'No national call' to have IFI spokepeople replaced


“Emails are being sent which claim to be from the Independent Farmers of Ireland and seem designed to sow division between farming organisations"

'No national call' to have IFI spokepeople replaced

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“Emails are being sent which claim to be from the Independent Farmers of Ireland and seem designed to sow division between farming organisations"

The Independent Farmers of Ireland has said that approaches have been made in recent days to various parts of the media claiming that its three spokespeople have been replaced.

In a statement, the group said that this is “patently untrue as there was no national call to have them replaced and no national election for their replacement”.

“It is felt that after Sunday’s proposal some of those who remained protesting felt dissatisfied that base price was not discussed in the negotiations. However as had been explained previously, this was not an option.”

“If these parties felt the need to replace the spokespeople, perhaps they should have stated nationally that they were calling an election. This, however, was not the case.”

Alison DeVere Hunt, Ger Gough and Maggie Delahunty are still the representatives for the Independent Farmers of Ireland.

“If these four people wish to claim that they are the newly elected representatives, substantive evidence of a free and fair election will need to be produced.”

‘Trojan work’

The three spokespeople, along with the other six farming organisations, were involved in negotiating “one of the most wide-ranging root-and-branch reviews the Irish beef industry has ever seen”.

“This attempt to displace them after such trojan work seems to be taking place in a strange manner.”

“Emails are being sent which claim to be from the Independent Farmers of Ireland and seem designed to sow division between the farming organisations.”

“Where these emails are actually coming from is not clear and whether they are connected with the proposed new spokespeople is unknown as of yet.”

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