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The Management of the Department

The Management structure of the Department under Secretary General, Brendan Gleeson, comprises of Assistant Secretaries, the Chief Veterinary Officer, the Chief Agricultural Inspector and the Director of Laboratories.

To view the Department's organogram please open attached file: DAFM Organogram (pdf 268Kb) 

The structure is given below including reporting Divisions:

  • Climate Change & BioEnergy Policy
  • Crop Safety
  • Crops Evaluation and Certification
  • Plant Health and Horticulture
  • Pesticides Control
  • Pesticide Registration
  • Feedstuffs, Fertilisers, Grain and Poultry
  • Livestock Breeding, Production and Trade
  • Nitrates, Biodiversity & Engineering
  • Research, Food and Codex

  • BREXIT & International Trade
  • EU Division
  • Permanent Representation Brussels
  • Agricultural Counsellors & Attachés

  • Seafood Policy & Development
  • Aquaculture & Foreshore Management
  • Marine Engineering
  • Sea Fisheries Administration
  • Marine Agencies & Programmes

  • Agricultural Environment & Structures
  • Forest Service
  • Forest Sector Development
  • Forest Service Inspectorate
  • Organics, Market Supports & Locally Led
  • Agri Environment and On Farm Investment
  • CAP Rural Development

  • Dairy Science Labs
  • Pesticides, Seed Testing and Plant Health
  • Veterinary Public Health Regulation Laboratory
  • Bacteriology
  • Pathology
  • Virology
  • Regional Veterinary Laboratories and Blood Testing Laboratory

  • Communications
  • Corporate Affairs, F.O.I., Minister's Office
  • Data Management
  • Human Resources
  • Legal Services
  • Management Services
  • Services, Health and Safety

  • Finance Div & Central Procurement Unit
  • Accounts
  • Horse & Greyhound Racing, and Teagasc
  • Internal Audit Group (oversight role)
  • Agricultural Appeals (oversight role)

  • Investigations division
  • Veterinary Public Health Implementation
  • Veterinary Public Health Policy
  • NDCC/Contingency Planning, BIPS, Veterinary Internal Audit
  • Animal Welfare, Animal Medicines and AMR
  • TSE, Animal By-Products & Animal Health Surveillance
  • Veterinary Area Management – South
  • Veterinary Area Management – North
  • Ruminant Animal Health, ERAD, Premises Registration and Animal Identification
  • Animal Identification & Movement
  • Animal Health & Welfare
  • ERAD/Veterinary Medicines
  • Trade & Veterinary Certification
  • Milk & Meat Hygiene and Animal By Products

  • BPS (Inspections; Financial Control; Policy Co-ordination; Risk Management); Beef Data & Genomics Programmes; Commonages; Greening; LPIS Rebuild Project
  • BPS Operations, ANC, KT & Innovation Unit
  • CAP Entitlements & Financial Controls
  • Direct Payments Integrated Controls

  • IMT Direct Farm Payment Systems
  • IMT Animal, Customer, Financials & Fisheries Systems
  • IMT Infrastructure
  • IMT Co-ordination

  • Economics and Planning
  • Meat & Milk Policy
  • Food Industry Development
  • Dairy Controls