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Monday, 3 July 2017

New appointments to NAI's Advisory Council

National Archivers of Ireland, Dublin 8
The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced 12 appointments to the National Archives Advisory Council.

Under the National Archives Act, two members of the Advisory Council must be members of the Irish Manuscripts Commission, while two members must be archivists who are not employed by the National Archives of Ireland.

All appointees were assessed by the Public Appointments Service. The appointments are for a period of five years.

Not surprisingly, many of the names will be familiar to Irish family history researchers, and I'm delighted to see John Grenham MAGI among them.

The full line up of newly–appointed members of the Advisory Council are:

Justice John Hedigan – (Chairman) Judge of the Court of Appeal
Ciara Breathnach – Lecturer UL, Board Member NLI
John Grenham – Genealogist MAGI
Kieran Hoare – Archivist NUIG
Natalie Harrower – Director Digital Repository of Ireland
Stephen Mac Eoin – Officer in Charge, Military Archives
Brian McGee – Chief Archivist, Cork City and County Archives
Hiram Morgan – Senior Lecturer UCC, Director Irish National Institute for Historical Research
Catriona Mulcahy – University Archivist UCC
Elizabeth Mullins – Lecturer Archival Studies UCD
Michael Nolan – Senior Research Scientist, Intel Labs Europe
Deirdre Raftery – Associate Professor (Education) UCD