The names of some of those nominated for the Ornua board are leaking out as we go to press. Down south, I understand Carbery is going to nominate Joe O’Sullivan. Joe is CEO of Drinagh Co-op since 1990. However, Seamus Daly was selected to take over the Drinagh CEO position at the Drinagh AGM last week effective from 1 January, 2021. Joe has been on the Carbery board for over 15 years, I’d say.

In the west, dairy farmer?Seán Sweeney has been nominated for the Ornua board. Seán currently sits on the Aurivo board so he’ll have to resign and, in the meantime, UCD Smurfit School’s Helen Brophy will keep the seat warm.