Seamus Sherlock announced yesterday, Wednesday February 13th, that he will be stepping down from his role as ICSA Rural Development chairman.
He relinquishes the role after three years in the position and said the decision was one made with his family and one not taken lightly. Mr. Sherlock said he made the decision as he felt fresh voices were needed to take the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmer’s Association forward.
Mr. Sherlock reiterated his support to rural Ireland, even though he will no longer serve as chairman, calling it the backbone of the country. Mr. Sherlock thanked all those who helped him out during his term.
“Today after three years I have stepped down as ICSA Rural development chairman. Big thank you to all the people who helped out along the way and I have no doubt our paths will cross in the future.” He posted.
“Family farms and rural communities are the backbone of Ireland and I will continue to fight their cause and together we will keep the lights on in rural Ireland.”
Mr. Sherlock’s work within his role as Rural Development chairman was commended by many of his followers online.
“Well done for all your work Seamus . You have been a strong advocate for those farming especially those who have been in debt” posted one farmer.
“You have done so much to help people in distress. Very proud of you and your empathy and support to others.” Posted another.
“Seamus thank you so much for all your help in west Clare at our rural isolation meetings, your legacy will live on as the meetings have moved to Limerick, Donegal, Galway, Sligo & Mayo. Thank you for being true to the rural dweller.”