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Thursday 14 December 2017

Macra election hustings get underway

Claire Mc Cormack

Claire Mc Cormack

THE race for 36th presidency of Macra na Feirme is set to heat up next month as countrywide hustings get underway.

Candidates Odile Evans, of Johnstown/Coolgreany Macra on the Wicklow/Wexford border and James Healy from Donoughmore Macra, Co Cork, will state their case and vision to members at assemblies in Leitrim, Mayo, Kilkenny, Limerick, Cork and Meath throughout March.

The events will offer members an opportunity to meet those contesting the position for top office, ahead of election day early in April.

The dates include: Carrick On Shannon March 7,  Glanmire March 9, Kilkenny March 13, Claremorris March 15, Limerick March 21 and Navan March 23.

Last week, contenders Odile and James visited clubs in counties Meath and Tipperary taking part in the national talent competition.

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