Derek Deane

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IFA Carlow chairman Derek Deane called for a review of the election rules.

The Irish Farmers’ Association(IFA) official who exposed the pay issues which led to the resignation of its president and general secretary has withd(...)

Carlow IFA chairman Derek Deane. Photograph: Alan Betson

He who wields the knife never wears the crown, or so it seems for Carlow IFA chairman Derek Deane, the whistleblower at the centre of the pay controve(...)

The IFA’s Carlow chairman, Derek Deane, failed to get the required backing of at least six county executives ahead of Wednesday’s deadline for nominations, ruling him out of the race.  Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The Irish Farmers’ Association officer who exposed the pay issues which led to the resignation of its president and general secretary claims he has be(...)

Derek Deane: Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish  Times

The whistleblower at the centre of the pay controversy within the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has made a last-minute bid to contest the associati(...)

Former  IFA president Eddie Downey. File Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The deputy president of the Irish Farmers’ Association and an official centrally involved in exposing issues over pay and pensions at the organisation(...)

Former Irish Farmers’ Association general secretary Pat Smith. Photograph: Eric Luke

The former IFA general secretary Pat Smith wants half his €2 million severance package, agreed last week before he left the organisation in c(...)

 IFA President Eddie Downey.Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The deputy president of Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Tim O’Leary has pledged to rebuild the trust of the association’s membership following the co(...)

IFA president Eddie Downey claims he only discovered the extent of the general secretary’s remuneration 24 hours prior to his resignation. Photograph: David Sleator/Irish Times

The president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Eddie Downey is to step back from his role while its former chief economist Con Lucey carries(...)

IFA president Eddie Downey is facing calls for his resignation over the controversial salary package paid to former secretary general Pat Smith. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Eddie Downey has come under pressure to explain his role in the current pay controversy surround(...)

Pat Smith was forced to resign because of the controversy over his remuneration. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

One insider described it as a “code of omerta” across the entire upper echelon of the organisation. Another said the controversy was merely a smokescr(...)

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