There’s an air of delicious devilment about Josephine Helly. Here’s a woman whose attitude to life is one of fun. You could imagine her as the girl at the back of the class who’s mimicking the teacher and giving everyone a fit of the giggles. She brings that same sense of enjoyment and fun to her new role as national president of the ICA (Irish Country Woman’s Association).

Josephine has taken up the voluntary position after a couple of difficult years for the association. She has ambitious plans for the ICA as it faces into its 110th anniversary and insists it’s as relevant to women today as it ever was in the past.