Rural Development Committee

John Curran

Rural Development Chair

086-2494319 [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

ROLE & COUNTYNAMENumber
CHAIRJohn Curran086 2494319
VICE-CHAIRJames Gallagher087 0568270
CARLOWJay Kelly087 7907475
CAVANPaddy Denning087 2576441
CLAREStephen Walsh 087 6303046
CORK (C)Tim Twomey087 2335055
CORK (N)Tom O’Keeffe086 0881101
CORK (W)Cornelius Buckley086 2776673
DONEGALPeter Cannon087 2923473
DUBLINFrank Hemeryck086 2471335
GALWAYP.J. Conroy087 2601707
KERRYDermot Kelly086 8112843
KILDAREDes Gray086 8546899
KILKENNYRichard Meaney087 1812326
LAOISHarry Lalor085 1032677
LEITRIMJames Gallagher087 0568270
LIMERICKJohn Maher087 0619949
LONGFORDJohn Coyle087 9047617
LOUTHKevin Sweeney087 1348600
MAYOPatrick Egan087 6173347
MEATHThomas Gibbon086 3166771
MONAGHANMark Gillanders 086 8258405
OFFALYGeorge Grant087 2888903
ROSCOMMONJohn Hanley086 8125211
SLIGOGearóid O’Connor086 8104210
TIPP. NTHLiam Coffey086 8143508
TIPP. STHSimon Ryan087 8305741
WATERFORDSeamus Power 087 7961064
WESTMEATHBrendan Coffey086 2407892
WEXFORDAnne Kehoe087 2707606
WICKLOWSelena McKenzie086 3210988
CO-OPTEDCaillin Conneely087 1314969