17 DECEMBER 2020
The next president of ICSA will be revealed later today following weeks of online hustings. Two candidates are in the fray, Dermot Kelleher from Cork and Sean McNamara from Westmeath. Owing to Covid the normal ICSA election process has been changed and the decision will be based on a postal ballot of ICSA National Executive members.
It is expected that the results will be announced at a Zoom meeting of the ICSA national executive at about 7pm. Both candidates have a long track record in ICSA. Mr McNamara is the current ICSA sheep chairman and Mr Kelleher is the current ICSA Munster Vice president.
The winner will take office at the ICSA AGM in January where current president Edmond Phelan will step down after a hectic term of office marked by beef protests, the establishment of the Beef Taskforce, the agreement of an EU budget, CAP reform deliberations and of course, the disruption caused by Covid and Brexit.