Corkman elected 36th President of Macra na Feirme
Corkman James Healy has been elected the 36th President of Macra na Feirme.
Corkman James Healy has been elected the 36th national president of Macra na Feirme in a substantial victory at the Irish Farm Centre yesterday.
Mr Healy, 31, from Kilmartin, Donoughmore, claimed 91 votes out of a total poll of 151, while challenger, Odile Evans, from Wicklow, garnered 60 votes.
After weeks of tough campaigning, Mr Healy, who is an associate member on Macra’s national council, former Cork county chairman and founding member of Donoughmore club, said he is “elated and relieved”.
“It’s been a hard fought campaign, coming into the last week you just want it to be over but I’m overjoyed and honoured to have been elected”.
“I firmly believe my overall rounded experiences provide me with the key skills and attributes to serve as Macra President and to help ensure our team works to the best of its abilities for the betterment of the organisation.
“I look forward to serving members and moving the organisation forward for what is sure to be a challenging couple of years, particularly with the impact of Brexit,” said Mr Healy offering commiserations to Ms Evans who he described as a “quality candidate”.
Boosting membership will be crucial to his two year term as national president of the voluntary rural youth organisation.