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03/08/2021

Carrigallen man has been elected North West vice president in the recent Macra na Feirme elections

Carrigallen man has been elected North West vice president in the recent Macra na Feirme elections

(L-r)Fergus O’Rourke (North West VP-elect), Gerard Mahon (Leinster VP-elect), Sean Wallace (Munster VP-elect) and front, Thomas Duffy (Macra na Feirme President-elect).

Carrigallen man, Fergus O’Rourke  has been elected vice-president for the North West Macra na Feirme region.

Mr O'Rourke was declared successful at the Macra na Feirme Presidential and Vice-Presidential elections  held in the Irish Farm Centre, Dublin, on Wednesday, April 10.

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Thomas Duffy from Virginia, Cavan has been declared the 37th Macra na Feirme National President. He has been a member Ramor Macra since he was 17. Thomas is the current National Chair of Macra na Feirme and has also served as Macra’s Ag Affairs Vice Chairperson and Cavan’s Young Farmer Chair in the past.

Results were also announced in the vice-presidential elections for Macra’s three regions, Munster, Leinster and the North West.

Fergus O’Rourke 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.

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The three new vice-presidents will take up their positions alongside president-elect, Tomas Duffy, at Macra's National AGM in Kildare on May 11.

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 11 in Athy, Kildare."

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