ICA – Statement on EGMs

The Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA) held two EGMs on Saturday the 18th of November. They were held to allow the members to vote on two motions.   The outcomes of those meetings were as follows:  The vote to restructure the ICA was carried. The ICA will now progress with the necessary legal steps and will notify […]

EGMs November 2023

We confirm that the planned EGMs will take place as scheduled on the 18th of November 2023 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone. We look forward to welcoming you.

Building Up European care capital: sustainable investments, not burdensome costs.

On the first UN International Day of Care and Support,17 European organisations call for urgent measures to address underinvestment and staff shortages in long-term care. The first UN International Day of Care and Support is a welcome initiative that marks a positive development in the recognition of the vital importance of care and of those who […]

Budget 2024 – Key Points

The Budget for 2024 was announced yesterday.
For all the key points please see the below document from the Department of Social Protection.

‘Where We Belong’ Podcast Interview

“In my 57 years [in the ICA], I don’t know where I would be without it.”  “[The ICA] gives a real sense of purpose, being involved and being involved in the community.”  Cavan Federation President Kathleen Farrelly and Bruskey Guild President Leila Beattie, sat down with Savina Donohoe of the ‘Where We Belong’ podcast to […]

COFACE: No Family Left in the Cold: Europe must build more inclusive energy systems

#EnergyPoverty #EUGreenDeal #EPAHConf_23  As international stakeholders gather in Warsaw today for the International Annual Conference on Energy Poverty to address the multifaceted challenges of energy poverty, it is crucial for the EU and its governments to act swiftly for a families-sensitive approach to energy policy and planning. This includes integrated policy solutions that combine energy and […]

National Ploughing Championships 2023 

Despite the particularly wet start it was another great year at the National Ploughing Championships for the ICA!  We are thankful to the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine for their kind and ongoing support. Tuesday morning brought great excitement as the ICA was represented at the National Brown Bread Baking competition by Kathleen […]

The National Brown Bread Baking Competition Live Finals

🏆The National Brown Bread Baking Competition live finals will take place from the 19th to the 21st of September at the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co. Laois. 🍀We want to wish Liz Brady of Westmeath Federation, Kathleen Dillion Byrne of Carlow Federation and Betty Caffrey of Louth Federation the best of luck as they […]