I hear that the president and CEO of the US National Milk Producers Federation, Jim Mulhern, decided to attend the annual ICOS conference in Cork during the week instead of meeting US president Donald Trump.

Mulhern was speaking at the 41st annual Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS) conference, where he said he gave up meeting President Trump at the Farm Bureau national conference that was also on this week in Nashville. Apparently it was an easy decision for him to make and he would much rather be in Cork at the ICOS gig than meeting Trump.