WFD National Technical Implementation Group: Membership

Membership as at Mar 2021:

Alan Dunney, CAROs

Andy Fanning, EPA

Anne Marie O’Connor, ABP

Anthony Mannix, EPA

Aoife Crowe, CER

Barry Deane, NFGWS

Bernard Harris, DAFM

Bernie O Flaherty, LAWPRO

Bernie White, LAWPRO

Billy O Keeffe, TII

Brian O Loan, BIM

Carol McCarthy, LAWPRO

Cathal Gallagher, IFI

Catherine Butler, BIM

Claire Colman, Irish Water

Clare Casey, DAFM

Cliona O’Brien, NPWS

Colin Byrne, DHPLG

Conor Galvin, OPW

Daireann McDonnell, Waterways Ireland

David Joyce, CCMA/Cork

Deborah Meghan, Coillte

Deirdre MacGabhann, ABP

Deirdre Quinn, NIEA / DAERA

Donal Grant, DHPLG

Dymphna Kehoe, DAFM

Eva Mockler, EPA

Evin McGovern, MI

Fran Igoe, LAWPRO

Gary O’Connell, LAWPRO

Graham McGovern, DHPLG

Imelda Averill, CCMA DCC

Jack Nolan, DAFM

Jenny Deakin, EPA

Joanne Gaffney, BIM

Joanne Livingstone, NIEA / DAERA

Karen Creed, EPA

Karl Kashen, LAWPRO

Ken Bucke, Forest Service

Kerry Anderson, NIEA / DAERA

Kevin Collins, Forest Service

Maeve Ryan, LAWPRO

Margaret Keegan, LAWPRO

Marie Archbold, EPA

Mark Adamson, OPW

Martin Cormican, HSE

Mary Gurrie, EPA

Matt Craig, EPA

Mike Murphy, BIM

Monica Lee, GSI

Niall Horgan, Irish Water

Noel Byrne, EPA

Noel Meehan, Teagasc

Noreen Mc Cleery, NIEA / DAERA

Oonagh McCann NIEA / DAERA

Paddy Morris, EPA

Pat Murphy Teagasc

Patrick Morrisey, EPA

Paula Treacy, WI

Peter McGoary, SFPA

Philip O’ Dea, Coillte

Ray Spain, LAWPRO

Richard Gray NIEA / DAERA

Ruth Hennessy, LAWPRO

Serena Keane, Irish Water

Shane O’ Boyle, EPA

Silke Hartmann, NIEA / DAERA

Stephen Fennell , EPA

Suzanne Wylde, EPA

Who’s Who in the Teagasc ASSAP

ASSAP – Agricultural Sustainability Support and Advisory Programme is free confidential advisory service to help improve farmers water quality.

NameEmailLandlineMobileWork Location
Claire MooneyClaire.Mooney@teagasc.ie067-44953087-7935643Tipperary
Deirdre GlynnDeirdre.Glynn@teagasc.ie056-7789359087-0998052Kilkenny
Eamonn AveryEamonn.Avery@teagasc.ie071-9189409086 8722091Sligo/Leitrim
Eamonn GraceEamonn.Grace@teagasc.ie059-9183529087-8183496Wexford
Paula BrownePaula.Browne@teagasc.ie065-9080274087-2026001Clare
Eimear ConneryEimear.Connery@teagasc.ie022-52361087-9053198Cork East
Fiona DoolanFiona.Doolan@teagasc.ie045-899785087-2585022Kildare/Laois
Ivan KellyIvan.Kelly@teagasc.ie091-845858087-9690610Galway
David WebsterDavid.Webster@teagasc.ie044-9333007087-9843022Offaly/Westmeath
Kevin OSullivanKevin.OSullivan@teagasc.ie064-6621719087-4190221Kerry
Kieran KennyKieran.Kenny@teagasc.ie094-9625086087-2947197Roscommon/Longford
Lane GilesLane.Giles@teagasc.ie028-40272087-3694388Cork West
Mary RoacheMary.Roache@teagasc.ie098-50258087-1227990Mayo
Meabh O’ HaganMeabh.Ohagan@teagasc.ie051-644413087-6535129Dublin/Louth/Meath
Padraig FitzgeraldPadraig.Fitzgerald@teagasc.ie063-31237087-2074890Limerick
Peter ComerPeter.Comer@teagasc.ie094-9372334087-6949079Mayo
Shaun P. RoartyShaun.P.Roarty@teagasc.ie0749-190019087-1192673Donegal
Vincent O’ConnorVincent.OConnor@teagasc.ie059-9183523087-9330116Carlow/Wicklow
Cathal SomersCathal.Somers@teagasc.ie053-9171344086-3614691Waterford
Domhnall KennedyDomhnall.Kennedy@teagasc.ie049-4338636087-1218752Cavan/Monaghan
Noel MeehanNoel.Meehan@teagasc.ie090-9648186086-3801524ASSAP Programme Manager
Yvonne MaherYvonne.Maher@teagasc.ie059-9170265 ASSAP Administrator

Ramsar Convention, Irish Contacts

Andy BLEASDALE National Parks and Wildlife Service, National Parks and Wildlife Service Head of Administrative Authority Ireland Email: andy.bleasdale@housing.gov.ie Phone: +01 888 3221
maurice EAKIN senior wetland ecologist, National Parks & Wildlife Service National Focal Point Ireland Email: maurice.eakin@housing.gov.ie Phone: +01 86 8059240
Jim RYAN Senior Scientist – Wetlands, National Parks & Wildlife Service STRP Focal Point Ireland Email: jim.ryan@ahg.gov.ie Phone: +353 1 888 3291
Karin DUBSKY International Coordinator, Coastwatch Europe CEPA NGO Focal Point Ireland Email: kdubsky@tcd.ie Phone: +353 1 896 2599

Agricultural Catchments Programme, Environment Research Centre, Teagasc

NamePositionLocationWork AreaEmail
Edward BurgessCatchment SpecialistGorey & Johnstown Castle, Wexford Edward.Burgess@teagasc.ie
Maria Merriman AdministratorMullingar, Co.Westmeath Maria.Merriman@teagasc.ie
Tom O’ConnellCommunications OfficerJohnstown Castle, Wexford tom.oconnell@teagasc.ie
Per-Erik Mellander Chief ScientistJohnstown Castle, Wexford Per-Erik.Mellander@teagasc.ie
Jason GallowayHydrochemistJohnstown Castle, Wexford Jason.Galloway@teagasc.ie
Oggy ZurovecSoil ScientistJohnstown Castle, Wexford Ognjen.Zurovec@teagasc.ie
Michele McCormackEconomistAthenry,  Galway Michele.McCormack@teagasc.ie
David RyanTechnologistJohnstown Castle, Wexford David.Ryan@teagasc.ie
Oisin CoakleyAdvisorClonakilty,  CorkTimoleague CatchmentOisin.Coakley@teagasc.ie 
Simon Leach Data TechnologistJohnstown Castle, Wexford Simon.Leach@teagasc.ie
Una CullenData TechnologistJohnstown Castle, Wexford Una.Cullen@teagasc.ie
Mark BolandAdvisorShowgrounds, Gorey, WexfordBallycanew & Castledockerell CatchmentsMark.Boland@teagasc.ie
Kevin MaddenAdvisorBallinrobe, MayoCregduff Catchmentkevin.madden@teagasc.ie
Suzanne NearyAdvisorDrogheda,  LouthDunleer & Corduff CatchmentsSuzanne.Neary@teagasc.ie
Eamonn HartyResearch TechnicianJohnstown Castle, WexfordBallycanew & Castledockerell CatchmentsEamonn.Harty@teagasc.ie
John KennedyResearch TechnicianDrogheda, LouthDunleer & Corduff CatchmentsJohn.G.Kennedy@teagasc.ie
Bridget LynchAgronomistJohnstown Castle, Wexford Bridget.Lynch@teagasc.ie
Macdara O’NeillGaseous Emmissions ResearcherJohnstown Castle, Wexford Macdara.ONeill@teagasc.ie
 Syed Faizul Islam   TechnologistJohnstown Castle, Wexford SyedFaizul.Islam@teagasc.ie
Vacant Research TechnicanClonakilty, CorkTimoleague Catchment 
Meadhbh MurphyResearch Technican Johnstown Castle, Co.Wexford Ballycanew, Castledockerell and Timoleague CatchmentsMeadhbh.Murphy@teagasc.ie
 Sean HegartyResearch TechnicanAthenry, Galway Cregduff, Dunleer and Corduff CatchmentsSean.Hegarty@teagasc.ie
Daniel Hawtree Catchment Modeller  Johnstown Castle,  Co.Wexford Daniel.Hawtree@teagasc.ie

Address:

Agricultural Catchments Programme, Environment Research Centre, Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Co Wexford, Ireland.


Email: catchments@teagasc.ie Phone: +353 (0)53 917 1200 Fax: +353 (0)53 914 2213

EPA Board

Environmental Protection Agency

Legal basis: Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992, s. 19
Maximum Number of Positions: 0
Gender Balance Numbers: Female (3), Male (3)
Gender Balance Percentage: Female (50%), Male (50%)

NameFirst AppointedReappointedExpiry DatePosition typeBasis of appointment
Dr Micheál Lehane05/01/201601/05/202130/04/2026DirectorEx officio
Eimear Cotter (Dr)01/09/201731/08/2022Deputy Director GeneralEx-officio
Gerard O’Leary08/05/201208/05/201707/05/2022DirectorEx officio
Laura Burke30/08/200408/11/201807/11/2025Director GeneralEx officio
Ms Sharon Finegan09/03/202103/08/2026DirectorEx officio
Tom Ryan (Dr)25/08/201824/08/2023DirectorEx Officio

Bord na Móna plc Board

Legal basis: Turf Development Act 1998, Part II
Maximum Number of Positions: 12
Gender Balance Numbers: Female (3), Male (7)
Gender Balance Percentage: Female (30%), Male (70%)
Notes: The Managing Director of Bord na Móna is an ex officio member. Term of office: 7 years

NameFirst AppointedReappointedExpiry DatePosition typeBasis of appointment
Barry Walsh16/10/201216/10/201715/10/2022Board MemberMinisterial Re Appointment
Eddie Tynan26/09/201931/12/2022Board MemberElected Employee Member
Elaine Treacy17/07/201218/07/201717/07/2022Board MemberMinisterial Re Appointment
Geoffrey Meagher20/10/201719/10/2022ChairMinisterial Appointment
Gerard O’Donoghue02/10/201202/10/201701/10/2022Board MemberMinisterial Reappointment
Kevin Healy01/11/201931/12/2022Board MemberElected employee member
Margot Slattery13/09/201912/09/2024Board MemberMinisterial Appointment
Mary Rose Burke13/09/201912/09/2024Board MemberMinisterial Appointment
Paddy Rowland01/01/201931/12/2022Board MemberElected Employee Member
Tom Donnellan16/04/201815/04/2025Board MemberEx Officio