Dublin candiate for South Leinster IFA Regional Chair

Dublin-based PJ Jones, a horticulture farmer, has been nominated by Dublin to contest the South Leinster Regional Chair position.

Jones was nominated at last Thursday’s (January 21) Dublin County Executive meeting, according to County Chairman Laurence Ward.

Jones has previously served two terms with Copa, which represents European farmers, represented horticulture and potato farmers and worked within IFA previously.

The Lusk, Dublin, farmer is now seeking two signatures to endorse his nomination for the South Leinster position.

Speaking to Agriland, Jones said that new blood is needed in the IFA and that he wants a democratic election.

“I am hopeful of securing the two signatures required in the coming days.”

The only other candidate at this time for South Leinster Chair is the incumbent James Murphy. Murphy is a sheep farmer from Inistioge, Kilkenny.

Separately, the Dublin County Chair added that the county will be supporting Pat Farrell from Co. Kildare in his bid to become Deputy President of the association.

Farrell, Nigel Renaghan from Monaghan, the current IFA Poultry Chairman and Richard Kennedy, a dairy farmer, from Limerick, are the three candidates in the running for Deputy President.

The Kildare man is the current County Chairman of Kildare and prior to that served as Environmental Chairman within IFA.