The ICOS Dairy Committee is responsible for the formulation of policy positions affecting the Irish dairy sector and to recommend these policies for acceptance to the Board.
Current Members of the ICOS Dairy Committee are:
|Jerry||Long||Drombane Co-operative & Dairy Society|
|Sean||Monahan||Arrabawn Co-operative Society|
|Padraig||Gibbons||Aurivo Co-operative Society|
|Dominic||Cronin||Boherbue Co-operative Agri & Dairy Society|
|Jim||Russell||Centenary Thurles Co-operative Society|
|James||Lynch||Dairygold Co-operative Society|
|Martin||Keane||Glanbia Co-operative Society|
|Michael||O’Connor||Kerry Co-operative Creameries|
|Alo||Duffy||Lakeland Dairies Co-operative Society|
|Tommy||O’Riordan||Lisavaird Co-operative Society|
|Martin||O'Keeffe||North Cork Co-operative Creameries|
|Dermot||O'Leary||Ornua Co-operative Society|
|William||Meagher||Tipperary Co-op Creamery|
The Committee engages with policy makers and stakeholders at National and EU level, and works to advance the prospects of the Irish dairy sector.
The Committee is comprised of 15 representatives from processing and non-processing dairy co-operatives.
Chairman: Jerry Long, Drombane Co-operative Society Ltd
Secretary: Eamonn Farrell, Agri-Food Policy Executive
ICOS Climate Change Working Group
The ICOS Dairy Committee has established a sub committee to review and develop policy recommendations in the area of climate change. The ICOS Climate Change Working Group is Chaired by Martin Keane, President, and includes representatives from the ICOS Board and technical experts from dairy co-operatives.