In Association With
Alpaca Association of Ireland
The official Alpaca Association of Ireland was founded in 2003 and helps to grow the industry in Ireland. We aim to bring together owners, breeders, lovers and veterinary specialists thus creating a vibrant national industry. We encourage the development of all aspects of the alpaca such as genetic improvement, fibre production and end products including yarn, garments and household goods.
We increase knowledge through shows, farm open days, training courses and workshops. Plus we maintain a registry of the alpacas in Ireland owned by AAI members. In this way, we intend to create an international Breed Standard and use it to evaluate the quality of animals bred and bought by members for identifying and promoting high quality breeding stock.
The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association are a national independent group overlooked by an annually differing council. Established to tackle reducing milk prices, and the effect on local creamery milk suppliers. It’s a non-denominational, non-political, democratic association, representing creamery milk suppliers at local, county, national and European levels in defending rights of farm families.
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association emerged as a farming lobby group, specifically for cattle and sheep farmers following the 1992 MacSharry Reform of the CAP.
The farmers who began the development of ICSA identified a number of flaws and inequities introduced in the 1992 reform. These issues formed the basis of the ICSA policy objectives during the Agenda 2000 negotiations, through to the Fischler reforms of 2003 and continue to underpin our policies as CAP post 2013 negotiations progress. We represent the interests of drystock and sheep farmers throughout every county in Ireland, with the national office located in Portlaoise.
The Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) was founded in May 2013 and is committed to bringing attention to the value of solar energy’s contribution to Ireland’s economic and environmental future. ISEA is committed to contributing to the development of viable renewable energy policies that support the development of solar in Ireland via lobbying activities, conferences, and other forums that bring key stakeholders together to shape policy.
Solar is a rapidly developing technology that has minimal impact on the environment with maximum benefits. Solar is forecast to become the most economically viable renewable energy source in the coming years globally.
ISEA recognizes the potential for solar in Ireland, and will work tirelessly with our members to promote solar not only as a means for meeting Ireland’s renewable energy and electricity targets, but as a long-term sustainable and clean option with numerous benefits for Ireland economically, socially and environmentally.
The Irish Timber Growers Association (ITGA) was formed in 1977 to support the development and expansion of private sector forestry in Ireland and to represent and inform woodland owners.
It is now the recognised national representative body of private woodland owners in Ireland. The Association is particularly concerned that private plantations achieve their maximum potential by the implementation of good forest management practises throughout their rotation.
Marca Na Feirme
The mission of Macra na Feirme is to contribute to the sustainable development of rural communities in Ireland by supporting the social, economic, cultural, personal development and well-being of young people who have a rural connection including young farmers. By representing their interests in the development and implementation of relevant policies, programs and services at national, regional and local levels and by advocating on their behalf.
environmentally sustainable component of the overall energy mix.
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland is Ireland's national sustainable energy authority. We work with householders, businesses, communities and government to create a cleaner energy future. Our vision is for Ireland’s energy to be sustainable, secure, affordable, and clean.
To achieve this, Ireland must use less energy, move to clean energy, and innovate to create new solutions to meet our energy needs. Leading the transition to smarter and more sustainable energy activities is central to what we do.