14 Jan 2013
IFA PRESIDENT PAYS TRIBUTE TO PADDY O’KEEFFEUncategorized
IFA President John Bryan has paid tribute to Paddy O’Keeffe, who passed away suddenly at his home in Co Cork yesterday.
He said, “For decades, Paddy O’Keeffe made an immense contribution to the development of efficient, grass-based agriculture in this country. He was the driving influence in the development and growth of the Irish Farmers Journal, first as editor and latterly as Chairman of the Agricultural Trust”.
John Bryan said Paddy O’Keeffe had also been heavily involved in the formation of the FBD Group, which has become the leading Irish-owned insurance company.
On behalf of farmers, the IFA President expressed his sympathies to his wife Jane and his children Margaret, Elizabeth, Josephine and Patrick.