Farm Family Committee

Alice Doyle

Chair Farm Family & Social Affairs Committee

086 8295172

Geraldine O’Sullivan

Senior Policy Executive

01 4260343

About the IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs Committee

The Committee provides a voice to farm families on social issues within the Association, as well as at National and European levels to ensure that policies are developed to help farm families.  The Committee strives to keep farm families notified of changes in procedures or policies, as well as dealing with individual cases that affect them and their community.  Some of the issues that the Committee are currently working on are:

  • Pensions – Securing entitlements for farm women so they qualify for pensions in their own right and updating farm families on changes to the pension system.
  • Fair Deal Scheme – Lobbying for a cap on the maximum charge that can be applied to non-residential, productive assets.
  • Farm Safety – SAVE LIVES – Think Safety, Farm Safely campaign to encourage farmers to improve working practices and take preventative action to reduce risks.
  • Health – Supporting farm families to make positive changes to improve overall mental health and well-being through awareness and education.

Directory of Useful Farm Family Supports & Services

IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs Committee

CHAIRAlice Doyle086 8295172
CARLOWMichael Purcell086 0677905
CAVANElizabeth Tilson086 2758806
CLAREGeraldine O’Connell087 2999981
CORK (C)Claire O’Keeffe087 2475481
CORK (N)Ann O’Connor086 1575379
CORK (W)Martina Casey087 6679624
DONEGALVictoria Boyd 087 3994372
DUBLINElizabeth McCarthy086 8608258
GALWAYTeresa Roche083 8455272
KERRYKathleen Herlihy087 2291583
KILDAREMarion Dunne087 2864260
KILKENNYGemma Sherman086 8393929
LAOISMary Barber087 7649931
LEITRIMMary McGovern086 1705211
LIMERICKMary Breen087 6383060
LONGFORDSheena Cassidy086 6636977
LOUTHBreda Brennan087 2076626
MAYOAmy Mulchrone087 7805805
MEATHFiona Curran087 6492857
MONAGHANMary Deery087 4104709
OFFALYRichard Scally087 2027050
ROSCOMMONFrances Keane086 2424470
SLIGOMargaret Gormonley087 6448947
TIPP. NTHMargaret Mounsey086 2138487
TIPP. STHMary Jo Heffernan087 6481284
WATERFORDBetty Coughlan086 3903999
WEXFORD Mary Fitzharris086 6008050
WESTMEATHMary Geraghty087 9826585
WICKLOWAnne Jennings086 3682321
CO-OPTEDCaroline Farrell086 3787987