Patrick Kent

Former ICSA president nominated for Seanad seat

Former ICSA president nominated for Seanad seat

The former president of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has been nominated for a seat in the...

March 19, 2020

ICSA regional VPs to share presidential duties ‘as required’

ICSA regional VPs to share presidential duties ‘as required’

The three regional vice-presidents of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) will fulfill the duties of president between...

May 2, 2019

Patrick Kent to resign as ICSA president

Patrick Kent to resign as ICSA president

ICSA president Patrick Kent has announced his intention to step down from his position as leader of the association with...

April 24, 2019

‘State bodies promoting dairy industry into oblivion’ – Kent

‘State bodies promoting dairy industry into oblivion’ – Kent

The dairy industry is a “balloon that is ready to burst”, Patrick Kent, the president of the Irish Cattle and...

September 3, 2018

TEDx Longford: ‘Irish farmers can make money using less chemicals’

TEDx Longford: ‘Irish farmers can make money using less chemicals’

The president of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA), Patrick Kent, promises to deliver a “hard-hitting” speech when...

June 22, 2018

Kent covers all the bases on sucklers at AGM

Kent covers all the bases on sucklers at AGM

The recent speech given by Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent at his organisation’s annual general...

February 5, 2018

‘We are sick and tired of being lectured by animal rights extremists’

‘We are sick and tired of being lectured by animal rights extremists’

The next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must be designed on the principle that farmers “who go the extra mile get...

January 25, 2018

Kent needs to deliver real change for the suckler sector

Kent needs to deliver real change for the suckler sector

Congratulations to Patrick Kent on his re-election as president of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA). Over the...

December 24, 2017

ICSA elects president to lead the organisation for the next two years

ICSA elects president to lead the organisation for the next two years

Patrick Kent has been re-elected as the president of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA). Having held the...

December 14, 2017

Election fever: ‘Let the best man win’

Election fever: ‘Let the best man win’

As the clock ticks down to the election of the next president of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association...

December 14, 2017

May’s Florence speech a ‘hopeful sign for pragmatism’

May’s Florence speech a ‘hopeful sign for pragmatism’

The speech in Florence on the issue of Brexit, delivered by UK Prime Minister Theresa May last Friday, was described...

September 25, 2017

ICSA to launch its own tillage committee

ICSA to launch its own tillage committee

The future viability of the Irish tillage sector in Ireland should also worry livestock farmers, the President of the Irish Cattle...

September 20, 2017

‘Veganism is controlled malnutrition’

‘Veganism is controlled malnutrition’

Veganism has been described as “controlled malnutrition” by the President of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association, Patrick Kent....

September 19, 2017

Packed ‘Ploughing’ schedule planned for farming association

Packed ‘Ploughing’ schedule planned for farming association

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has unveiled a packed schedule for the National Ploughing Championships 2017. The...

September 11, 2017

Farmers willing to take ‘hit’ of €1,700 rather than report theft

Farmers willing to take ‘hit’ of €1,700 rather than report theft

On average, farmers are willing to take a ‘financial hit’ of €1,711 rather than report an incident of theft, according to the results...

July 4, 2017

‘Farmers being able to help each other out is a thing of the past’

‘Farmers being able to help each other out is a thing of the past’

The days of farmers being able to help each other out is a thing of the past, according to Sinn Fein’s...

May 25, 2017

‘Dairy calves are coming down the track regardless of what we do with sucklers’

‘Dairy calves are coming down the track regardless of what we do with sucklers’

Dairy calves are coming down the track regardless of what farmers do with sucklers, Patrick Kent, the President of the...

February 17, 2017

Expanding Irish beef production ‘a highly risky strategy’

Expanding Irish beef production ‘a highly risky strategy’

Expanding beef production is a highly risky strategy in the midst of Brexit uncertainty, dismal farm incomes and the threat...

February 16, 2017