ABOUT The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors of Ireland (FCI)

The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) is run by a small, hard-working National Executive Council of full-time contractors working together to provide guidance to the Association's Chief Executive Michael Moroney.
FCI Established in 2012, and each member of the National Executive Council has already been elected as a regional chairperson and/or regional secretary across eight regions. The FCI has an annual general meeting each year and registered with the Irish Companies Office as a Limited by Guarantee Company.
The following are the current officers of FCI.
National Chairman
Richard White, Tipperary              086-174 2587

National Vice-Chairman
Norman Egar, Kildare                   086-258 0074

 
National Secretary
Peter Farrelly, Meath                    087-260 2656

 
National Treasurer
Christopher Weldon, Meath         087-258 1387

 
FCI Executive Council Members
Martin Fleming, Galway               087-254 5904
Martin Hanley, Meath                   086-253 5572
Anne Hanrahan, Offaly                087-439 8370
John Hughes, Kilkenny                086-253 5100
Shane Nolan, Clare                     086-600 8139
Padraig O’Brien, Tipperary          087-252 7236
Timmy O’Brien, Cork                   086-259 4030
Ger O’Donoghue, Limerick          086-878 4959

Peter O'Reilly, Cavan                   087-2734338
Roger Perry, Kildare                    087-257 2421
John Sheehy, Limerick                087-256 8246
June Smith, Laois                        086-1740457

 
Honorary Life President
John McCarthy, Cork                  087-9881163

 
Chief Executive
Michael Moroney                        087-7551111

My name is Richard White and I was re-elected
Chairman of FCI in March of 2018.

Together with my brothers Martin and John, we run Slievenamon Agricultural Services (SAS) from Drangan in Co Tipperary. Our family have been involved in farm
contracting since the 1960’s when my father Pat started a small farm contracting business.

 

In 1997 we established Slievenamon Agricultural Services Ltd (SAS), a limited company to run the expanding farm contracting operations.

I believe that FCI can be a strong and united association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in the future. A strong FCI membership is vital to achieve results in our lobbying work at local, national and European level.

Timmy O' Brien, Founding Director

Timmy O Brien is from a small village in north Co Cork called Churchtown.

Timmy’s father started the contracting business in 1969 with a Massey 135 and a Claas Markant Baler. Timmy worked with his father for many years when he was younger.



In 1986 Timmy took over the contracting business from his father and started to expand. In 1989 Timmy bought his first round baler. He baled silage during the summer and went to Australia to work in construction in the winter time.



Since them he has advanced the business to what it is today. Timmys main business is baling, tillage, slurry spreading and other contracting work in the North Cork area. Timmy has 7 full time employees and 15 casual workers during the summer months.

More recently, Timmy developed Egmont Agri Machinery has a leading importer and distributor of farm machinery including brands such as Samasz, Metal-Fach, Agrex and Moreni. 

Peter Farrelly, Founding Director

At the age of 6 Peter started rolling corn for local farmers.

Peter took over his father's Agri-Contracting business with his brother Patrick in 1975 and Farrelly Brothers was established.



They developed the business into different areas of Agri-Contracting: dung
spreading, hedge cutting, ploughing, tilling, sowing and combining. They built up a fleet of tractors and machinery along the way. They worked through the recession of the ‘80’s and had a very successful business.



In later years they expanded their portfolio and started contracting work on
the new roads around the country, they worked for the likes of Roadbridge,
Bamm, T.J Loughlin, Ward and Bourke, Coffey & Ascon, Gaslines, County Councils and many more.


Peter has been a member of Macra Na Feirme since 1979. 

 

Peter has been a member of IAAC since 1983.



He has completed work in Poland, Shetland Islands and UK since June 2010.

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