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Minister of State McHugh appoints Inland Fisheries Ireland Chair

Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Joe McHugh T.D., is to appoint Mr Fintan Gorman as Chairperson to the Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland with effect from today, 1st July 2015. The appointment was noted by the Government at its meeting of Tuesday 30th June 2015.
Mr Gorman has been a member of the Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland since 10th September 2013 when he was appointed for a 5 year term. Mr Gorman’s appointment as Chairperson will be for the remaining portion of his 5 year term on the Board, i.e. until 9th September 2018, in line with Section 14 (1) of the Inland Fisheries Act, 2010.
Minister of State McHugh said: “I am delighted to appoint Mr Gorman as Chairperson of Inland Fisheries Ireland, as he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role, particularly in the area of environmental issues. His appointment will also provide vital continuity in a relatively new organisation. I wish Mr Gorman well in his role as Chairperson”.
Minister of State McHugh also thanked the outgoing Chairperson, Mr Brendan O’Mahony, for his work as Chairperson since the establishment of Inland Fisheries Ireland 5 years ago. The vacancy on the Board created by Mr O’Mahony’s departure will be filled as soon as possible through the process conducted by the Public Appointments Service.