Sheep Committee

Kevin Comiskey

Chair IFA National Sheep Committee

087 7960914

Tomas Bourke

Senior Policy Executive

01 4260340

Tomas Bourke is the Irish Farmers’ Association Livestock and Animal Health Executive. He sits on the copa-cogeca Animal Health and Welfare working party in Brussels. He is also a member of the AHI Implementation groups for both BVD and johnes disease.

About the Sheep Committee

At National and European level the National Sheep Committee effectively lobbies on behalf of all sheep farmers on the issues of critical importance to members such as incomes, lamb prices and premium support.

The priority issues for the National Sheep Committee are as follows:

  • Strong lamb prices
  • Adequate ewe premium payments
  • A fairer system of EU sheep policy
  • Increased headage payments
  • A positive hill sheep policy involving REPS/NHA
  • Strong opposition to lamb imports under WTO

Sheep Committee

CHAIRKevin Comiskey 087-7960914
CARLOWMarion Dalton087-6750012
CAVANBernard Lynch086-8190283
CLARETom Holmes087-8505028
CORK (W)James Daly086-3988952
CORK (N)Edmond Roche087-2709426
CORK (C)Frank O’Driscoll087-2680356
DONEGALAdrian Gallagher087-6760116
DUBLINRichard Ryan087-2745345
GALWAYDavid Harney 087-6402996
KERRYFrancis Foley087-6711212
KILDAREDenis Halpin087-2988557
KILKENNYLeeson Neale086-8181128
LAOISPeter Luttrell086-2480934
LEITRIMMark Gallagher086-3030175
LIMERICKEdward P. Moriarty086-1925479
LONGFORDLuke Casey 086-8571295
LOUTHCiaran Sheelan 087-6665183
MAYOMartin Shaughnessy Jnr087-7949969
MEATHRonan Delany 086-8201739
MONAGHANMarcus Stewart086-0717396
OFFALYMarita Phelan087-6663564
ROSCOMMONMichael Glennon 086-8597414
SLIGORose McDonnell087-7914375
TIPPERARY (NTH)JP Ryan087-2870412
TIPPERARY (STH)John Crosse 086-6065666
WATERFORDFrank Cunningham087-4329159
WESTMEATHJack Mills085-7706399
WEXFORDPatrick Murray 087-8281643
WICKLOW Selena Mackenzie 086-3210988
CO OPTEDSean Dennehy087-8103406