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Hotel group president

THE Irish Hotels Federation has elected Michael Vaughan as its new president for a two-year term.

The proprietor of Vaughan Lodge Hotel, in Lahinch, is a fourth generation hotelier with more than 25 years of experience in the hotel and hospitality sector.

Mr Vaughan is the 34th President of the Federation and succeeds Paul Gallagher.

The IHF is the premier representative tourism body in Ireland, and the national organisation representing over 900 hotels and guesthouses employing over 54,000 people.