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New Appointment to Teagasc Authority

A new appointment has been made to the Teagasc Authority. Brian Rushe was nominated by the IFA as their representative on the Teagasc Authority. Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has approved his nomination. Brian Rushe is a dairy farmer from County Kildare, and is the new Deputy President of the Irish Farmers Association, having recently been elected to that post.


At a meeting of the Teagasc Authority today, Wednesday, 5 February the Chairman of Teagasc, Liam Herlihy welcomed Brian Rushe to the Authority and congratulated him on his appointment. He said: “I look forward to working closely with Brian in the coming years, as Teagasc addresses the challenges facing the farming and food sectors.”

Brian Rushe is married to Rebecca and they have two children. Brian is dairy farming in County Kildare and is a former chairman of IFA in Kildare and West Wicklow. He took up the post of Deputy President of the IFA at the AGM in January.  He is a Nuffield scholar, where his study topic was; ‘Speaking up for Agriculture – Protecting Farming’s Social License’.

Richard Kennedy has stepped down from the Teagasc Authority having completed 4 years on the Authority. Chairman of Teagasc, Liam Herlihy thanked Richard for his contributions to the Authority’s meetings over the four years. He said: “Richard made an important contribution to the decision making and the deliberations of the Teagasc Authority. I want to thank him for his commitment to Teagasc over many years.”