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Inland Fisheries Ireland Board Dissolved After Resignations Left it Without Quorum

14th February 2023
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Environment Minister Eamon Ryan has dismissed the remaining members of the Inland Fisheries Ireland board after multiple resignations within the past 10 months left it without quorum.

As The Journal reports, five members of the board including its chair Professor Frances Lucy have stepped down since April 2022, leaving only three remaining.

In a statement today (Tuesday 14 February), Minister Ryan announced the removal of the current IFI board “on a no-fault basis” and said he would appoint a new board “as soon as possible”.

In the meantime, local government veterans Tom Barry and Seamus Neely have been appointed “to perform the functions of IFI” pending this new board’s appointment.

This includes “the full and prompt consideration of a number of protected disclosures which are understood to have been received by IFI in recent months”, the statement added.

The Journal has more on the story HERE.

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