IFA whistleblower makes last minute bid to run for IFA president

IFA whistleblower makes last minute bid to run for IFA president

The IFA whistleblower who blew the lid on the pay scandal at the organisation is making a last minute bid to be put back in the running to become IFA president.

Derek Deane failed to get the backing of six county executives before Wednesday's deadline of 5.30pm.

However when he checked his voicemail the next morning Deane discovered that the Monaghan county chairman had given him his backing at 5.15pm Wednesday evening.

The Monaghan chairman transferred his support last minute from current Deputy President Tim O'Leary - who also failed to receive a nomination.

Carlow IFA Chairman Derek Deane has said he should be included on the ballot, despite the technical error with his voicemail: “There will have to be an emergency council call that is quite clear, I mean I have to make my case.

“If Tim wants to go before the Irish farmers to be exonerated in this issue, he can run for deputy president, I am not able to do that, because I have already served as deputy president.

“So if Tim O’Leary wants to exonerate himself, it is quite clear he can do that, I am asking for the same.”


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