IFA must go back to its founding principles – Ferris
Speaking following the resignation of IFA president, Eddie Downey, Sinn Féin Agriculture Spokesperson Martin Ferris TD has said: “I believe that Eddie Downey had no choice after the revelations of the past week”.
“My sincere hope is that the association can recover and go back to the role for which it was founded: to represent Irish farmers.
“As a member of the IFA and as a public representative, I am disappointed and angry at the apparent sense of entitlement which seems to have been prevalent in Bluebell.
“The majority of Irish farmers are having a hard time now and in the recent past. Many of them are struggling to survive on small incomes and frankly, I don't believe that people earning a fortune are sufficiently in touch with their reality to adequately represent them.
“I sincerely hope that a newly-reformed association can go back to doing the job it is meant to do.”