Francie Gorman Elected IFA President

Francie Gorman from Co Laois has been elected President of the IFA.

At today’s count in the Castleknock Hotel, he secured 16,699 votes to 13,210 votes for Martin Stapleton.

The turnout for the election was just shy of 30,000, a significant uplift on 2019. For the first time, members received their ballot in the post and they had the option to vote in person at their branch AGM, or return it by post.

Francie Gorman will take up office at the IFA AGM in January, when he succeeds Tim Cullinan. He will be the 17th President of the IFA.

Alice Doyle from Wexford is the new Deputy President. It’s the first time in the history of IFA that a woman has been elected to the role of Deputy President.

In the regional elections, Conor O’Leary was elected Munster Regional Chair.

Paul O’Brien is the new South Leinster Regional Chair.

Brendan Golden is the new Connacht Chair.

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