Macra na Feirme’s National President and Vice-Presidents were declared yesterday (Wednesday, April 10th).
Thomas Duffy from Virginia, Cavan is the 37th National President of the rural youth organisation.
He had been a member Ramor Macra since he was seventeen and is the current National Chair of Macra na Feirme.
He has also served as Macra’s Ag Affairs Vice Chairperson and Cavan’s Young Farmer Chair in the past.
A dairy farmer and part-time agricultural advisor, Thomas says he intends to bring “The drive, passion and ambition that is required to ensure that in its 75th year and beyond, Macra will be the voice of rural youth and agriculture.”
Results were also announced in the vice-presidential elections for Macra’s three regions - Munster, Leinster and the North West.
Fergus O’Rourke from Carrigallen, Leitrim was declared the winner in the North West race, Gerard Mahon from Tullamore, Offaly has been elected as Leinster Vice-President and Sean Wallace from Donoughmore, Cork is the new Munster Vice-President.
The three new vice-presidents will take up their positions alongside president-elect - Thomas Duffy - at Macra's National AGM in Kildare on May 11th.
Speaking after the results of the election, current National President, James Healy - who presided over the election - said, “Congratulations to all candidates for the campaigns they ran.”
“This was a great election, highlighting the best of Macra in terms of leadership, debate and public speaking.”
“I look forward to the inauguration ceremony at the Macra na Feirme national AGM on May 11th in Athy, Kildare.” He concluded.
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