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NationalisedIrish Agriculture Nationalised
- The Dairy Disposal company and the Making of the Modern
Irish Dairy Industry - by Micheál Ó Fathartaigh, was launched on Wednesday April 29th by An Taoiseach,
Enda Kenny TD at The Plunkett House, Dublin. Irish Agriculture Nationalised tells the remarkable story of the Dairy Disposal
Company (DDC), one of the first state-sponsored bodies, established in 1927 to acquire private creameries and other agri-businesses
and transfer them to co-operative societies. It evoked into an agency that developed creameries and other agri-businesses,
particularly in the south, and stimulated economic growth. By the time it dissolved in 1978 it had laid the foundations for,
for instance, the Kerry Group and Golden Vale. Micheál Ó Fathartaigh is originally from Co. Galway and lectures
in modern history at Dublin Business School; he is also a visiting researcher in the School of Business at Trinity College
The Taoiseach in his launch of the book said "I want to congratulate
Dr Mícheál Ó Fathartaigh on the launch of this book, which seems particularly timely in light of the
of the growing public interest in our food and the circumstances of its provenance. It charts a model and mindset of enterprise
and ambition that were before their time, precisely the same mindset, in fact, that now sees Ireland once more to the fore
as a dairy ‘superpower'. It is also a book which links the story of the past with the story of the present, making
it all the more readable and valuable."
At the lauch of 'Irish Agriculture Nationalised' An Taoiseach,
Enda Kenny TD, Paul Markham, Kerry Group and Micheal O Fathartaigh (Author).
On Wednesday at Plunkett House, Denis McCarthy - former Dairy Disposal
Company. An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, Paul Markham, Kerry Group, and Micheal O Fathartaigh, Author.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD autographing a copy of Irish Agriculture Nationalised
for Paul Markham, Kerry Group.