Kerry IFA Chairman says time for a national President from west of Ireland

The Chairman of the IFA in Kerry says it’s time for the organisation to consider a President from outside of Leinster. IFA Farmers logo Sean Brosnan was speaking after a 12 hour meeting of the National Executive to discuss the findings of a report into pay and structures at the Association. The report, by Economist Con Lucey, found former General Secretary Pat Smith was paid almost a half a million euro a year and received a pension top up of 1.2 million euro in 2011. Mr Lucey’s report was undertaken on foot of the resignation of the IFA president Eddie Downey and the general secretary Mr Smith over the high pay revelations at the IFA last month. It’s unclear whether or not the former Chairman of the IFA in Kerry, Flor McCarthy will run in the national Presidential election. Sean Brosnan says previous President’s have largely been from Leinster and believes it is time for a President from the west of Ireland. [audio_player src=””]