• Farming

Who would you like to see as the next IFA president?

Friday, 11th March, 2016 4:44pm
Jump to comments
Who would you like to see as the next IFA president?

Henry Burns addressing the crowd at the Hotel Kilmore.

Who would you like to see as the next IFA president?

Henry Burns addressing the crowd at the Hotel Kilmore.

There was a full house at the Hotel Kilmore on Thursday night as the three IFA presidential hopefuls went head-to-head in the Cavan leg of their national debates. 

Joe Healy pointed to his experience to say that he would have the ability to deliver on his promises of creating a vibrant branch structure and county executive with a direct input into the national commodity committees which would be “at the heart of IFA” policy, and deliver on transparency in IFA governance.
“I am the only one of the candidates to have led a national organisation,” he said before listing his experience as president of Macra and other prominent positions, “...has given me experience of dealing with staff, media, politicians, farmers, members, departments and agencies. This broad range of experience is vital for the next president of the IFA.”

“I can assure you,” said Flor McCarthy in closing. “If you make me the next president of the IFA I’ll drive milk price, beef price. We will not be price takers, we will go after the multiples, we will go after the factories, that is where the IFA has fallen down over the last five or six years - we haven’t gone after them, we’ve stood off them.”

“I’ve never shied away,” said Henry Burns in his closing ‘minute’ speech which breached the two minute mark. “I have represented farmers on injustices, low income with tenacity and a never say die attitude, regardless of what the other side says. I don’t back off. I can also do the tricky negotiations when we have to, but I know how to raise the temperature to where we get something.”

 

Keep up-to-date with the latest news from around the county with an Anglo Celt Epaper subscription from €2.20* 

Post a Comment

Group Publications

Your Forum
    Cookies on Anglo Celt website
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Anglo Celt website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by amending your browser settings.
    How does Anglo Celt use cookies?
    Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
    We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
    Hide Message