Former IFA General Secretary wants half his severance package to go to charity

Former General Secretary of the IFA Pat Smith wants half of his two million euro severance package to go to charity. IFA Farmers logo However, the Association says Mr Smith demanded the money and is trying to cover it up. The IFA says Smith didn’t stand down last week and was in effect, fired, amid controversy over his pay. IFA President Eddie Downey has also resigned over the issue. Pat O’Toole of the Irish Farmers Journal says IFA members would rather the one million euro was spent on them: [audio_player src=””]