The Dealer was intrigued to see that at last Thursday’s AGM of the ICSA, a man who was handed a one-year suspension by the IFA has been elected to the lofty position of honorary secretary of the drystock organisation.

James Reynolds from Longford, defeated Marian Condren from Laois by a margin of 40 to 35 to take a seat at the top table. Reynolds, who received the suspension from Longford IFA for bringing the county executive ‘into disrepute’, also has strong connections to the Libertas political party. Reynolds spearheaded the Farmers For No campaign in opposition to the EU Fiscal Compact Treaty of 2012.