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Irene Marongiu

Research Technician

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Research Interests

  • Breeding new disease resistant Potato varieties
  • Potato/Pathogen interactions
  • Integrated Pest Management and Sustainable agriculture.


An index of management intensity to support soil quality for sustainable intensification, Bondi, G., O’Sullivan, L., Creamer, R., Fenton, O., Marongiu, I., Wall, D., submitted to Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 2018.

An innovative index of land use intensity in Irish grassland soils, Bondi, G., O’Sullivan, L., Wall, D.P., Marongiu, I., Creamer R. Abstract submitted to European Society for Soil Conservation Conference 2016.



Soil analysis - Physical, chemical and biological analysis.

GLP Good Laboratory Practice.

Current Projects

Potato Breeding Programme


M.Sc. (Agr.) First Class Honours, University of Florence. Faculty of Agricultural Science, Italy. 2009 – 2011.

B.Sc. (Agr.) First Class Honours, University of Florence, Faculty of Agricultural Science, Italy. 2005 – 2009.

Agricultural Technical Institute of Florence, Italy. 1999 – 2005.


2018-Present. Research Technician Potato Breeding Programme, Teagasc, Oak Park, Ireland.

2017-2018 Research Technician, Entomology and Integrated Pest Management project -EPIC project, Teagasc, Ashtown, Ireland.

2015-2017 Research Laboratory Technician, SQUARE Soil Quality Assessment, Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Ireland.

2013-2014 Graduate Auditor Trainee, European Commission, Food and Veterinary Office (FVO), Grange, Ireland.

2012-2013  Project officer, Technical advisor and Trainer, CESVI NGO, Tajikistan.

2010 Researcher and Technical Advisor, Univ. of Florence and Slow Food, Egypt.

2008 Apprentice, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Univ. of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina.

2005 -2006 Chemical and biological Laboratory Assistant, Univ. of Florence.