A president who lost sight of how the association was seen from outside
Published 25/11/2015 | 02:30
The spin machine in the IFA tried to soften the blow, but the reality is that Eddie Downey is unlikely to ever lead the IFA again.
The drip-drip of news about the gold-plated packages on offer within the hierarchy of the IFA has resulted in two casualties so far - the president and the general secretary.
The silence of good men is said to be all that is required for bad things to flourish, and the top brass in the IFA are now reaping the havoc from their persistent silence in recent years, while the canaries, such as the former IFA economist Con Lucey and council member Derek Deane, were singing in the mine.