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Chairman IFA Dairy Committee

  • Tom Phelan
  • 087-2268837

Executive Secretary IFA Dairy Committee

Picure: Finbarr O'Rourke

Catherine holds a Masters in International Commerce from the University of Toulouse.  Catherine is also a Graduate of the Marketing Institute of Ireland, and a Nuffield Scholar. She has been working for the last twenty years as the Executive Secretary of the Irish Farmers’ Association’s National Dairy and Liquid Milk Committees. Prior to joining the IFA, Catherine worked in IBEC’s Food and Drink Federation.

About the Dairy Committee

  • The National Dairy Committee represents Ireland’s 17,000 creamery milk producers
  • Its members are elected by IFA’s 29 county executives
  • Its most important issues include milk prices, input costs, dairy farmers’ incomes, industry developments and investment as milk quotas come to an end and the implementation of the new Bord Bia Dairy Assurance and Sustainability Scheme.

Dairy Committee 2018

CHAIRMAN Thomas Phelan 0872268837
VICE-CHAIRMAN Stephen Arthur 0863497081
CARLOW John Roche 0868252223
CAVAN Seamus Dolan 0872938562
CLARE Andrew Dundas 0868293012
CORK (W) Derry Scannell 0861516633
CORK (C) Gerard O’Connell 0868557297
CORK (N) Mary Twomey-Casey 0872275223
DONEGAL Lawrence McNamee 0862206685
DUBLIN Rory Dwyer 0868393005
GALWAY Charlie Whiriskey 0876312291
KERRY Michael O’Dowd 0879874082
KILDARE Billy Barrett 0872708061
KILKENNY Brendan Hickey 0866061029
LAOIS James Barber 0877553409
LEITRIM Paddy Kennedy 0860808139
LIMERICK Tom Cooke 0872683400
LONGFORD Patrick O’Neill 0863357379
LOUTH Nicholas Cooney 0862399266
MAYO Michael Leo Morrin 0876272322
MEATH Eddie Bannon 0866065668
MONAGHAN James F. O’Connor 0868366866
OFFALY Adrian Leonard 0876659015
ROSCOMMON Sean Connaughton 0868567275
SLIGO Gearoid O’Connor 0868104210
TIPP NTH James A. Finn 0863828511
TIPP.STH Pat Carroll 0862633514
WATERFORD Mark Conors 0863866426
WESTMEATH James Fox 0868011520
WEXFORD Michael Gahan 0868592378
WICKLOW Stephen Arthur 0863497081
LIQUID MILK CHAIRMAN John Finn 0872830432
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