Our Teams in the Community

Our teams are on the ground, ready to answer your questions about the work we're doing.

What We Do

We are responsible for a safe, secure and reliable supply of electricity, and we are leading the transition to a low carbon electricity future. When we develop the electricity grid in a region, the whole community benefits. To do that, new electricity cables have to be put in place. That can only happen when we work closely with local residents, landowners and communities.

Our Liaison Teams

Through developing Ireland's grid, we help local economies across Ireland to grow and prosper. And we want to work with you to make that happen.

Our teams are on the ground to answer your questions. We have specifically appointed:

  • Four Agricultural Liaison Officers in the Republic of Ireland
  • Two Community Liaison Officers in the Republic of Ireland
  • One Agricultural Liaison Officer in Northern Ireland

Our liaison officers are available to discuss the siting of new lines and cables, land access and proximity payments.

John Boylan

Agricultural Liaison Officer, North Eastern/Eastern Region

John operated a dairy farm business very successfully for 40 years. As a leading member of the IFA, John has specific experience in dealing with farming organisations and a track record in understanding stakeholder perspectives. As the IFA National Farm Business Committee’s chief negotiator, John engaged with various stakeholders over many years. John also wrote for the Irish Milk League and for the Irish Farmers Journal. He has a keen interest in renewable energy business and agriculture, and the role they play in helping Ireland to flourish economically.

To contact: Phone +353 (0)87 255 6697

Sean Kenny

Agricultural Liaison Officer, Southern Region

Sean has over 18 years' experience working in the agriculture sector and has worked as wayleave co-ordinator within the landowner engagement team in EirGrid since 2010. Sean was recently involved in dealing with landowners on the ground in the south-west region. Sean’s previous experience includes engagement with farmers on a daily basis while holding roles with Irish Sugar, with Teagasc on agricultural research projects and with Mouchel on road infrastructure projects.

To contact: Phone +353 (0)85 708 9595 or email sean.kenny@eirgrid.com.

Liam Wynne

Agricultural Liaison Officer, Northern Region

Liam comes from a farming background, and has over 10 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, having worked as a liaison officer on various projects for Ireland’s largest telecoms providers. Liam’s previous experience includes working with landowners, site providers, farmers and stakeholders across the country for the provision of telecommunications infrastructures. Through engagement, Liam successfully delivered and managed projects from acquisition and planning through to construction for Vodafone, Hutchinson 3G and Meteor Mobile Communications.  

To contact:

Phone +353 (0)87 2261804 or email liam.wynne@eirgrid.com

Aidan Naughton

Agricultural Liaison Officer, Western/Midlands/North-Eastern Region

Aidan, from Co Roscommon, is actively involved in farming and has 20 years’ experience in landowner engagement work on the ESB Telecoms national fibre rollout and ESB national refurbishment projects. His previous experience also includes eleven years working with Ireland's mobile telecoms operators - Meteor, Vodafone and Hutchinson 3G - acquiring sites for the rollout of their 3G/4G Networks and liaising with landowners and stakeholders across the country to deliver and manage the sites from acquisition and planning through to construction.

To contact:

Phone +353 (0)86 172 0156 or email aidan.naughton@eirgrid.com.

Grainne Duffy

Community Liaison Officer, North Eastern/Eastern Region

Grainne, who is a native of Co Monaghan is our Community Liaison Officer for the North Eastern/Eastern region. Grainne has over 12 years' experience in the telecommunications infrastructure industry having previously worked for Ireland's largest mobile and broadband operators. Prior to joining EirGrid, she worked with landowners, farmers and community stakeholders across the country, to discuss any issues or concerns they had regarding the siting of telecommunications infrastructure. This involved active engagement with property owners throughout all stages of the projects from acquisition and planning to construction.

Grainne is available to meet stakeholders throughout the region.

To contact:

Phone +353 (0)85 887 4798 or email grainne.duffy@eirgrid.com.

Eoghan O'Sullivan

Community Liaison Officer, Munster/Connacht Region

Eoghan, from Co Waterford, is our Community Liaison Officer for the Munster and Connacht regions. Eoghan has over 14 years' experience in stakeholder engagement. Prior to joining EirGrid, Eoghan engaged with various stakeholders while rolling-out networks for Ireland's largest mobile phone operators. His involvement with projects went from design through to construction and property management.

To contact:

Phone +353 (0)87 247 7732 or email eoghan.osullivan@eirgrid.com.

Engaging with the Public

Our strategy for making sure local communities are involved in projects around the country.