An­gus in run­ning for IFA pres­i­dency

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

WICK­LOW man An­gus Woods is one of three can­di­dates in the run­ning to be­come the next IFA Pres­i­dent.

The Bal­linabar­ney farmer and cur­rent Na­tional Live­stock Chair­man, will go up against Mun­ster Re­gional Chair­man John Cough­lan and Na­tional Trea­surer Tim Cul­li­nan in his bid for the top job.

All three can­di­dates se­cured the nom­i­na­tions of their own County Ex­ec­u­tive and five other County Chairs in or­der to take a run at the IFA lead­er­ship.

Mr Cough­lan from the But­te­vant branch is nom­i­nated by the Cork North County Ex­ec­u­tive and Harold Kingston (Cork Cen­tral), Cor­ney Buck­ley (Cork West), Shay Galvin (Limerick), James Mur­phy (Kilkenny) and Martin Gil­varry (Mayo).

Mr Cul­li­nan from the Toomevara branch is nom­i­nated by the Tip­per­ary North County Ex­ec­u­tive and Erica O’Ke­effe (Tip­per­ary South), Richard Scally (Of­faly), John Cur­ran (Meath), Bren­dan McLaughlin (Done­gal) and Wil­lie Han­ra­han (Clare).

Mr Woods from the Barn­dar­rig branch is nom­i­nated by the Wick­low County Ex­ec­u­tive and James Ke­hoe (Wex­ford), Ge­orge Col­lier (Car­low), Jim O’Con­nor (Roscom­mon), Fran­cie Gor­man (Laois) and Ger­ard Melia (Louth).

In ad­di­tion to this, Brian Rushe, the Kil­dare/West Wick­low IFA Chair­man has been nom­i­nated to run for the role of Deputy Pres­i­dent. The other can­di­date in that par­tic­u­lar field is Na­tional En­vi­ron­ment Chair­man Thomas Cooney.

Mr Rushe from the Car­bury/ Cadamstown branch is nom­i­nated by the Kil­dare County Ex­ec­u­tive and sup­ported by Ger­ard Melia (Louth), Jim O’Con­nor (Roscom­mon), Richard Scally (Of­faly), Anne Baker (Cork North) and Shay Galvin (Limerick), while Mr Cooney, from the Laragh branch, is nom­i­nated by the Ca­van County Ex­ec­u­tive and sup­ported by Gavin White (Long­ford), Erica O’Ke­effe (Tip­per­ary South), John Cur­ran (Meath), Bren­dan McLaughlin (Done­gal) and Frank Brady (Mon­aghan).

The South Le­in­ster Chair­man Tom Short has been re­turned un­op­posed for a sec­ond two-year term.

De­bates will be­gin on Oc­to­ber 21 and run un­til Novem­ber 21. Vot­ing will take place in each of IFA’s 945 branches from Mon­day, Novem­ber 25, un­til Fri­day, De­cem­ber 13.

The elec­tion count will take place in Dublin on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 17, and the suc­cess­ful can­di­dates will take up of­fice at the AGM in Jan­uary 2020.

O’ROURKE PHOTO BY FINBARR

An­gus Woods.

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