Co Longford farmer James Reynolds has been elected to the position of honorary secretary of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA).
The Ballinalee native was elected at the organisation’s AGM and Annual Conference last week, and is expected to take up his two year term of office with immediate effect.
Mr Reynolds has been involved with ICSA for six years, four of which he served as a member of the ICSA national executive and is an active member of Granard Agricultural Show Society. “I am honoured to have been elected as ICSA’s honorary secretary,” he added. “ICSA is a vibrant organisation and I will work hard to fulfil the role. I look forward to working with the team of ICSA elected officers to confront the many challenges facing Irish farmers.” In 2012 Mr Reynolds was handed a one-year suspension by the IFA for bringing the Co Executive into ‘disrepute’. He has strong connections to Libertas and it was he who spearheaded the ‘Farmers For No campaign’ in opposition to the EU Fiscal Compact Treaty of 2012.