Election 2019

Election 2019

IFA Elections 2019

Welcome to our IFA Election 2019 section.

Find out more about our IFA Presidential and Deputy Presidential candidates along with details of our election hustings where you will have the chance to ask the candidates the questions that matter to you.

IFA Presidential Candidates

The President is the leader of the Association. They are the principal representative and spokesperson for the IFA and the Chair of our National Council.

They are elected through a national vote at branch level, in which all IFA members are entitled to vote. This gives IFA’s leaders a powerful democratic mandate.

For more details see the IFA’s Constitution and Rules available here.

Learn more about the candidates for IFA President below.

John Coughlan

John Coughlan is a dairy, beef and tillage farmer from Buttevant Co Cork. Alongside his wife Ann, and children Michael and Helena, John milks 100 cows, finishes over 100 cattle, and grows cereals. John is an active campaigner for farmers and IFA members for 25 years.

Tim Cullinan

I’ve been farming in Toomevara for over 40 years. In my lifetime experience of dairy, beef, tillage, and pig farming, I have never seen farm incomes so severely challenged or witnessed so much frustration amongst IFA members.

Angus Woods

Angus farms full-time with his family at Rathnew, County Wicklow. His is a mixed enterprise farm with beef, suckler cows, sheep and barley. He is Chairman of the IFA’s National Livestock Committee, elected in 2016.

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Hustings Details

Press on the ‘+’ button below to expand the details for hustings in your region.


Limerick / Clare

South Court Hotel, Raheen, Limerick

Directions here.

Monday 21st October 8:00pm.


The Rose Hotel, Dan Spring Road, Cloon Beg, Tralee, County Kerry,

Directions here.

Tuesday 22nd October 8:00pm.

Cork – Central, North & West

Oriel House Hotel, Main St, Ballincollig, Co. Cork.

Directions here.

Thursday 24th October 8:00pm.


Lawlors Hotel, Bridge Street, Dungarvan, County Waterford.

Directions here.

Monday 28th October 8:00pm.

North & South Tipperary

Horse & Jockey Hotel Thurles, Condonstown, County Tipperary.

Directions here.

Thursday 14th November 8:00pm.



Springhill Court Conference, Leisure and Spa Hotel, Springhill, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny.

Directions here.

Wednesday 30th October 8:00pm.

Longford/ Westmeath

Mullingar Park Hotel, Dublin Rd, Marlinstown Bog, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

Directions here.

Thursday 7th November 8:00pm.

Meath/ Dublin

Newgrange Hotel, Bridge St., Dillonsland, Navan, Co. Meath.

Directions here.

Monday 11th November 8:00pm.

Offaly/ Kildare /Laois

Tullamore Court Hotel, O’Moore St., Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Directions here.

Tuesday 12th November 8:00pm.

Wexford/ Wicklow

Riverside Park Hotel & Leisure Club, The Promenade, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Directions here.

Wednesday 13th November 8:00pm.

Louth/ Monaghan

Nuremore Hotel & Country Golf Club, Nuremore, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.

Directions here.

Tuesday 19th November 8:00pm.


Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Rd, Mortarstown Upper, Carlow.

Directions here.

Thursday 21st November 8:00pm.



Raheen Woods Hotel, Raheen, Athenry, County Galway.

Directions here.

Monday 4th November 8:00pm.


Traveller’s Friend Royal Hotel & Theatre, Old Westport Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

Directions here.

Tuesday 5th November 8:00pm.

Roscommon/ Sligo /Leitrim

Bush Hotel, Main St, Townparks, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Directions here.

Wednesday 6th November 8:00pm.



Clanree Hotel, Derry Rd, Bunnagee, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Directions here.

Monday 18th November 8:00pm.

Monaghan/ Louth

Nuremore Hotel & Country Golf Club, Nuremore, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.

Directions here.

Tuesday 19th November 8:00pm.


Hotel Kilmore, Dublin Rd, Killygarry, Cavan.

Directions here.

Wednesday 20th November 8:00pm.

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