Our Directors


Liam Breslin Geai

Liam Breslin

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Oisín Coghlan (Vice-Chair)

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.

Shane Downer

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Kieran Flood (Chair)

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. 

Nuala Madigan

Nuala Madigan

Nuala Madigan is the Chief Executive Officer with the Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) and has worked with the IPCC for over eighteen years.   During this time Nuala has worked across all aspects of the Council’s initiatives to conserve a representative sample of Irish peatlands from peatland education, species and habitat monitoring, site management and conservation, policy development and organisational management.  Nuala holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Environmental Science and a Masters degree in Education.

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.

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Dermot Tynan

Dermot Tynan is Chair of the Rise Foundation and a senior engineer at Google in Dublin. His focus is on corporate governance. Dermot is an avid sailor and passionate about the environment, especially the marine environment.