Lucey met with the executive council gathered at the Irish Farm Centre in Dublin and said he would work with the IFA towards “rebuilding the trust and confidence of members in the association”.

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While he acknowledged that this was a broad mission, he said he would focus on the main issues and “make practical recommendations”. These will “reflect the fact that times and standards have changed”, with greater scrutiny as regards how the association operates.

“I will be forward-looking, but learning from the recent past,” Lucey said.

Submissions invited

The IFA has invited submissions by email to by Monday 7 December.

Lucey's remit includes making recommendations to the new remuneration committee, which will in turn set the pay level for the IFA's president and general secretary.

“On the levels of executive salaries in IFA, Con Lucey has agreed to carry out a full review and make recommendations,” the IFA said in a statement.

IFA deputy president Tim O’Leary said on Tuesday that Con Lucey would commence his review immediately, following the resignation of Pat Smith and president Eddie Downey’s decision to step back during the process.

Lucey resigned from the IFA’s audit committee in August 2014, citing “unacceptable interference by the general secretary, Pat Smith, in the work of the committee”.

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