03 Feb 2016
THREE CANDIDATES TO CONTEST IFA DEPUTY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONIFA Elections
The IFA National Returning Officer Jer Bergin has confirmed that three nominations for the position of Deputy President of the Irish Farmers Association have been received by this evening’s deadline.
Pat Farrell (Kildare), Richard Kennedy (Limerick) and Nigel Renaghan (Monaghan) will contest the election to be held in April.
Each of the candidates has the required level of support, which is the nomination of their own County Executive and the endorsement of five other County Chairmen.
IFA Kildare Chairman Pat Farrell has been nominated by Kildare, Dublin, Offaly, Wicklow, Wexford and West Cork.
Former IFA Dairy Chairman Richard Kennedy has been nominated by Limerick, Donegal, Clare, North Cork, Waterford and Kilkenny.
IFA National Poultry Chairman Nigel Renaghan has been nominated by Monaghan, Louth, Leitrim, Cavan, Meath and Westmeath.
The three candidates for Deputy President will participate in the IFA Election debates that will begin in Tipperary North next Monday, 8th Feb in Roscrea.
Two candidates have been nominated to contest the position of Munster Regional Chairman. John Coughlan from North Cork has been nominated by his own County Executive and the West Cork and Tipperary North Chairmen.
John O’Brien from Cork Central has been nominated by his own County Executive and the Waterford and Tipperary South Chairmen.
Outgoing Ulster/Nth Leinster Regional Chairman Bert Stewart is the only candidate in that region. He has been nominated by Monaghan, Longford and Meath.
Outgoing South Leinster Chairman James Murphy is the only candidate in that region. He has been nominated by Kilkenny, Offaly and Wexford.
Jer Bergin said the Rules Committee will meet this evening to consider the situation for the Connacht Regional Chairman position.