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.
Established in 2001, Cré is the Composting and Anaerobic Digestion Association of Ireland. Cré (which is the Irish word for ‘soil’), is a non-profit association of public and private organisations, dedicated to growing the biological treatment sector. Cré supports the production of high-quality outputs, assists the delivery of Government waste diversion and bioenergy targets, and promotes the creation of sustainable indigenous jobs.
Cré has a broad membership base ranging from compost and anaerobic digestion facilities, waste companies, local authorities, technology providers, local authorities, consultants and third level colleges. Cré is recognised by Government and agencies as the voice of the industry in Ireland and Northern Ireland. It is frequently called on to give the industry view on future policy and legislation. Cré is a member of the European Compost Network, the European Biogas Association and the Biobased Industries Consortium. Cré has a Board of Directors, a Carbon Committee, a Technical Committee, a Public Relations Committee and an Anaerobic Digestion Committee. See www.cre.ie
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.
IrBEA was founded in 1999. Its role is to promote the bioenergy industry and to develop this important sector on the island of Ireland. The association’s main objectives are to influence policy makers and to promote the development of bioenergy. Key goals include supporting IrBEA members, improving public awareness, networking and information sharing and liaising with similar interest groups. Further information on the association is available at www.irbea.ie
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
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.