Ex-chief lambasts IFA for being 'dead in the water'
Published 16/11/2010 | 05:00
A former IFA president has launched a blistering attack on the association, condemning it as "dead in the water".
Limerick man John Dillon wants the rank-and-file members to demand "real action" from IFA chiefs -- and he is even prepared to lead moves against the association.
Mr Dillon attacked the IFA as "too cosy and inactive" when he addressed a meeting of the Limerick IFA executive meeting in Adare.
His spontaneous outburst was roundly applauded by farmers from the floor.
"I am not going to stand back. We have to take action and if no one else is prepared to do it, I will do it myself," Mr Dillon said.
"We'll have to make some protest if things are not sorted out soon."
Mr Dillon was an anchor man in the election campaign for IFA president John Bryan. He admitted that he admired Mr Bryan because of his work on the IFA beef committee.
However, he stressed the leadership shown during that crisis was needed again.