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.
Richard White, Tipperary 086-174 2587
Norman Egar, Kildare 086-258 0074
Peter Farrelly, Meath 087-260 2656
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
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.