3 Oct 2013
MINISTER MEETS DAIRY CO-OPS
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD met ICOS and Chairmen of the dairy processing co-operatives for a mutual sharing of viewpoints relating to the future of the Irish dairy industry. The discussions focussed on initiatives to curb the impacts of market volatility post quota and associated risk management tools which might be used to protect market returns. Front Row right to left: ICOS President Bertie O’Leary (Dairygold), Minister Coveney, Martin Keane ICOS Vice-President, (Glanbia) and Seamus O’Donohoe, CEO of ICOS. Back row (left to right) J J Walsh, Commercial Director, Carbery; Matt Quinlan, Tipperary Co-op; Pat Mescal, Arrabawn; Aaron Forde, Chairman, Irish Dairy Board; Padraig Young, Lakeland Dairies; Jim Russell , Centenary Thurles; Martin O Keefe, North Cork; Pat Landers, Kerry; Ken Chapman, Director, Wexford Creamery; TJ Flanagan, ICOS Dairy Policy Manager and Hugo Maguire, Town of Monaghan.