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Laois Man Elected New President Of Macra Na Feirme

It makes him the 38th president of the rural youth organisation.

A Laois man has been named the new president of Macra na Feirme.

The results of the election were annouced at an event in Dublin this afternoon.

It makes full-time dairy and beef farmer John Keane the 38th president of the rural youth organisation.

He's a member of the Devils Bit Macra Club in North Tipperary and his local GAA club, Rathdowney/Errill.

He also co-founded of the Make the Moove Initiative, a farmer-led program promoting positive mental health among farmers and rural communities.

Of a total poll of 117, surpassed the quota with 105 votes, a surplus of 45 over the quota.

John succeeds outgoing president Thomas Duffy.

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