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Written Answers - Departmental Staff

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 234.  Deputy Catherine Murphy Information on Catherine Murphy Zoom on Catherine Murphy  asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney  the number of civil servants from his Department who are based in the European Commission working in the relevant permanent representative offices; their titles and functions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3818/12]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney Five Civil Servants from my Department are currently assigned to the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU in Brussels. Details are outlined below. The role of office is to represent Ireland’s interests in the Agriculture and Fisheries sectors at EU Institutional level; the European Commission, [389]the European Parliament and the Council. In addition the Agricultural Counsellor and the Attachés liaise with their counterparts from other Member States on issues of mutual interest.

Name Title
Mr Dermot Ryan Agricultural Counsellor
Mr Brian Kilgallon Agriculture Attaché
Mr Martin Crowley Fisheries Attaché
Mr JP Mulherin Agriculture Attaché
Ms Elaine Croke Executive Officer


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