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 Ltd|
|Sean||Monahan||Arrabawn Co-operative Society Ltd|
|Padraig||Gibbons||Aurivo Co-operative Society Ltd|
|Michael||Coleman||Barryroe Co-operative Ltd|
|Dominic||Cronin||Boherbue Co-operative Agri & Dairy Society Ltd|
|Jim||Russell||Centenary Thurles Co-operative Society Ltd|
|James||Lynch||Dairygold Co-operative Society Ltd|
|Martin||Keane||Glanbia Co-operative Society Ltd|
|Michael||O’Connor||Kerry Co-operative Creameries Ltd|
|Andrew||McConkey||LacPatrick Co-operatve Society Ltd|
|Alo||Duffy||Lakeland Dairies Co-operative Society Ltd|
|Tommy||O’Riordan||Lisavaird Co-operative Creamery Ltd|
|Martin||O'Keeffe||North Cork Co-operative Creameries Ltd|
|Dermot||O'Leary||Ornua Co-operative Society Ltd|
|William||Meagher||Tipperary Co-op Creamery Ltd|
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.