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Agricultural Economics and Farm Surveys

Department Objectives

  1. To collect timely, quality information in an efficient manner to inform decision making by stakeholders and to support research
  2. To undertake research:
  • That interprets trends and changes in markets and policy to enable stakeholders make better decisions
  • On the productivity and sustainability performance of Irish agriculture and agricultural technology adoption processes
  • That evaluates the impact of Irish agricultural production on the environment and environmental policy on agriculture

Department Staff

Department Head

Trevor Donnellan


Marian Moloney


  • Cathal Buckley
  • Emma Dillon
  • Anne Kinsella
  • Jason Loughrey
  • Mary Ryan
  • Fiona Thorne


  • Brian Moran (NFS Team Lead)
  • John Lennon

NFS Data Recording Team

  • Anne Curley
  • John Colgan
  • Liam Deane
  • Liam Delaney
  • Pat Harnett
  • Pat Healy
  • Pat Madden
  • Kevin McNamara
  • John McConnan
  • Eamon McGrath
  • Martin Nicholson
  • Jim Robinson
  • John Teehan


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