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Appointments to Bord Bia

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith TD, has appointed Ms. Marian Byrne, who represents the Department, and Mel O'Rourke to the Board of Bord Bia for a further three-year term. Padraig Walshe, President of the IFA has also been reappointed.  All three appointments take effect from 24 March 2009.

 An Bord Bia has statutory responsibility for promoting and developing the marketing of Irish food, drink and horticulture and works in partnership with industry to develop markets at home and overseas.  Agri Food exports in 2008 were in excess of €8 billion.

 27 March 2009

Date Released: 27 March 2009