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Chairman IFA Hill Farming Committee

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  • Pat Dunne
  • 087 4109259

Pat is a hill sheep farmer from Glenmalure, Co Wicklow. He was elected Chairman of the IFA Hill Farming Committee in January 2014. He has represented Wicklow IFA on the Committee for the last number of years. He has been actively involved in hill issues in County Wicklow and is a member of the Wicklow Uplands Council and is currently Chairman of their sub-committee the Wicklow Uplands Vegetation Management Group. Pat also represents IFA on Comhairle na Tuaithe.

IFA Hill Farming Executive

Gerry Gunning

Gerry is deeply involved in Structural and Rural Development Policies for many years and has been at the centre of negotiations with the Government and the EU on key farm income and investment supports – REPS, FWM, Less Favoured Areas etc. He is a graduate of the UCD Agricultural Faculty and is from a farming background in Co. Roscommon. He represents IFA on the EU & National Committees dealing with Rural Development.

About the Hill Farming Committee

  • The Hill Farmers Committee represents 20,000 hill farmers.
  • The main objective to the Committee is to improve farm income and to seek supports through various measures which are necessary to sustain in these difficult areas.
  • The membership of the Committee is drawn from those counties that have a high proportion of hill land.
  • The Committee deals with all aspects of CAP both Pillar I and Pillar II as it affects hill farmers.
  • It is also involved in the recreational use of hill land mainly through the walks scheme and through involvement with Comhairle na Tuaithe.

Hill Farming Committee 2016

ROLE & COUNTY NAME MOBILE NO.
CHAIRMAN: Pat Dunne 087 4109259
COOLEY Declan Mills 087 6683783
CONNEMARA Eamon Nee 087 9334642
CORK Teddy Creedon 087 9097485
DONEGAL Bernard C. Duffy 087 2545795
KERRY Sean O’Donoghue 087 9678318
KILDARE / WEST WICKLOW Denis Halpin 087 2988557
LEITRIM Shane McKeown 087 2543946
MAYO Thomas Mulchrone Jnr. 087 1343305
SLIGO Mary O’Boyle 087 6695263
WATERFORD / STH TIPP Frank Cunningham 051 291117
WICKLOW Peter Murphy 086 8229882
CO-OPTION Tom Fadian 087 6348779
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