Brendan Touhy

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Ministry for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, Ireland


Secretary General
Ministry for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, Ireland 


Brendan Tuohy is Secretary General of the Irish Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources

He was appointed in June 2002 on the establishment of the Department. The DCMNR is responsible for a number of sectors of the economy including telecommunications, broadcasting, postal, ecommerce, marine, fisheries, aquaculture, ports, exploration, mining, forestry, energy and renewable resources. 

Brendan was previously Secretary General of the Department of Public Enterprise and prior to that was Assistant Secretary in that Department and its predecessor, the Department of Transport, Energy and Communications. 


He currently serves as a member of the National Economic and Social Council ( and the United Nations Task Force on Information and Communications Technology for Development ( 
He holds a degree in civil engineering from University College Cork and post-graduate qualifications in environmental engineering and management from the University of Dublin, Trinity College.