Rural Development

IFA Election Debate in Roscommon tonight

The Abbey Hotel, Roscommon town is the venue for tonight’s IFA Election Debate between candidates for the positions of President and Deputy President.

Speaking ahead of the first Election Debate IFA National Returning Officer Jer Bergin said the series of debates around the country are an opportunity for IFA’s members to hear presentations from the candidates and to participate in an open forum discussion on farming issues. He said, “The IFA election is unique as it allows every member the opportunity to hear what candidates are offering, and then they have a vote in the national contest. The Executive Council has decided that One Member One Vote will apply”.

Henry Burns, Joe Healy and Flor McCarthy are nominated for the position of IFA President.

Pat Farrell, Richard Kennedy and Nigel Renaghan will contest the election for Deputy President.

Tonight’s debate begins at 8pm and all members are encouraged to attend.