Forum members

Membership of the Irish Deer Membership Forum is comprised of representatives of stakeholder interests nominated by their respective groupings and approved by the Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine and the Minister for Arts, Heritage, the Gaeltacht & Rural Affairs. There are currently twenty members on the Forum, including an independent Chairperson. The Forum also calls on specialist advice from external sources as necessary or appropriate. The following is the list of current members of the Forum.

Name

Organisation

Sectoral Interest

Judith AnnettCountryside ConsultantChair
Chris FoxIrish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA)Farming
Pat HennessyIrish Farmers Association (IFA)Farming
Tom ShortIrish Farmers Association (IFA)Farming
Sean DorisNational Association of Regional Game Councils (NARGC)Hunting
Damian HanniganWild Deer Association of IrelandHunting
John FentonAssociation of Game Shoot Operators (AGSO)Hunting
Paddy PurserPro Silva Ireland/SIF/AIFCForestry
Barry CoadCoillte TeorantaForestry
Sean EustaceUnaffiliatedMinisterial Nomination
Liam M. NolanDeer Alliance (HCAP)Training
Jim WalshIndividualResearch
Declan LittleWoodlands of IrelandConservation
Declan O’NeillWicklow Deer Management PartnershipDeer Management Group
Seamus DunneDepartment of Agriculture, Food and the MarineGovernment Department
James O’KeeffeDepartment of Agriculture, Food and the MarineGovernment Department
John O’NeillDepartment of Agriculture, Food and the MarineGovernment Department
Wesley AtkinsonDepartment of Arts, Heritage, the Gaeltacht & Rural Affairs (NPWS)Government Department
Tim BurkittIndependent Deer Consultant, formerly of Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (NPWS)Individual Member
Gerry LeckeyDepartment of Arts, Heritage, the Gaeltacht & Rural Affairs (NPWS)Government Department