Advisory Committee

The Executive Board of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is assisted by an Advisory Committee of twelve members, nominated by prescribed organisations and appointed by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government. The Director General of the EPA, is ex officio, a member and Chairperson of the Committee.  The term of office of the Committee is three years.

The Advisory Committee has a wide range of advisory functions under the EPA Act, including making recommendations to the EPA, or the Minister, relating to the functions of the EPA.

The 6th  EPA Advisory Committee was appointed by Mr Phil Hogan, TD, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government on 13 February 2013.

Appointees from Prescribed Bodies

  • Dr. John Cuddihy (nominated by Directors of Public Health of HSE)
  • Mr. David Ball (nominated by the Irish Environmental Network)
  • Dr. Sharon McGuinness (nominated by the Health and Safety Authority of Ireland)
  • Mr. Pat Farrell (nominated by the Irish Farmers Association)
  • Ms. Deirdre Lyons (nominated by the Industrial Development Agency)
  • Cllr. John Sheahan (nominated by the Association of County and City Councils)
  • Prof Colin O'Dowd (nominated by the Royal Irish Academy)

Ministerial Appointees

  • Mr. Martin Hogan
  • Dr. Aine Ryall
  • Ms. Elaine Nevin
  • Ms. Elizabeth Delahunty


Ms. Laura Burke, Director General, EPA

Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

Approved minutes of all meetings of the EPA Advisory Committee.

View the Sixth Advisory Committee's report to the Minister for Enviornment, Community and Local Government.