National Pesticides and Drinking Water Action Group Membership, Agendas and Minutes

AIE Request


To support the achievement of compliance with the Drinking Water Directive pesticide parametric limit at the point of abstraction and in treated water.


1. Enhanced Collaboration: including linkages with other national groups.
2. Awareness Raising.
3. Track Progress and Activities by relevant stakeholders.
4. Consistency, standardisation of approach.
5. Serve as a Forum for escalating particular problems/constraints.
6. Clarify Roles and Responsibilities.
7. Identify Policy Gaps/Implementation.
8. Data sharing / Initiative Sharing / Knowledge Sharing.
9. Ensure appropriate measures in RBMP.
10. Identify gaps in research.
11. Identifying incentives e.g. grant schemes.
12. Standardisation of health advice.


DAFM – Aidan Moody, David McGilloway, Claire Fitzsimons
Agricultural Consultants Association (ACA) – Michael J Ryan
Agricultural Sustainability Support and Advice Programme (ASSAP) – Kieran Kenny
Animal and Plant Health Association (APHA) – John Keogh
Department of Housing Planning and Local Government (DHPLG) – Colin Byrne
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Darragh Cunningham, Anthony Mannix, Michelle Minihan
Federation of Agrochemical Retail Merchants (FARM) – Fintan Conway
Golf Course Superintendents Association of Ireland (GCSAI) – Damian McLaverty
Golf Ireland (GI) – Pat Suttle
Health Service Executive (HSE) – Paul McGuinness
Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) – Denis Drennan
Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) – Paul O’Brien

Irish Water – Emer Colwell, Lorraine Gaston, John Leamy
Local Authorities – Tom Griffin (Wicklow), Aidan Leonard (Limerick), Frank O’Flynn (Cork)
Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) – Kate Tynan
National Federation of Group Water Schemes (NFGWS) – Joe Gallagher
Teagasc – Michael Hennessy

Working Group Co-ordinator: Aidan Moody (DAFM)


There were no reports commissioned by or presented to the National Pesticide and Drinking Water Action Group in 2020-22

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