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LIFE on Machair Project Team
Project team pictured on Carrownisky Beach (County Mayo) with Ministers Noonan and Hackett at the project launch April 21st 2023.

Left to right:

  • Jackie Hunt, Ecologist and Breeding Wader specialist
  • Liam Ruttledge, Nest Protection Officer (The Valley)
  • Steve Rushworth, Nest Protection Officer (Mullet peninsula and Inishkea Islands)
  • Ciaran Coyne, Nest Protection Officer (Connemara and South Mayo)
  • Caitriona Maher, Ecologist and Habitats/Pollinator specialist
  • Erika Bodnar, Project Administrator
  • Minister Hackett
  • Catherine Farrell, Project Manager
  • Minister Noonan
  • Missing from the picture David Fergusson, Nest Protection Officer (Donegal)

The LIFE on Machair project team is tasked with carrying out and implementing the project actions. Oversight is provided by the LIFE on Machair project steering group as well as a national and international network of scientific as well as local advisory panels.

Training Day on Mullet Peninsula in July 2022
Training Day on Mullet Peninsula in July 2022