Forestry Committee

Vincent Nally

IFA Forestry Committee Chair


Vincent is married to Annette and operates a dry stock enterprise in partnership with his son Edward at Emper in County Westmeath. They have planted forestry on four occasions, which has really enhanced their farming enterprise.

A passionate advocate for all things rural, Vincent holds a BSc in Rural Development from NUI Maynooth.

Paul is married to Carol and they have two sons and a daughter.

Geraldine O’Sullivan

Senior Policy Executive


Geraldine O’Sullivan MScAgr (Forestry) is a professional forester with twenty years’ experience in the forest sector. She first worked as a Research Assistant in UCD on the ECOWOOD project researching the environmental impacts of harvesting on peaty sites, having completed her Masters.

She progressed to work with Donegal County Council on the EU Peace and Reconciliation project Forest Link, which examined European models of best practice in adding value to timber and developing community woodlands.  She then worked in the private forest sector to develop harvesting and logistic models to supply forest biomass into the bioenergy sector.

Geraldine has been with the IFA Farm Forest section since 2008 where she has overseen the implementation of two Forestry Programmes and secured funding of over €480 million to support farmers to expand and mobilise timber under the current Forestry Programme 2014 – 2020.

About the Forestry Committee

  • IFA Farm Forestry Committee is chaired by Vincent Nally and represented by committee members elected by IFA’s 29 county executives.
  • IFA National Farm Forestry Committee represents the interests of private forest owners on  a broad range of issues affecting farm income.
  • The Committee carries out work at local, National and European level to represent the interests of all farm forestry members to optimise sector development and forest policy.

Forestry Committee

CHAIRMANVincent Nally086 8154826
CAVANCathel Rudden086 3248838
CARLOWJohn H Hanbidge087 9968400
CLAREMartin Murphy086 8396197
CORK (C)John O’Brien087 2363530
CORK (N)John Magner086 1591585
CORK (W)Tadhg Healy087  2357352
DONEGALRoss Buchanan086 7774295
DUBLINChristopher Keogh086 2735176
GALWAYEnda Monaghan087 9600451
KERRYJason Fleming087 6739343
KILDAREKarl Matuschka087 980 7611
KILKENNYAndrew O’Carroll087 2356029
LAOISThomas Cosby086 8519272
LEITRIMJim Brennan087 6469796
LIMERICKSimon White087 2726952
LONGFORDMichael Lennon086 1531244
LOUTHJohn Roche086 8170690
MAYOKevin Carey086 1698449
MEATHWillie Fallon086 8794075
MONAGHANJames Corr087 8226841
OFFALYMurtagh Connor087 6193506
ROSCOMMON Ambrose Kilcline086 3440778
SLIGOWalter Kivlehan087 2812395
TIPP. NTHPadraic Stapleton087 6215873
TIPP. STHFrancis Connolly086 1065897
WATERFORDGabriel Foley086 6025836
WESTMEATH Claudia Marl087 7839228
WEXFORDNicholas Sweetman087 2839554
WICKLOWCharles Tottenham087 6868717