Frank Brady from Monaghan has been elected as the IFA Ulster/Nth Leinster Regional Chairman.
IFA National Returning Officer Martin Stapleton announced the result at the count, which was held in the Irish Farm Centre this afternoon in line with public health guidelines.
Frank Brady received 1,199 votes, to John Curran from Meath with 929 votes.
Martin Stapleton said the turnout of 83% among delegates to the seven county executives in the Ulster/Nth Leinster region was a decisive mandate.
“This election was a hybrid of in-person voting at County Executives and postal ballots. It has worked very well across our county executive structure. It shows the flexibility of the Association in responding to the circumstances,” he said.
Frank Brady said he looked forward to representing farmers in Ulster/ Nth Leinster on the National Officers’ Committee and National Council.
“I am aware of the issues and challenges facing farmers. I will bring my experience as Chairman of Monaghan IFA and as a member of the IFA Pigs Committee to my new role and I look forward to working with the President and other members of National Council,” he said.
Frank Brady acknowledged the contribution of his predecessor Nigel Renaghan and pledged to carry on his work.