Farrell to stay with IFI

DUNDALK based Rose-Mary Farrell is to stay on as a as board member of the International Fund for Ireland (IFI) for a second three-year term.

DUNDALK based Rose-Mary Farrell is to stay on as a as board member of the International Fund for Ireland (IFI) for a second three-year term.

Ms Farrell is engaged in a wide range of community activities in Co Louth. David Graham and Winston Patterson will also continue as board members for a second three-year term.

Dr Adrian Johnston, the newly appointed IFI Chairman has welcomed three new board members: Dorothy Clarke who is a graduate of NUI Galway and is a former CEO of Leitrim County Enterprise Board; Siobhan Fitzpatrick who is the Chief Executive of Early Years and previously worked in Health and Social Services; and Billy Gamble who is a former senior civil servant who was responsible for developing a number of key government policies in community relations.

Dr Johnston paid tribute to his predecessor, Dr Denis Rooney CBE, for his leadership; particularly in terms of setting a very clear strategic direction for the Fund

He also paid tribute to outgoing board members Anne Henderson and Mary Southwell for their “enthusiasm, energy and tireless service” to the IFI.