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PermRep Staff - Spring 2017

Representatives and Attachés at the PermRep (March 2017, by Council)

Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU, in Brussels

Address: Rue Froissart 50, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
Telephone: 00 32 2 28 23 200
Fax: 00 32 2 230 3203

Twitter: @IrelandRepBru

Permanent Representative (Head of Mission) Declan Kelleher (COREPER II)
Deputy Permanent Representative Joe Hackett (COREPER I) 
Political and Security Committee (PSC) Representative  Noel White (PSC)
Military Representative to EU Military Committee Brig. Gen. Philip Brennan
ANTICI (COREPER II) attaché  Donal Kenneally 
MERTENS (COREPER I) attaché  Nuala McNamee 
Clerical Officer (COREPER II) Rosemary Evans
PA to Permanent Representative Eilish Harrington
PA to Deputy Permanent Representative Catherine Cogan
PA to PSC Ambassador Fiona Delahoyde


Press and Information Section

Spokesperson Eddie Brannigan Tel: 00 32 490 56 48 43
Assistant Úna Greene  



Foreign Affairs/General Affairs/Institutions (inc. European Parliament)

Counsellor Émer Deane
Counsellor Barry Conroy
Counsellor David Brophy
Attaché Carol Lea
Attaché Hilda Ó Riain
Attaché Dermot McGauran
Attaché John O'Grady
Attaché David Byrne
Attaché Caoimhín Ó'Coigligh
Attaché Marcella Smyth (Maritime Affairs)
Attaché Deirdre Lyster 
Attaché Brendan Fitzgerald
Attaché Thomas Tichelmann
Attaché Amal Kaoua
Attaché Cillian O’Kelly
Clerical Officer  James O'Brien 
Clerical Officer  Bernadette Kelly
Military Col. Joe McDonnell
Military Lt. Col. Tom McGrath
Military Comdt. John Prendergast
Executive Officer Brendan Fitzgerald
Clerical Officer Bernadette Kelly

Contact via switchboard: 00 32 2 230 8580


Institutions Section

Head of Institutions Émer Deane
Attaché David Brück
Attaché Caoimhín Ó Coigligh (European Parliament)
Attaché Stephen O’Dwyer (Institutional Affairs)
Policy Officer Róisín Carlos
Policy Officer Eoin Lavelle
Clerical Officer Úna Greene


Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH)

Counsellor Breffni Carpenter
Attaché Daryl Noble (Agriculture)
Attaché Matthew Clarke
Attaché Tara Keogh (General Agriculture Affairs, SCA)
Clerical Officer Elaine Murphy


Economic and Financial Council (ECOFIN)

Counsellor Declan Kelly (Head of Section)
Attaché Fiona Ralph (MFF/Budget)
Attaché Cairen Power (MFF/Budget) 
Attaché  Liam Morris (Financial Services/Markets) 
Attaché  Louise Heenan (Taxation Policy) 
Attaché  Corita Goulding (Public Expenditure and Reform)
Clerical Officer Caroline Lynch


Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO)

Competitiveness Council (COMPET)

Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Counsellor Thomas Murray (Trade)
Counsellor Anne-Marie Finlay (Competitiveness Council, Competitiveness and Growth, Competition Policy, State Aids, Consumer Policy, Better Regulation)
Attaché Paul McMahon (Trade)
Attaché Tom Bourke (Overall co-ordination-EPSCO, Tri-partite Social Summit, European Semester) 
Attaché Patricia Brady (Competitiveness Council, Research & Innovation, Space Policy and Copyright/Intellectual Property)
Attaché  William Reid (Competitiveness Council, Consumer Policy, Company Law, Technical Harmonisation and Chemicals (REACH))
Clerical Officer Miriam Kennedy 
Clerical Officer Maria Duffy
Social Protection
Attaché Kieran Lea (Social Affairs)
Attaché Eddie O'Reilly (Health Issues) 


Environment Council (ENVI)


Pat Fenton 
Attaché  Alex Hurley 
Clerical Officer Orla Sharp


Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (EYCS)

Attaché Paul O'Brien
Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Attaché Eamonn Kelly


Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA)

Counsellor Antoinette Doran (Judicial Cooperation, Police Cooperation, Data Protection)
Attaché Fiona O'Sullivan (Asylum, Migration and Frontiers)
Attaché Seamus Beirne (Civil Law, Equality)
Attaché Sinéad Leyden
Executive Officer Anne-Maria Power
Clerical Officer Niall Von Metzradt


Transport, Telecommunications and Energy (TTE)

Counsellor Sylvester Carruth (Transport)
Attaché Alan Quirke (Transport)
Attaché Carmel Fields (Energy)
Attaché Nessa Mc Kevitt (Telecommunications)
Attaché John O'Farrell (Maritime Transport, Tourism and Sport)
Clerical Officer Karen Murphy


Office of the Attorney General

Counsellor Garrett Cunnane


Office of the Revenue Commissioners

Joe Ryan 0032 2 282 3321
John Christopher Byrne  0032 2 282 3282 


Oireachtas representative

Counsellor Cáit Hayes (Based at European Parliament)


Administrative Staff

Lorraine Christian
Richard Daly
Ailish Sweeney
Eilish Harrington
Owen Blackburn
Eileen Hogan
Julie Callaghan
Niamh Healy
Carine Boisdenghien
Nathalie Syoen
Guy Cornet
Christian Vandenabele
Arianne Van Leeuw