Governance issues around remuneration hits the Irish Farmer’s Association midship

NEW BROOMS: The revelation that General Secretary Pat Smith’s pay packet was as high as €535,000 per year was followed two days ago with news that the President Eddie Downey was paid €147,000 per year. The average annual income for small farmers in the west is around the mid €20,000s. This may be only the beginning of a long soul searching journey.