There was quite a commotion back in 2010 when the then Government took the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association’s (ICMSA) seat on the European Economic and Social Council (EESC) and handed it to the environmental pillar. The decision was described as “pure cuckoo” when Birdwatch Ireland’s Siobhan Egan was confirmed as its nominee.

Following an intense lobbying campaign, the ICMSA received a pledge from then Taoiseach Brian Cowan that it would get its seat back. Much has changed since, but I understand the ICMSA has indeed got its seat back.