Images: Former IFA Chief Economist Con Lucey is Laid to Rest

IFA’s former Chief Economist Con Lucey passed away late last week. Con Lucey served as the Association’s Chief Economist for 34 years.  His record of service to the Association spanned the terms of ten IFA Presidents. He retired in 2008.

IFA President Tim Cullinan said the farming community would be greatly saddened to hear of the death of Con Lucey.

“On behalf of all in IFA, I want to extend our sympathies to his family. Con has left a huge legacy and they should be very proud of what he achieved,” he said.

“Con Lucey made an outstanding contribution to the shaping of agricultural policy and the development of Irish farming over three decades. He did this at a crucial time for the sector as we had just joined the EEC,” he said.

Con Lucey was laid to rest on last Sunday in Ballynacally, Co Clare.