IFA names new Director General, one year after pay scandal that shook association

The IFA has finally appointed a new Director General – a year after the association was rocked by a pay scandal.

The last General Secretary, Pat Smith, was forced to resign his position after it was revealed by then Carlow IFA Chairman, Derek Deane, that he received a 400,000 euro remuneration package.

IFA President Eddie Downey also had to resign his position and, following an election earlier this year, he was replaced by Galway’s Joe Healy.

Today, Damian McDonald has been named the association’s new Director General and KCLR Farming Correspondent, Matt O’Keeffe says this will hopefully bring stability back to the IFA.