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New Appointment to Teagasc Authority

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D. has announced the appointment of Eilís O’Connell to the Teagasc Authority.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D. has announced the appointment of Eilís O’Connell to the Teagasc Authority.

Eilís is the Assistant Secretary in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for Human Resources and Corporate Affairs.  She replaces Brendan Gleeson as the Departmental representative on the Teagasc Authority, following his recent appointment as Secretary General of the Department.

Eilís has served as a civil servant for over 27 years. She brings a range of experience to her current role, including previous senior management roles in Human Resources, Corporate Services, Public Procurement and Change Management in both the Department of Defence and the Office of Public Works.

Liam Herlihy, Chairman of Teagasc, welcomed Eilís to the Authority. “I look forward to working with Eilís over the coming years. She brings a depth of experience and knowledge which will be important to the Authority in its deliberations and decision making in the future.”

The Teagasc chairman also thanked Brendan Gleeson for his contribution to Teagasc while he was a member of the Authority, and wished him well in his new role as Secretary General of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.New Appointment to Teagasc Authority