IFA Elections

IFA Dairy Chairman & Livestock Vice-Chairman Elected in Postal Ballot

Stephen Arthur has been elected Chairman of the IFA National Dairy Committee.

He takes up the role immediately as he had been serving as Acting Chairman since Tom Phelan stepped down.

Stephen Arthur farms in Co Wicklow and is a former Chairman of Fresh Milk Producers.

Declan Hanrahan has been re-elected Vice-Chairman of the IFA National Livestock Committee.

He was elected Vice-Chairman last August and was up for re-election.

He’s a beef and suckler farmer from Co Laois.

The counting of postal ballots took place in the Irish Farm Centre today.

IFA National Returning Officer Martin Stapleton said there had been a large return of postal ballots for the two positions.

“Since National Council decided to hold elections remotely to comply with COVID-19 restrictions, our members have responded positively to the new postal system. We are determined to fill all positions as they fall vacant,” he said.