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PermRep Staff – Autumn 2018

Representatives and Attachés at the PermRep (November 2018, by Council)

(Note: some staff work for multiple sections)

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 name: 'Ireland In the EU'. Handle: @IrelandRepBru

Permanent Representative (Head of Mission): Declan Kelleher (COREPER II, EU-UK)

Deputy Permanent Representative: Joe Hackett (COREPER I)

Political and Security Committee Representative: Noel White

Military Representative to EU Military Committee: Brigadier General Philip Brennan

ANTICI (COREPER II) attaché: Donal Kenneally
MERTENS (COREPER I) attaché: Derek Lambe
NICOLAIDES (PSC) attaché: Cillian O'Kelly
PA to Permanent Representative Kelleher: Shirley Leavey
PA to Deputy Permanent Representative Hackett: Jacinta Dempsey
PA to PSC Representative: Marie Farrelly
Clerical Officer (COREPER II): Niamh Healy

Press Relations Section (for all sections, including Brexit Unit)    

Press Spokesperson/Head of Press relations:  Eddie Brannigan, Tel: 00 32 490 56 48 43
Policy Officer: Jessica Jacques
Clerical Officer: Úna Greene (also with Brexit Unit, Institutions Section, AG Section)

Brexit (EU-UK Negotiations) Unit

Counsellor: Émer Deane
First Secretary: David Bruck
First Secretary: Amal Kaoua
Attaché: Stephen O'Dwyer
Policy Officer: Ellen Flanagan
Assistant: Úna Greene

Institutions Section/EU General Affairs

Head of Institutions Section: Eamonn MacAodha, Counsellor
Attaché: Sarah McCabe (European Parliament)
Attaché: Shane Sargeant (EU Staffing)
Clerical Officer: Úna Greene

Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH)

Counsellor: Breffni Carpenter (Agriculture)
Donal O'Donnell (Veterinary)
Attaché: Matthew Clarke (Fisheries)
Attaché: Paul O'Gorman (General Agricultural Affairs, SCA)
Clerical Officer: Elaine Murphy

Competitiveness Council (COMPET)

Counsellor: Anne Marie Finlay (Competitiveness, Single Market, Industry, SMEs, State Aid)
Attaché: Patricia Brady (Research, Space)
Attaché: Aideen Cusack (Competiveness, Single Market, Intellectual Property)
Attaché: Cathal Lynch (Consumer, Company Law, Chemicals, Workplace Health & Safety)
Clerical Officer: Cora Hayes
Policy Officer: Rose Ní Chleirigh
Policy Officer: Patrick Cummins

Economic and Financial Council (ECOFIN)

Counsellor: Declan Kelly (Head of Section)
Attaché: Louise Heenan (Taxation policy)
Attaché: Ambrose Murray (Financial Services)
Attaché: Vincent O'Sullivan (Financial Services)
Attaché: Fiona Ralph (MFF/Budget)
Attaché: John Golden (MFF/Budget)
Attaché: Corita Goulding (Public Expenditure and Reform)
Clerical Officer: Caroline Lynch

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

Attaché: Kieran Lea (Employment and Social Affairs)
Attaché: Linda O'Connor
Attaché: Emma Bradley (Health and Food Safety)
Clerical Officer: Maria Duffy

Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (EYCS)

Attaché: Paul O'Brien (Education)
Attaché: Siobhan Kelly (Maritime Transport, Sport & Tourism)
Attaché: Eamonn Kelly (Culture)
Clerical Officer: Maria Duffy

Environment Council (ENVI)

Attaché: Pat Fenton
Attaché: Alex Hurley
Clerical Officer: Orla Sharp

Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) General Affairs Council (GAC)

Antici: Donal Kenneally
Attaché: Colum Hatchell
Attaché: Lisa Walshe
Attaché: Ian Devine
Attaché: Deirdre Lyster
Attaché: Shona Dunne
Attaché: Thomas Tichelmann
Attaché: Cillian O'Kelly
Clerical Officer: Joseph Donegan
Attaché: Dymphna Keogh (Maritime Affairs)
Attaché: David Byrne
Attaché: Orlagh Condron

Counsellor: Barry Conroy

Attaché: Philip Mudge
Executive Officer: Amanda Lockhart
Clerical Officer: Bernadette Kelly

Military staff

Brigadier-General Philip Brennan
Colonel Seán O'Keeffe
Commandant Joe Freeley
Lt. Col. Tom McGrath
Clerical Officer: Bernadette Kelly

Foreign Affairs Council (Trade)

Counsellor: Brian Dalton (Trade)

Attaché: Dermot Keehan (Trade)

Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA)

Counsellor: Antoinette Doran (Judicial Cooperation, Police Cooperation; Data Protection)
Attaché: Owen McLoughlin (Asylum, Migration and Frontiers)
Attaché: Seamus Beirne (Civil Law, Equality)
Attaché: Sinéad Leyden (Police Cooperation and information exchange)
Attaché: John Keyes (Criminal Law, Data Protection)
Executive Officer: Noel Mooney
Clerical Officer: Emma McHugh (coordination)

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy (TTE)

Counsellor: Sylvester Carruth (Transport)

Attaché: Ray Malanaphy

Attaché: Carmel Fields (Energy)
Attaché: Nessa McKevitt (Telecommunications)
Attaché: Emer Griffin (Telecommunication, cyber-crime)
Attaché: Siobhan Kelly (Maritime Transport, Sport & Tourism)
Clerical Officer: Elaine Byrne

Office of the Attorney General

Counsellor: Garrett Cunnane
Counsellor: David Brophy
Clerical Officer: Úna Greene

Office of the Revenue Commissioners

Counsellor: Joe Ryan
Attaché: Eoghan Ryan

Administration section

Head of Administration: Eamonn Mac Aodha, Counsellor
Deputy Head of Administration : Lorraine Christian
Natalie Syoen
Carine Boisdenghien
Arianne Van Leeuw
Owen Blackburn
Seán Murphy
Gerry Poole
Ailish Sweeney
Declan Usher
Julie Callaghan

Guy Cornet
Christian Vandervaeren

Oireachtas representative

Counsellor: Cáit Hayes (based at European Parliament)