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Through its research, advisory and education activities over the years, Teagasc has established itself as the main knowledge source in Ireland in the areas of agriculture, bioscience, food, horticulture, education and agri-economics, to name but a few.

Through its staff resources, Teagasc has a wealth of knowledge and expertise available to communicate and transfer this knowledge to wider audiences.

The media is an important communication channel to achieve this and below provides a list of some of the areas of expertise available and the relevant contact person.

Eric Donald
Head of PR
Phone: +353 59 9183408
Mobile: +353 86 8381112
Email: eric.donald@teagasc.ie


Animals

Animal & Bioscience

Donagh Berry - Quantitive genetics

Cattle

Dr Edward G O’Riordan  - Beef Systems & Grassland 
Pearse Kelly - Head of Beef Knowledge Transfer

Dairy

Pat Dillon - Head of Animal and Grassland Programme
Tom O'Dwyer - Head of Dairy Knowledge Transfer

Grassland

Emer Kennedy - Grazing Management & calf & heifer rearing
Michael O’Donovan - Head of Grassland Research Department

Pigs

Ciaran Carroll - Head of Pig Development Department 

Sheep

Michael Gottstein - Head of Sheep Knowledge Transfer
Philip Creighton - Sheep Research

 


Crops

Bioenergy

John Finnan

Crops

Ewen Mullins - GM Crops & Food 
John Spink - Head of Crop Research
Michael Hennessy - Head of Crops Knowledge Transfer

Environment

Karl Richards 

Forestry

Nuala Ni Fhlatharta - Forestry
Steven Meyen - Forestry

Horticulture

Dermot Callaghan - Head of Horticulture
Stephen Alexander - Vegetable Crops

Potatoes

Denis Griffin - Potatoes, Breeding, Blight, Varities


Education

Tony Pettit - Head of Education Programme, Curriculum and Standards

Colleges

John Kelly - Ballyhaise
Majella Moloney - Clonakilty
John Mulhern - Amenity Horticulture
Paul Hennessy- Kildalton

 


Food

Mark Fenelon - Head of Food Research

Food Biosciences

Paul Cotter 

Food Industry Development

Ciara Mc Donagh

Food Safety

Geraldine Duffy

Food Technology & Quality

John Tobin

Food Quality & Sensory Science

Eimear Gallager

  


Health & Safety

John McNamara - Safety, Health & Welfare in Agriculture


Rural Economy

Economics

Kevin Hanrahan - Head of Programme

Equine

Crea English
Wendy Conlon

Farm Management

Kevin Connolly - Teagasc eProfit Monitor Co-ordinator / Taxation
Fintan Phelan - Farm Financial Planning

Organics

Dan Clavin 
Elaine Leavy