Pat joined the IFA in 2013. He holds a degree in Commercial Horticulture from UCD and has worked in the mushroom industry for the past 14 years. He has held positions in technical sales, mushroom growing and mushroom compost manufacturing.
Previous to that he spent a number of years working in general agriculture roles with Teagasc and private consultants.
About the Potato Committee
- The National Potato Committee represents Ireland’s 600 commercial potato growers.
- It’s members are elected by IFA’s County Executives where potatoes are produced.
- It’s most important issues include potato prices, input costs, potato farmers’ incomes, retailer activity, industry developments and the Bord Bia quality assurance scheme.
|ROLE & COUNTY||NAME||MOBILE|
|CHAIRMAN||Thomas McKeown||087 2625831|
|CORK (N)||Colin Buttimer||087 1449094|
|CORK (C)||John Griffin||087 6876293|
|DONEGAL – 1||William Monagle||086 8525137|
|DONEGAL – 2||Jimmy Rankin||087 2571835|
|DUBLIN||David Garrigan||086 8553581|
|KERRY||Bridget O’Connor||087 2680258|
|KILDARE||Bart Maertens||087 6780990|
|KILKENNY||John Doody||086 1903350|
|LOUTH||Brendan Lynch||086 8395494|
|MEATH – 1||Thomas McKeown||087 2625831|
|MEATH – 2||Barry Mitchell||087 2986626|
|MEATH – 3||Andrew Sheridan||086 8307599|
|OFFALY||Shane Howell||086 3018525|
|TIPP.NORTH||Michael Healy||087 260 4271|
|WEXFORD||Sean Ryan||087 2379748|
|WICKLOW||Tom Delahunt||087 9878428|