Statement Following IFA Executive Council Meeting

The IFA Executive Council have decided to set the end of April as the timeline for full elections for President and all national positions of the Association.  It should be noted that all County Executives AGMs and County Officer elections will also be completed by 31st March.


The meeting re-affirmed that the Executive Council is the Governing Body of the Association and will be the collective leadership of the IFA until the election of the new President in April. It was agreed that the Executive Council will meet and lead the Association between now and the elections, as necessary.


The Council decided to give all members and County Executives the opportunity to decide the future leadership of the IFA through the democratic election process.


The Executive Council agreed in principle that the existing rules would be changed so that all top IFA positions – President, Deputy President, the four Regional Chairmen and the National Treasurer/Returning Officer – would be on the basis of two (2) two-year terms of office.


As previously announced, the deadline for nominations for President is 5.30pm tomorrow, Wed, 6th January.


The Executive Council also approved a Code of Conduct for the elections.  Voting is scheduled to take place in early April.

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