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Tom O'Connell

Communications Officer - Agricultural Catchments Programme (ACP)


  • B. Agr.Sc (1986) University College, Dublin
  • Diploma in Management and Industrial Relations (1992) National College of Ireland
  • Diploma in Leadership Development (2016) IMI &UCC
  • Diploma in Digital Marketing (2017) Irish Times & Irish Internet Association

Career in Teagasc

Oct 2017 to date: Communications Officer, Agricultural Catchments Programme, Johnstown Castle Environment Centre, Wexford

2009 – 2017: Farm Advisor, Agricultural Catchments Programme, Monaghan & Louth

2000 – 2008: Supplies Officer, Crops Research Centre, Oak Park, Carlow

Areas of Interest

My position is Communications Officer for the Agricultural Catchments Programme (ACP). Previously, I worked with farmers as an Advisor in the Monaghan and Louth catchments and played a key role in the establishment of the project in these areas.

Working with stakeholders, my primary objective is to effectively communicate new and innovative ways of dealing with water quality challenges in Ireland. Together with ACP and other Teagasc colleagues, it includes enhanced dissemination to groups such as farmers, advisors, scientists, regulators and policy makers.