Minister Humphreys appoints new board to the Heritage Council

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The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, has today announced the appointment of a new board to the Heritage Council.

The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, has today announced the appointment of a new board to the Heritage Council. All appointees have been vetted by the Public Appointments Service and were found to have the requisite experience to serve on the Board. 

Mr Conor Newman is to remain on as Chair of the Board.

The members of the board of the Heritage Council:

•Marie Bourke
•Kieran Coughlan
•Miriam Fitzpatrick
•Mary Gallagher
•Jane Maxwell
•Fionnuala May
•Sinead McCartan
•Ivor Mc Elveen
•Michael Parsons
•Muiris Ó Súilleabháin
•Brian Walsh

Media Queries:
Press and Information Office, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Tel: (01) 631 3807 / 3838 / 3848 (direct)
E-Mail: press.office@ahg.gov.ie
Web site: www.ahg.gov.ie
Twitter: @DeptAHG

Notes to Editors:

Marie Bourke: 
•Former Keeper, Head of Education / Member of the Management Team/Secretary of the Board, National Gallery of Ireland (1998 - 2015)
•Chair, (2006-09), Board Member (1999 - 2009), Irish Museums Association

Kieran Coughlan:
Chief Executive of the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission, Secretary General to the Oireachtas Service and Clerk of the Dáil (1990- 2013)
Appointed to the Ethics in Public Office Commission 1995'

Miriam Fitzpatrick: 
•Lecturer in Architecture with specialty in Urban Design, University College Dublin 
•Member of WIT Academic Council (2007-2010), Waterford Institute of Technology (2006 to date) 

Mary Gallagher:
•Secretary to the Authority of the National Sports Campus Development Authority (NSCDA) and Company Secretary, NSCDA (Operations) Ltd. (April 2007 - October 2015)
•Head of Corporate Governance/Secretary to the Board, Enterprise Ireland (1998 - 2007)

Jane Maxwell:
•Principal Curator, Manuscripts & Archives Research Library, Trinity College Library 
•Governors and Guardians of Marsh’s Library (Provost’s proxy)

Fionnuala May:
•Acting County Architect Fingal County Council (2011 - date)
•Served as a member of the Heritage Councils Standing Committee on Architecture (2000-2010)

Sinead McCartan:
•Interim Director of Collections and Interpretation for National Museums Northern Ireland 
•Curator of Prehistoric Archaeology at the Ulster Museum, Belfast (1990-2008)

Ivor Mc Elveen:
•Founder of historic building and conservation consultancy practice in Wexford 
•Chairman and joint chief executive of a large private restituted estate, LE Holdings, Czech Republic (1994 - 1998) and former adviser to the Czech Government

Michael Parsons:
•Chairperson Laois Heritage Society
•Member of the Heritage Council since January 2012

Muiris Ó Súilleabháin:
•Lecturer UCD School of Archaeology (1994 - date) Member, Scientific Committee, Carnac Alignment World Heritage Bid (2014 - date)
•Dean of Arts UCD (2014 -2015) Head of School of Archaeology UCD (2004 - 2008)

Brian Walsh:
•Curator, County Museum, Dundalk (February 2005 - date)
•Member of review committee on the National Monuments Act (2009/2010)