Dubliner takes the helm at Agriculture House

Aidan O'Driscoll, the new secretary general of the Department of Agriculture.
Aidan O'Driscoll, the new secretary general of the Department of Agriculture.

Aidan O'Driscoll is the new secretary general of the Department of Agriculture. He replaces Tom Moran who has completed 10 years at the helm in Kildare St.

In his most recent role as assistant secretary, Mr O'Driscoll (right) had responsibility for EU affairs, economics and climate change, and successfully steered the 2013 CAP negotiations.

"I've worked with Aidan for nearly four years and have full confidence in him to provide the leadership, intelligence and ambition to deliver for Irish agriculture, the food industry and the marine sector into the future," Agriculture Minister, Simon Coveney, said.

A Dubliner with Cork roots, Mr O'Driscoll is a keen Leinster rugby fan and Cork hurling supporter.

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