Rural Security Committee

Caroline Farrell

Chair IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs Committee

086 3787987

Geraldine O’Sullivan

Executive Secretary IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs Committee

01 4260343 [email protected]

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.

IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs Committee

ChairwomanCaroline Farrell086 3787987
Vice ChairBernadette O’Driscoll087 2353710
CARLOWSinead Brophy087 3552992
CAVANElizabeth Tilson086 2758806
CLAREGeraldine O’Connell087 2999981
CORK (C)Ann Moore087 6739363
CORK (N)Ann O’Connor086 1575379
CORK (W)Martina Casey087 6679624
DONEGALMabel Russell087 2548065
DUBLINElizabeth McCarthy086 8608258
GALWAYTeresa Roche083 8455272
KERRYBernadette O’Driscoll087 2353710
KILDAREMarion Dunne087 2864260
KILKENNYGemma Sherman086 8393929
LAOISMary Barber087 7649931
LEITRIMAnn Winters087 2678354
LIMERICKMary Breen087 6383060
LONGFORDSheena Cassidy086 6636977
LOUTHBreda Brennan087 2076626
MAYODiane Petrie086 3989920
MEATHSheila Fitzpatrick086 1912286
MONAGHANMary Deery087 4104709
OFFALYMary Parlon086 1974214
ROSCOMMONFrances Keane086 2424470
SLIGOMargaret Gormonley087 6448947
TIPP. NTHKathleen Hogan085 2840586
TIPP. STHMary Jo Heffernan087 6481284
WATERFORDBetty Coughlan086 3903999
WEXFORDAlice Doyle086 8295172
WESTMEATHMary Geraghty087 9826585
WICKLOWAnne Jennings086 3682321