FCI Breaks New Ground with new Portlaoise office & new CEO
The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) which has established a national office for farm and forestry contractors at Portlaoise Enterprise Centre, Clonminam Business Park, Portlaoise, Co Laois. Speaking about the new office location for FCI, Richard White from Drangan, Thurles, Co Tipperary, FCI National Chairman said that the association has established a national office based at Portlaoise Enterprise Centre, Clonminam Business Park, Portlaoise, Co Laois from where all activities will be conducted from now on. “This new and central location provides FCI members with an independent office with facilities for meetings in order to showcase the importance of the farm and forestry contractor sector to a wide range of organisations and groups,” said Richard White.
The FCI National Chairman also announced that Michael Moroney has taken over the day-to-day running of FCI as the Association’s first Chief Executive Officer. “We are delighted to have Michael on board to help steer the future development of FCI. Michael has worked with FCI during its development phase and has been helpful to me as national chairman and to the entire 16 person voluntary Executive Council in planning for the future of FCI,” said Richard White.
“Michael brings a wealth of experience to FCI, having worked with the Irish Farmers Journal for many years and managed FTMTA from 2000 to 2008, where he was Chief Executive Officer. He oversaw the growth and development of the Farm Machinery Show and it’s relocation to Punchestown as well as the establishment of the FTMTA Farm Machinery Industry Training Centre in Naas, Co Kildare,” said the FCI national chairman.
“We are looking forward to a significant new phase for the future development of FCI,” said Richard White. “Our support from CEETTAR, the European contractors association, has been vital and we are delighted that Eric Drésin, Director of CEETTAR, joined with us at our stand at the recent FTMTA Farm Machinery Show to lend us his continuing support, ” he added.
Michael Moroney will be working with FCI on a four-day week from Monday to Thursday and will be available on email at as well as on mobile at 087-7551111.