Walsh appointed a director of Irish National

Irish National Stud: Dairine Walsh has been appointed a director

New director appointed to Irish National Stud By Martin Stevens 5:52PM 2 SEP 2016

SOLICITOR Dairine Walsh has been appointed as a new director of the Irish National Stud.

Walsh is described in a statement from Ireland's Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine as "an experienced company director" and as having "extensive experience in strategic planning and marketing".

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The department's minister, Michael Creed TD, also confirmed the re-appointment of leading trainer Jessica Harrington, Mark Weld, son of trainer Dermot, and businessman Dr Sean Brady to the board of the Irish National Stud.

Creed said he was "confident that their backgrounds, experiences and individual skill sets will bring a wealth of professional experience to the stud".

The minister also thanked outgoing director Kate Horgan for "her valuable contribution to the work of the National Stud".

He added that the appointments were made following a competitive selection process run by the Public Appointments Service (PAS).

The Irish National Stud stands eight stallions, including the influential Invincible Spirit, and is an important tourism facility.

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