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McHugh eager to stay away from politics and focus on future of National Ploughing Championships

N.P.A. managing director Anna May McHugh. Picture: Alf Harvey.

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National Ploughing Association director, Anna May McHugh says the treatment of Politicians spurs on her lack of interest in getting involved in politics.

Speaking during a video interview with LaoisToday, McHugh said: “I think even a County Councillor gets a terrible time, the phone never stops ringing.

It’s the same with the politicians. If they say something that doesn’t suit somebody they’re on their back about it.”

The Ballylinan woman said she has no interest in getting involved in politics despite have been approached to do so and potentially being the perfect candidate.

“When I was much younger people would say ‘Why don’t you run?”

“I have (been approached). All the politicians come to us. I just have no interest,” Anna May explained.

Anna May and her daughter Anne Marie spoke to Laois Today about all things Ploughing in a video interview that will air in full over the Christmas period. 

The pair work hand in hand to organize the yearly National Ploughing Championships as well as Anne Marie’s role as general secretary of the World Ploughing Organisation.

The McHugh ladies also spoke about the development of the event over the years and hinted at future plans for the National Ploughing Championship.

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