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Tipperary’s Tim Cullinan Elected 16th President Of IFA

Mr Tim Cullinan, a pig farmer from Toomevara, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, has been elected the 16th President of the Irish Farmer’s Association (IFA) yesterday evening, Tuesday December 17th, at Castleknock Hotel, in Dublin, after initially an extremely close fought race.

Mr Cullinan eventually ended up winning comfortably, from Cork dairy & beef farmer, Mr John Coughlan, following the transfer of votes from Mr Angus Woods, latter who was the first casualty of the close-knit election.

Turnout for the voting, over the last number of weeks, was 22,998 or 32.4% of the Association’s 72,000 members.

Mr Cullinan lead on first preference votes of 932, following the first count of 22,998 votes. Mr Woods was only 253 votes behind Cork dairy and beef farmer Mr John Coughlan, when voting in the first round concluded, prior to the count of transfers.

A huge turnout in his home county of Tipperary, insured Mr Cullinan’s final comfortable win.

Long acknowledged as a driver for reform within the IFA association; securing improved beef prices will be Mr Cullinan’s number-one priority, during his tenure as new president-elect.

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