Former IFA President says he did not agree €2million severance package on own

Former IFA President Eddie Downey has said that he did not act on his own in agreeing a €2m severance package with the now former IFA General Secretary, Pat Smith. Speaking on RTE Radio this morning he said the ‘facts were misrepresented‘ surrounding the deal and said he felt the organisation had let him down. Crucially, Downey said that he ‘did not act on his own‘. He said he had ‘legal advice’ and ’employment law is very strong in this area’.

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