Teagasc Board

Legal basis: Agriculture (Research, Training and Advice) Act, 1988 – S. 3
Maximum Number of Positions: 11
Gender Balance Numbers: Female (4), Male (7)
Gender Balance Percentage: Female (36%), Male (64%)

NameFirst AppointedReappointedExpiry DatePosition typeBasis of appointment
Brian Rushe27/01/202026/01/2025Board MemberNominated by IFA
Eilish O’Connell30/10/201821/01/2023Board Member
Elizabeth Reynolds07/07/202006/07/2025Board MemberAppointed by the Minister
Gerald Fitzgerald (Prof.)15/09/201315/09/201814/09/2023Board MemberAppointed by the Minister
John Buckley28/08/201827/09/2023Board MemberMacra na Feirme
Liam Herhily17/09/201816/09/2023ChairPAS Process
Liam Woulfe03/07/202002/07/2025Board MemberRe-appointed by the Minister
Martina Donnelly10/10/201909/10/2024Board MemberAppointed by the Minister
Patrick Duffy28/09/201827/09/2023Board MemberICOS
Thia Hennessy23/05/201822/05/2023Board MemberPAS Process
Thomas Cooke05/10/201105/10/201604/10/2021Board MemberNomination from a prescribed body

Note: Thomas Cooke, nomination body, Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association, dairy/beef farmer


Note: Patrick Duffy, Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS)

Note: Eilish O’Connell, Dept of Ag

Note: Brian Rushe, IFA, Dairy farmer


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