Legal basis: Inland Fisheries Act 2010, Chapter 1
Maximum Number of Positions: 10
Gender Balance Numbers: Female (4), Male (6)
Gender Balance Percentage: Female (40%), Male (60%)
Notes: The CEO of IFI is an ex officio member. Three members (including the Chair) are nominated by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. One member is nominated by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. One member is nominated by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government. One member is elected by employees of IFI. Term of office: 5 years

Name First Appointed Reappointed Expiry Date Position type Basis of appointment
Bernadette Orbinski Burke 01/07/2016 30/06/2021 Board Member PAS Process
Ciaran Byrne (Dr.) 01/07/2010 30/06/2020 CEO Ex officio (as per Section 12(2) of the Inland Fisheries Act 2010)
Fintan Gorman 10/09/2013 10/09/2018 09/09/2023 Chair Appointed as Chair by the Minister on 01/07/2015.
Fiona Walsh 12/07/2019 11/07/2024 Board Member PAS Process
Frances Lucy (Dr.) 24/03/2015 23/03/2020 Board Member Nomination of Joint Oireachtas Committee
Marie Louise Heffernan 01/05/2019 30/04/2024 Board Member Nomination of Joint Oireachtas Committee
Michael McGreal 22/03/2019 21/03/2024 Board Member PAS Process
Patrick Gibbons 13/01/2016 12/01/2021 Board Member Nomination of Joint Oireachtas Committee
Seamus Boland 22/03/2019 21/11/2022 Board Member PAS Process
Sean Coady 17/11/2015 16/11/2020 Board Member Staff Representative (as per Section 13 of the Inland Fisheries Act 2010)