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PermRep Staff – October 2023

Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU, in Brussels

Address: Rue Froissart 50, 1040 Brussels, Belgium 
Telephone: 00 32 2 28 23 200
Twitter name: 'Ireland In the EU'. Handle: @IrelandRepBru

Permanent Representative (Head of Mission): Aingeal O’Donoghue (Coreper II, EU-UK)

Deputy Permanent Representative: Barbara Cullinane (Coreper I)
Political and Security Committee Representative: Cáit Moran 
Military Representative to EU Military Committee: Brigadier General Gerard Buckley

Antici (Coreper II) attaché: Caoimh Kett
Deputy Antici (Coreper II) attaché: Aidan Carolan
Mertens (Coreper I) attaché: Emma Tobin
Nicolaidis (PSC) attaché: Eoin Lavelle

PA to Permanent Representative O’Donoghue: Brendan O’Rourke
PA to Deputy Permanent Representative Cullinane: Kieran Molloy
PA to PSC Representative Moran: Patricia Hickey

Clerical Officer (Coreper I): Kieran Molloy
Clerical Officer (Coreper II): Máire Heffernan

Press Relations Section

Press Spokesperson/Head of Press relations: Alan O’Brien, Tel: 00 32 490 56 48 43
Clerical Officer: Frodo-Michael Anderson
Policy Officer: Eimear Brennan

EU-UK Unit

Counsellor: Don Sexton
Attaché: Ciarán Delargy
Attaché: Gavin Beale
Clerical Officer: Frodo-Michael Anderson
Policy Officer: Paul Whelan 

Institutions Section/EU General Affairs

Director of Institutions Section: Philip Grant, Counsellor
Attaché: Michael Williams (EU Jobs and EU Presidency)
Attaché: Nigel Hutson (European Parliament)
Clerk Secretary: Sinéad Maguire

Policy Officer: Greg O’Meara

Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH)

Counsellor: Martin Crowley (Agriculture)
Attaché: Kevin Foley-Friel (Sanitary & Phytosanitary)
Attaché: Colm Ó Súilleabháin (Fisheries)
Executive Officer: Mary Walshe (General Agricultural Affairs, SCA)
Clerical Officer: Rachel Black

Competitiveness Council (COMPET)

Counsellor: Caoimhe Gavin (Single Market, Consumer, Industry, SMEs, State Aid, DSM, Artificial Intelligence)

Attaché: Paul O’Brien (Research, Innovation)
Attaché: Eoin Cuddihy (Internal Market, Better Regulation, Intellectual Property, DSA/DSM/Data Act, Product Safety, Late Payments, Toy Safety)
Attaché: Ciarán McLoughlin (Company Law, ILO, Chemicals, Workspace Health and Safety, Space)

Attaché: Fionnuala Bourke (Procurement)
Clerical Officer: Louise Gorman
Clerical Officer: James O’Brien

Economic and Financial Council (ECOFIN)

Counsellor: Pat Casey (Head of Section, Economic and Financial Issues, EMJ)
Attaché: Rachel Graham (Taxation policy)
Attaché: Chloe O’Reilly (Financial Services)
Attaché: Eoin Sheanon (Banking)
Attaché: Hazel Ryan (MFF/Budget)
Clerical Officer: Alan O’Donoghue

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

Attaché: Stephen Hanna (Employment and Social Affairs)
Attaché: Austin Cullen (Health and Food Safety)
Attaché: William Reid (EPSCO Coordination and Employment Affairs)
Attaché: Richard Quilliam (Equality)
Clerical Officer: Lena Howe
Clerical Officer: Louise Gorman

Policy Officer: Peter Lonergan

Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (EYCS)

Attaché: Leo Kilroy (Education)
Attaché: Richard Quilliam (Youth)
Attaché: Aisling de Lacy (Culture, Tourism, Sport)
Clerical Officer: Karen Kavanagh

Environment Council (ENVI)

Counsellor: Noel Regan (Climate)
Attaché: Aidan Ryan (Environmental and Atomic Questions)
Attaché: Padraic Dempsey (Environment, Biodiversity, Heritage)
Attaché: Colm Ó Conaill (Energy)
Clerical Officer: Karen Kavanagh

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

Antici: Caoimh Kett

Deputy Antici: Aidan Carolan
Attaché: Sarah Holden (Relex)
Attaché: Conor Nelson (CFSP/CSDP)
Attaché: Justin Ryan (Middle East/Gulf and EuroMed WGs)
Attaché: Rosarie McCarthy (Development Policy)
Attaché: Karolina Ó Beacháin (Enlargement, Central and South East Europe, Western Balkans)
Attaché: Chris Green (Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe & Central Asia)
Attaché: Elizabeth Keogh (Africa I & ACP)

Attaché: Séan McGovern (Africa II)
Attaché: Peter O’Connor (Latin America and Human Rights)
Attaché: Alison Meagher (CIVCOM, Conflict Prevention, Mediation and Stabilisation/COCON)
Attaché: Darragh Higgins (Asia, Oceania and Transatlantic Relations)
Attaché: Eoin Leahy (Maritime Affairs)
Attaché: Fionnuala Bourke (Cohesion Policy, Staff Regulations)
Attaché: Ellen McCaffrey (Cohesion Policy, Staff Regulations)
Counsellor: James Ryan
Counsellor: Colonel John McCarthy
Attaché: Brendan Fitzgerald (CFSP/CSDP)
Attaché: Elaine Hollowed (CFSP/CSDP)

Attaché: Cormac Shine (CFSP/CSDP)
Executive Officer: Melissa Murphy
Clerical Officer: Sandra Hynes

Clerical Officer: Máire Heffernan
Clerical Officer: Gerard Gough

Policy Officer: Caitríona King

Military Staff

Brigadier General Gerard Buckley
Colonel John McCarthy

Lt Col Conor Gorey
Comdt. Laura Lafferty

Foreign Affairs Council (Trade)

Counsellor: Eugene Lennon
Attaché: Daniel Reilly
Clerical Officer: James O’Brien
Policy Officer: Emma O’Mahony

Justice Council

Counsellor: Brien Henderson

Attaché: Fiachra Byrne (Judicial Cooperation in Civil Matters, Data Protection and external aspects of Migration)
Attaché: Owen McLaughlin (Judicial Cooperation in Criminal matters)
Attaché: John Dunphy (Asylum and Migration)
Attaché: Micheál Rooney (Police Cooperation)
Attaché: Richard Quilliam (Fundamental Rights)
Executive Officer: Niall von Metzradt (Coordination)

Clerical Officer: Hannah Macken (Administration and coordination)

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy (TTE)

Counsellor: Ronan Gallagher

Attaché: Peter Morgan (Transport)
Attaché: Lydia Rooney (Transport)
Attaché: Paul Shortt (Telecommunications)

Attaché: Amy Sheils (Cyber)
Attaché: Colm Ó Conaill (Energy)
Attaché: Fionnuala Bourke (eGovernment)

Clerical Officer: Lena Howe (Transport)

Office of the Attorney General

Counsellor: Bríd Moriarty
Clerk Secretary: Sinéad Maguire

Office of the Revenue Commissioners

Attaché: Eoghan Ryan
Attaché: Sarah Joyce
Attaché: Mark Newman

Administration section

Director of Administration: Philip Grant, Counsellor
Head of Administration: Daniel Fitzgerald
Administration Attaché: Lisa Murphy
Executive Officer: Brian Thornberry (Finance)
Executive Officer: Fiona Walsh Larkin (ICT)
Clerical Officer: Alan Harper (ICT)
Clerical Officer: Gavin Quill (Finance)
Clerical Officer: Katie Shaw (Finance)

Clerk Secretary: Carine Boisdenghien
Clerk Secretary: Nathalie Syoen
Clerk Secretary: Faldiela Collins (Reception)
Driver: David Rizza
Driver: Kresimir Kraft

Oireachtas representative

Counsellor: Paul Conway (based at European Parliament)