Farm Ireland

Monday 20 February 2017

Deane says IT glitch halted IFA bid

Published 08/01/2016 | 02:30

Derek Deane. Photo: Steven Humphreys
Derek Deane. Photo: Steven Humphreys

The race for the presidency of the Irish Farmers' Association has taken a new twist as one of the candidates who failed to secure enough support has called for an emergency meeting.

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Carlow IFA chairman Derek Deane stated a technical difficulty prevented him from submitting his nominations by the deadline.

Mr Deane said he received his vital sixth nomination from Monaghan chairman Brian Treanor before deadline but a technical problem prevented the email from going through. A spokesman for the IFA refused to comment.

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