Voting begins to elect new IFA president

Voting to elect the new president of the country’s largest farmers’ organisation begins today.

Four Kerry branches of the Irish Farmers’ Association will hold meetings tonight to vote for the positions of president and deputy president.

Tonight’s meetings are taking place in Annascaul, Ballymacelligott, Ballylongford and Kilgarvan.

Voting to elect the 16th President of the IFA will conclude on Friday, December 13th.

John Coughlan from the Buttevant branch in North Cork, Tim Cullinan from the Toomevara branch in North Tipperary and Angus Woods from the Barndarrig branch in Wicklow are running for the position of IFA President.

The candidates for IFA Deputy President are Thomas Cooney from Cavan and Brian Rushe from  Kildare.

Voting in four Kerry branches is held tonight in the Community Centre Kilgarvan, Brosnan’s Bar, Annascaul, O Riada’s Bar, Ballymac and the Parish Hall, Ballylongford all at 8.30pm.

The national count will take place in Dublin on December 17th and the IFA’s new president will take office in January.

Voting dates for other Kerry branches:

BALLYBUNION 26/11/2019 The Community Centre, Ballybunion
CURROW 26/11/2019 Ulick’s Bar, Farranfore
ABBEYDORNEY 26/11/2019 Ned Mc Elligott Pub, Abbeydorney
KILLIHAN 26/11/2019 Ned Mc Elligott Pub, Abbeydorney
BALLYHAR 26/11/2019 Sheehans Bar, Firies
BALLYDUFF 26/11/2019 Buds Family Centre, Ballyduff
BALLINSKELLIGS 27/11/2019 Tig Rosies, Ballinskelligs
BONANE 27/11/2019 Kenmare Mart, Kenmare
KENMARE 27/11/2019 Kenmare Mart, Kenmare
ARDFERT 27/11/2019 Ballyroe Hotel,Tralee
AN GAELTACHT 27/11/2019 Keanes Pub, Gaeltacht
CASTLEISLAND 27/11/2019 River Island Hotel, Castleisland
CORDAL 27/11/2019 River Island Hotel, Castleisland
CAHERDANIEL 28/11/2019 The Blind Piper,Caherdaniel
CASTLEMAINE 28/11/2019 Knightley’s Bar, Castlemaine
CLOGHANE 28/11/2019 Hall Na Cheile, Cloghane
CHURCHILL 28/11/2019 Oyster Tavern, The Spa
ANNABLAHA 29/11/2019 Gaa Hall, Gneeveguilla
GNEEVEGUILLA 29/11/2019 Gaa Hall,Gneeveguilla
KILMOYLEY 29/11/2019 Community Centre, Kilmoyley
CAHERCIVEEN 29/11/2019 Ring Of Kerry Hotel, Caherciveen
TRALEE 02/12/2019 The Grand Hotel, Tralee
DUAGH 02/12/2019 O Brien’s Bar,Duagh
LYRECROMPANE 02/12/2019 The Four Elms, Lyrecrompane
LISPOLE 02/12/2019 O Sullivan’s Bar, Lispole
BLACKWATER 03/12/2019 Blackwater Tavern, Blackwater
CLAHANE-GLENFLESK 03/12/2019 The Kerryway Bar, Glenflesk
DROMID 03/12/2019 Day Care Centre, Dromid
LISTRY 03/12/2019 Community Centre,Listry
BALLYHEIGUE 03/12/2019 Community Centre, Ballyheigue
BALLYDONOGHUE 04/12/2019 The Thatch, Lisselton
KILLARNEY 04/12/2019 The Heights Hotel, Killarney
SPA 04/12/2019 The Heights Hotel, Killarney
KNOCKEENAHONE 04/12/2019 The Heritage Centre, Scartaglen
SCARTAGLEN 04/12/2019 The Heritage Centre, Scartaglen
CROMANE 04/12/2019 Jacks Coastguard, Cromane
CASTLEGREGORY 04/12/2019 The Club Rooms, Castlegregory
FEOTHANACH 05/12/2019 T P’s Pub, Ballydavid
KNOCKNAGOSHEL 05/12/2019 Community Centre, Knocknagoshel
LISTOWEL 05/12/2019 Listowel Arms Hotel, Listowel
BROSNA 05/12/2019 The three Counties Pub, Brosna
GLENCAR 05/12/2019 Community Centre,Glencar
TARBERT 06/12/2019 Coolohan’s Bar, Tarbert
MOYVANE 06/12/2019 Marian Hall, Moyvane
WATERVILLE 06/12/2019 The Waterville Inn, Waterville
KILCUMMIN 09/12/2019 The Hall, Kilcummin
CAUSEWAY 09/12/2019 Yeallops Bar, Causeway
CAMP 09/12/2019 Ashes Pub, Camp
TOUSIST 10/12/2019 Lake House, Tousist
GLENBEIGH 10/12/2019 Ashes Bar, Glenbeigh
LIXNAW 10/12/2019 Ceoileann, Lixnaw
CURRANS 10/12/2019 Community Centre, Currans
KILLORGLIN 10/12/2019 The Manor Inn, Killorglin
BEAUFORT 11/12/2019 The Hall, Beaufort
KILFLYNN 11/12/2019 St Columbus Hall, Kilflynn
KELLS 11/12/2019 Caitin Beaters, Kells
DINGLE 11/12/2019 Benners Hotel, Dingle
SNEEM 12/12/2019 Sneem House, Sneem
VALENTIA 12/12/2019 Ring Lyne Hotel, Valentia
BEALNADEEGA 12/12/2019 Teach Iosigainn, Rathmore
RATHMORE 12/12/2019 Teach Iosigainn, Rathmore