IFA President Joe Healy said Seymour Crawford was a passionate representative and advocate for farmers all his life. He had a high profile in IFA and served as IFA Vice-President from 1984 to 1988 and as National Livestock Chairman from 1980 to 1984.
He said Seymour Crawford was an affable gentleman who was universally well liked and respected for his commitment to farm families and rural communities.
Joe Healy said, “In his time with IFA, Seymour Crawford represented livestock farmers at both national and European level and was closely involved in the annual price support negotiations between COPA, representing European farmers, and the EU Commission. In addition, he represented livestock farmers on the Meat and Livestock Bord (CBF), which was the forerunner to Bord Bia”.
Seymour Crawford was elected a TD for Cavan-Monaghan in 1992 and represented the constituency until 2011.
The IFA President extended his sympathy to his family and many friends.