A ballad for Flor, a tribal peace deal and action on flooding
Published 08/03/2016 | 02:30
Song releases, peace-deals, and flooding funding were all part of the news mix from the IFA presidential candidates this week.
Kerry candidate, Flor McCarthy gave his campaign a lyrical lift by releasing a rousing anthem penned by one of McCarthy's fellow countymen, Dan Sweeney from Kenmare.
The lyrics include lines that will resonate with grassroots IFA members.
'It's our time to start anew, Flor knows just what to do, Strong voice for me and you,When times are tough he'll pull us through.
'...It's your time to make a move, it's your time to make amends, it's your time to make the rules, so let's begin.'
In the west, Joe Healy has brokered peace among the Galway tribes regarding the county's candidates for various national positions over the coming weeks.
The move avoids elections for the county chairman and national council representative positions, with Peter Gohery withdrawing to allow the incumbent Pat Murphy to go forward unopposed for the county chair's seat.
Stephen Canavan and Martin Murphy also agreed to withdraw their nominations for national council representative, enabling Mr Gohery continue to serve his term as IFA national council representative for Galway.