Farm Business Committee

Bill O’Keeffe

Chair Farm Business Committee

086-8392396 [email protected]

Robert Malone

Senior Policy Executive

01-4260343 [email protected]

About the Farm Business & Taxation Committee

The IFA Farm Business Committee is a national committee, with elected representatives from all 29 of IFA’s County Executives. Committee members come from all different sectors of farming, thereby providing a comprehensive and up-to-date view of the business issues facing farm families. The Farm Business Committee has the lead role in developing the IFA annual pre-budget submission.

The key roles of the farm business committee are:

  • Development of taxation policy proposals for farm businesses and families and identifying measures necessary to support farm investment, promote farm transfer and land mobility.
  • Liaising with the banking sector on issues of credit relevant to farmers – access to credit, the cost of credit and length of decision making on loan applications
  • Assisting farmers who may be encountering credit difficulties

Farm Business & Taxation Committee

CHAIRMANBill O’Keeffe086 8392396
VICE CHAIRFergal Hennessy087 6855336
CARLOWJohn Nolan087 4164478
CAVANOwen Brodie087 2021048
CLARERosaleen O’Reilly087 2286819
CORK (C)Marie McCarthy087 2354353
CORK (N)Donal Buckley 087 6451521
CORK (W)Jerry O’Sullivan087 9856745
DONEGALAndrew McShea086 8354450
DUBLINLaurence Ward086 8369438
GALWAYDeirdre Mongan087 7957910
KERRYPat O’Driscoll 087 2833516
KILDAREEugene Lawler087 2597495
KILKENNYSean Cummins087 7434657
LAOISAnne-Marie Aird086 6047531
LEITRIMSeamus Quinn086 8633839
LIMERICKPius Horgan087 2292700
LONGFORDAnn Tully087 9236983
LOUTHGerard Meegan086 1270330
MAYOMartin Gilvarry086 6082173
MEATHFergal Hennessy087 6855336
MONAGHANMartin Connolly 087 2753989
OFFALYNoel Keyes087 8636962
ROSCOMMONGerard Fallon086 1298317
SLIGOMargaret Gormonly087 4021472
TIPP. NTHMichael Leonard087 2673534
TIPP. STHBernadette Quinn086 8122629
WATERFORDJohn Joe Byrne086 6034572
WESTMEATHPaul Slevin087 6527616
WEXFORDJohn Kelly087 6409615
WICKLOWTom Short087 2997105
Co-optMartin Stapleton086 2596950