The Kerry branch of the Irish Farmers’ Association has decided to back the group’s current Rural Development Chairman in his bid for IFA President.
Last night, Kenmare native Flor McCarthy was given the backing and will now need to secure five further nominations before he can contest the election.
Meanwhile, the IFA Council will meet later to decide whether to accept the executive board’s decision to step aside and allow full elections.
They also decided to change the length of their terms of office from 4 years to two 2 year stints.
Currow native and Munster Regional Chairman James McCarthy says if the changes are agreed the governing body of the IFA will have a new mandate by April: