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Joe Keeling confirmed as new HRI chairman

21 March 2013

MINISTER Simon Coveney TD has confirmed Joe Keeling's appointment as chairman of Horse Racing Ireland.

Keeling, who had been announced chairman designate in December, replaces Denis Brosnan, who worked for the HRI and its predecessor organisations for the past 22 years.

Coveney described Keeling - chairman and chief executive officer of fruit and vegetable importers Keelings - as "eminently well qualified for this appointment, given both his very successful business background in the agri-food sector and his interest in horseracing."

Keeling, formerly a director of Fairyhouse, was a popular and sure-handed choice, Coveney added.

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