Hill Farming Contacts

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Hill Farming Contacts

Chairman IFA Hill Farming Committee

  • Flor McCarthy

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 2020

CHAIRMAN: Flor McCarthy 086 2612989
CO-OPTED NMA Michael Biggins 087 2895966
CLARE Stephen Walsh 087 6303046
CONNEMARA Eamon Nee 087 9334642
Cork (W) Neilie O’Leary 086 8226784
DONEGAL Bernard C. Duffy 087 2545795
KERRY Pat O’Shea 086 1738187
KILDARE / WEST WICKLOW Denis Halpin 087 2988557
LEITRIM Padraig McGowan 086 8046458
LOUTH Peter Shields 087 2685801
MAYO Thomas Mulchrone Jnr. 087 1343305
SLIGO Benedict Gallagher 087 9905123
WATERFORD / SOUTH TIPP Peter Hennessy 087 9612531
WICKLOW Peter Murphy 086 8229882
WEXFORD Gabriel O’Neill 086 8139795
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