Westmeath beef farmer takes over as ICSA treasurer
The ICSA has elected a new national treasurer three weeks after winning a legal battle against the former incumbent, James Reynolds.
ICSA Westmeath chairman Daniel Lynam was elected to the post at a recent meeting of the association's national executive.
Hailing from Castletown Geoghegan, Mr Lynam farms in conjunction with his two sons David and Donal.
The Lynams focus primarily on store to beef heifers with the herd including Charolais, Simmentals and Belgian Blues.
The family also has a dairying operation in Castletown Geoghegan, rear store lambs and currently have 42ac devoted to tillage. Mr Lynam has been actively involved in ICSA for many years.
Speaking following his election Mr Lynam said: "ICSA is committed to courageously defending the interests of farmers, both at national and international level. It is a privilege to represent the farming community of Westmeath and I look forward to helping to further develop the association at a national level as treasurer."
Mr Lynam takes over from Mr Reynolds, who was removed from his senior positions within the body because of his involvement with the National Party which was described in court as being "in the mode of right-wing European Movements".
The National Party co-founder, Mr Reynolds may be facing a bill of tens of thousands of euro after the ICSA was awarded costs in a High Court Application.
The court dismissed Mr Reynold's application to continue an injunction to prevent him being removed as it stated he had not made a strong case likely to succeed in court.
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