The Centre’s staff are responsible for the development and delivery of a work programme to meet the strategic objectives identified by the Management Board. Staff are also responsible for the day to day running of the Centre at Beechfield House. The full-time staff are supported by a team of developers, employed by Compass Informatics, who are responsible for development of the Centre’s data management and web mapping system.

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Dr. Liam Lysaght, Centre Director

Dr. Úna Fitzpatrick, Ecologist

Dr. Tomás Murray, Ecologist

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Barry O’Neill, Data & I.T. Manager

Colette O’Flynn, Invasive Species Officer

Juanita Browne, Pollinator Plan Project Officer
Ben Malone, Admin and Engagement Officer


The contract for delivery of a five year work programme has been awarded to Compass Informatics.  Mr. Gearoid O’Riain – Company Director has responsibility for the overall service-level agreement between Compass Informatics and the Heritage Council.

The Centre is an initiative of the Heritage Council and is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs.