James Healy from Kilmartin, Donoughmore, Co Cork, has been declared the 36th Macra na Feirme national president. James is a founding member of the reformed Donoughmore club based in Muskerry, Co Cork, who have gone on to win Macra na Feirme club of the year twice. He is a current member of the national council and has served as Munster vice-president and national competitions chair in the past.

Following his election, James Healy said: ‘‘It is such an honour to be elected as the next president of this great and historic organisation. It was a hard fought campaign and I greatly enjoyed travelling around the country, meeting members and hearing their views about Macra na Feirme. The landscape of rural Ireland is changing greatly and I look forward to serving the Macra na Feirme members and moving the organisation forward for what is sure to be a challenging couple of years, particularly with the impact of Brexit.’’