Kevin O’Farrell (second from left) pictured here with Michael Creed T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Mairead Wallace-Pigott, President, Veterinary Ireland from Millstreet Veterinary Group, and Michael Sexton (right), Chair of the Organising Committee in Ireland from Riverview Veterinary Group, Bandon. (Roger Kenny Photography)

All this week, thousands of people from over 70 countries have been attending the 29th World Buiatrics Congress (WBC) in Dublin, the first time the biennial congress has been staged in Ireland since 1986.

The chairperson of the Executive Committee in 1986 was Fermoy’s Kevin O’Farrell who is presently serving as the Secretary General of the 2016 Organising Committee.

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