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Monday 24 September 2018

Teagasc make a number of key changes to advisory management

Hundreds of farmers attended the Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Programme open day on Christy Dowd’s farm in Ballinagare, Co Roscommon. Photo: Gerard O'Loughlin
Hundreds of farmers attended the Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Programme open day on Christy Dowd’s farm in Ballinagare, Co Roscommon. Photo: Gerard O'Loughlin
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Two new Teagasc Regional Advisory Managers will be appointed in the coming months. Regional managers lead the delivery of Teagasc advisory services to farmers and the delivery of educational courses in the regional education centres.

Pat Clarke will be the new Regional Advisory Manager for Teagasc in counties Galway and Clare. Pat is currently a dairy Specialist based in Athenry.

Majella Moloney will be the new Teagasc Regional Advisory Manager in counties Kerry and Limerick. Majella will be moving from her current position as Principal of the Teagasc Agricultural College in Clonakility, Co Cork.

A number of managers will be reassigned to new regions.

David Colbourne will be moving from Clare/Galway to manage the region including counties Laois, Kildare, Meath, Louth and Dublin.

Billy Kelleher moves from Cork West region to Cork East region.

John Horgan will move from Kerry/Limerick region to head up the advisory service in Cork West.

The changes arise following the retirement of two long serving Teagasc managers, Ger MacMahon in Cork East and Larry O Loughlin in Laois, Kildare, Meath, Louth and Dublin.

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Speaking following the announcements, Dermot McCarthy, Head of the Teagasc advisory services said “I would like to wish both Majella Moloney and Pat Clarke well as they take up new positions with Teagasc in the advisory service.

"I would like to pay tribute to the contributions made by both Ger MacMahon and Larry O Loughlin over their long careers in Teagasc, in the many roles which they pursued in the organisation, and most recently as part of the advisory management team. I wish the other managers well in their newly assigned areas of responsibility.”


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