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Alice and Seán represent Wexford farmers on national stage


Alice Doyle.

Alice Doyle.

Seán Ryan.

Seán Ryan.

Seán Ryan.

Seán Ryan.


Alice Doyle.


BALLYOUGHTER’S Alice Doyle as been elected as chair of the Farm Family Committee of the IFA.

The Committee provides a voice to farm families on social issues within the association, as well as at national and European levels to ensure that policies are developed as well as dealing with individual cases in the community.

Ms Doyle, who is a mixed beef and tillage farmer with her husband Tom and three children, said she is looking forward to the challenge.

“I have been a member of IFA for a very long time and am acutely aware of the issues facing farm families. During my three years with committee so far, I have had first hand experience of dealing with concerns relating to Fair Deal scheme for nursing homes, Farm Assist, Inheritance and succession, farm safety and health awareness promotion.

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“I have served at local, county and national level in Macra na Feirme, Local and county level in IFA, National vice chairperson Farm family and social affairs committee, Co. Chairperson of Wexford Mental health Association, Irish Shows Association and CPSMA. I’m looking forward to dealing with issues I’m familiar with in 2022 as well as education, diversity, crime prevention as well as rural planning”.

She added that it’s a privilege to represent county Wexford but she looks forward to working on the national stage.

“It is clear to me that the committee has a huge wealth of talent and expertise. I will relish the opportunity to help the committee use all this knowledge and expertise for the benefit of farm families throughout the country”.

Alice will be lobbying on pensions and the Fair Deal Scheme, as well as focusing on education and health issues.

Following on from Alice’s success, all eyes were on Wexford as Seán Ryan from Ballywilliam, Enniscorthy was chosen as Chair of the IFA Potato Committee.

The Committee represents Ireland’s 600 commercial potato growers.

It’s most important issues include potato prices, input costs, potato farmers’ incomes, retailer activity, industry developments and the Bord Bia quality assurance scheme.

Mr Ryan runs a mixed and farm shop, focusing on tillage, potatoes and vegetables as well as cattle with his partner Mary and son Cathal.

At the self-service farm shop, you’ll find jams, chutneys and fruit too.