IHF President The President of the IHF is elected by the members at the AGM and serves a 2-year term of office.

Joe is a native of Co. Leitrim and a graduate of Queens University Belfast and Cornell State University. With his wife Rosie, he is owner manager of the Bush Hotel, a three-star property located in the centre of Carrick-on-Shannon. Dating back to the eighteenth century, the 60-bedroom hotel is one of the oldest in Ireland. The Bush Hotel is widely recognised for its commitment to environmental sustainability and, in 2009, was the first hotel in Ireland to be awarded the European Union Eco Label, which recognises exceptionally high environmental management and performance. 
 
Joe has been an active member of the IHF for many years. He currently serves as a member of the Federation’s National Executive Council and as Chairman of Leitrim Tourism. Prior to his election, Joe was Vice-President of the IHF. He has held the position of Chair of the Sligo/Leitrim/Roscommon branch of the Federation and was previously a director of Fáilte Ireland North West.
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