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Chairman IFA Horticulture Committee

  • Paul Brophy
  •  086-2608399

National Horticulture Executive

Pat joined the IFA in 2013.  He holds a degree in Commercial Horticulture from UCD and has worked in the mushroom industry for the past 14 years. He has held positions in technical sales, mushroom growing and mushroom compost manufacturing.

Previous to that he spent a number of years working in general agriculture roles with Teagasc and private consultants.

About the Horticulture Committee

  • The IFA Horticulture Committee comprises of the Chairmen of the different Horticulture Committees.
  •  Members of the Committee are the Chairmen of the Potato, Field Vegetable & Protected Crops, Soft Fruits, Mushroom and Nursery Stock Committees.
  • It’s most important issues include commodity prices, input costs, producers’ incomes, retailer activity, industry developments and the Bord Bia Quality Assurance Scheme.

Horticulture Committee 2017

Commodity

Chairman

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National Chairman IFA Horticulture Section Paul Brophy

086 8156975

Vegetables Paul Brophy

086 8156975

Hardy Nursery Stock Val Farrell

087 2503752

Apples Con Traas

086 6091998

Soft Fruit Growers James Kearns

087 8241978

Potatoes Thomas McKeown

087 2625831

Mushrooms Gerard Reilly

086 269 2012

 

Mushroom Producers Committee

ROLE & COUNTY NAME MOBILE
CHAIRMAN Gerard Reilly 086 269 2012
CARLOW Leslie Codd 087 2853363

National Field Vegetable & Protected Crops Committee

COUNTY NAME MOBILE NO.
CHAIRMAN: Paul Brophy 086 2608399
VICE-CHAIRMAN: Mark McCann 087 2509134
DUBLIN: John Dockrell 087 8543000
DUBLIN: Colm Grimes 086 8326911
DUBLIN: Martin Flynn 086 3915813
DUBLIN: Matt Foley 086 8156975
GALWAY: Sean Mahony 087 6540184
KERRY: Paudie Hanafin 087 6723419
KILDARE: Paul Brophy 086 2608399
KILKENNY: TJ O’Shea 086 8532183
KILKENNY: Eddie Doyle 087 2787472
LAOIS: Emmet Dunne 086 8106957

Soft Fruit Growers Committee

COUNTY NAME MOB.NO.
CHAIRMAN James Kearns 087 8241978
VICE-CHAIRMAN Des Jeffares 087 2867455
DUBLIN David Keeling 086 2361504
DUBLIN Bernard Murray 086 8553619
LONGFORD Neil McCormack 087 9184757
TIPPERARY Con Traas 086 6091998
WEXFORD Cyril Wheelock 087 6775437
WEXFORD Eamonn Crean 086 8257389
 

Irish Hardy Nursery Stock Association Executive Committee

COUNTY NAME MOB.NO.
CHAIRMAN Val Farrell 087 2503752
CLARE Michelle Flannery 087 7522992
DUBLIN Martin Tully 086 2551151
KILDARE Rosemary Flannery 086 8189562
KILDARE Matthew Lohan 087 2423340
KILKENNY Fred Townsend 087 6892323
OFFALY Hans Ravensberg 086 8588490
KILKENNY Elmer Dool 086 8543322
WATERFORD Peter Stam 086 8121467
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