Rural Development Committee

Michael Biggins

Rural Development Chair


Denis Griffin

Senior Policy Executive


About the Rural Development Committee

  • The Rural Development Committee is made up of representatives from each county who are involved in various sectors of farming.
  • The Committee deals with all aspects of Rural Development, mainly under CAP Pillar II which underpin farm income and compliments the Pillar I support.
  • Key measures where members have a big input include the Areas of Natural Constraints (formerly Disadvantaged Areas), Agri-environment Schemes, Farm Investment Support, and the Leader Programme.

Rural Development Committee

CHAIRMANMichael Biggins087 2895966
VicechairmanDenis Tuohy086 8925915
CARLOWMarian Dalton087 6750012
CAVAN John Beglan087 7651516
CLAREDenis Tuohy086 8925915
CORK (C)Donal Howard086 2307317
CORK (N)Tom O’Keeffe086 0881101
CORK (W)Cornelius Buckley086 2776673
DONEGALLaura Boyd087 7638298
DUBLINFrank Hemeryck086 2471335
GALWAYPeter Gohery087 4183620
KERRYDermot Kelly086 8112843
KILDAREDes Gray086 8546899
KILKENNYRichard Meaney087 1812326
LAOISHenry Burns086 2753575
LEITRIMJames Gallagher087 0568270
LIMERICKRoger Keogh085 1325036
LONGFORDPhilip Stewart089 4104950
LOUTHMatthew McGreehan086 8266554
MAYOPatrick Egan087 6173347
MEATHTom Finegan086 1720420
MONAGHANBrian Treanor087 2253561
OFFALYPat Walsh087 2583373
ROSCOMMONJohn Hanley086 8125211
SLIGOGearóid O’Connor086 8104210
TIPP. NTHCon Mackey087 6539008
TIPP. STHSimon Ryan087 8305741
WATERFORDKieran Sullivan086 8181454
WESTMEATHBrendan Coffey086 2407892
WEXFORDAnne Kehoe087 2707606
WICKLOWJoe Gahan087 2250652
CO-OPTEDFlor McCarthy086 2612989