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Galway man Joe Healy is the new President of the Irish Farmers’ Association.

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The Athenry dairy farmer took 50 per cent of the vote and saw off the challenge of Kerry’s Flor McCarthy and Laois native Henry Burns.

The announcement was made in the past few minutes following the first count in Dublin.

Mr Healy finished on 14,122 votes, Burns on 8,540 and McCarthy on 5,431