Our Directors

Our Directors

Oisin headshot

Oisín Coghlan

Oisin Coghlan has been Director of Friends of the Earth Ireland since 2005 and co-founded Stop Climate Chaos in 2007. Prior to joining Friends of the Earth, Oisín spent a decade working on overseas aid and human rights. He was also the founding coordinator of the Latin America Solidarity Centre (LASC) in 1996.

Donna Coney

Donna Cooney

Donna Cooney is a representative of Forest Friends Ireland. She is a Green Party Councilor on Dublin City Council. She has been a climate and environmental activist for over three decades. She is also a professional artist with a practice in art as activism, which works with participants to promote climate action and positive change for our environment. 


Gary Dempsey

Gary is an accountant and works in BNY Mellon. He trained in practice and has vast experience in financial reporting, management accounting, auditing and taxation.


Kieran Flood

Kieran Flood is the Coordinator of the Irish Wildlife Trust. Kieran has a background in wildlife biology and science communication. He also has experience working with charity boards on organisational governance and membership engagement. 


Gary Freemantle

Gary is CEO of An Taisce, The National Trust for Ireland. Gary is a member of the Charted Institute of Personnel & Development. With over 35 years experience in Human Resources and Operations Management. A graduate of National College of Ireland, He has served on boards previously in the business and charity sectors.  

Elaine Nevin

Elaine Nevin

Elaine is the National Director of ECO-UNESCO, Irelands leading environmental education and youth organisation. She is a specialist in environmental education and education for sustainable development (ESD) and has worked in the field in both formal and non-formal settings for over 20 years. She holds a BA in Geography and Political Science, an MA, a Higher Diploma in Education.