Demands grow for disclosure on all past IFA pay and perks
Published 17/02/2016 | 02:30
Details about pay to past presidents and general secretaries of the IFA should go further than the Con Lucey report, a former senior officer has said.
Kevin Kiersey, the national dairy committee chair from 2010-2013, called for the full remuneration of past presidents Padraig Walshe, John Dillon and Tom Parlon, along with former general secretary Michael Berkery, to be made public.
Mr Kiersey made his call at last week's debate between IFA presidential candidates Joe Healy, Flor McCarthy and Henry Burns in Dungarvan, Co Waterford.
Flor McCarthy said there remained a need for "more transparency" in the IFA and he did not see any reason why they could not "go back the whole way".
"The members have to know where the money that is being collected is going," he said.
Joe Healy said structural changes in the organisation were key to ensure they never returned "back to where we were".
However, he highlighted that the IFA's executive council had been split on whether the terms of the payments review should be extended.
"Personally, I think that to move forward they'd have to be brought out," he said.