The former chief executive of Horse Sport Ireland will take up his new role in the new year, more than a year after Pat Smith, former director general of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA), resigned following revelations about his pay.
McDonald’s appointment comes at a critical time for the IFA. The Irish agri-food and drink industry’s reliance on Britain accounted for 41 per cent of all exports last year. The fall of sterling after Brexit...
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