Rural Development Committee

Michael Biggins

Rural Development Chair

087-2895966 [email protected]

Shane Whelan

Senior Policy Executive

087-6534072 [email protected]

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 Paddy Denning087 2576441
CLAREStephen Walsh087 6303046
CORK (C)Timothy Twomey087 2335055
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
LAOISHarry Lalor 085 1032677
LEITRIMJames Gallagher087 0568270
LIMERICKJohn Maher087 0619949
LONGFORD John Coyle087 9047617
LOUTHKevin Sweeney  087 1348600
MAYOPatrick Egan087 6173347
MEATHJohn Curran086 2494319
MONAGHANMark Gillanders086 8258405
OFFALYPat Walsh087 2583373
ROSCOMMONJohn Hanley086 8125211
SLIGOGearóid O’Connor086 8104210
TIPP. NTHLiam Coffey086 8143508
TIPP. STHSimon Ryan087 8305741
WATERFORDKieran Sullivan086 8181454
WESTMEATHBrendan Coffey086 2407892
WEXFORDAnne Kehoe087 2707606
WICKLOWSelena McKenzie086 3210988
CO-OPTEDFlor McCarthy086 2612989