Dublin, 25 March 2015
Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Joe McHugh TD, announced today that the Government had noted the decision to appoint Dr Frances Lucy to the Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland for a period of five years. This appointment was made having regard to advice received from the Joint Oireachtas Committee (JOC) on Transport and Communications in accordance with Sections 12 (1) (b) and 12 (3) of the Inland Fisheries Act, 2010.
In welcoming the appointment of Dr Lucy, Minister of State McHugh said “Dr Lucy brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland, particularly in the areas of fisheries conservation and aquatic invasive species research. I wish Dr Lucy well in her role as a board member”
This appointment will mean that all ten Inland Fisheries Ireland board positions are now filled.
Notes to Editors
Dr Frances Lucy is a lecturer in Environmental Science in the Institute of Technology, Sligo (1992 to present), lecturing on water quality, freshwater ecology, invasive species, fisheries management and conservation management. Dr Lucy previously served on the Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2013.
Inland Fisheries Ireland Board Members at 24 March 2015
|IFI Board Members||Appointment Date||Expiry Date|
|Brendan O’Mahony (Chairperson)||1 July 2010||30 June 2015|
|Lal Faherty||1 July 2010||30 June 2015|
|John Geary||3 November 2010||2 November 2015|
|Marcus MacMahon||17 November 2010||16 November 2015|
|Peter John Nally||10 September 2013||9 September 2018|
|Fintan Gorman||10 September 2013||9 September 2018|
|Martin McEnroe||25 February 2014||24 February 2019|
|Niall Greene||1 July 2014||30 June 2019|
|Frances Lucy||24 March 2015||23 March 2020|
Ex-officio member of the Board
|1 July 2010|