Christy Cooney


  • Non-Executive Director of Matt Talbot Adolescent Services.
  • Director VHI Healthcare
  • Board Member of Goal since 2012
  • Director at  Simplee Flavours Ltd since 2011  founded by his daughter Edel

Taking orders from my daughter – 4 Aug 2013

Enterprise Ireland SuperValu Supplier Development Programme – SIMPLEE secures listing with SuperValu – 28 March 2013

2009 – 2012 President of GAA on secondment from FAS

1990 – 2008 Assistant Director General FAS

FAS official’s  (Christy Cooney) wages to cost GAA €470,000 in three years – 13 Jan 2009

  • Mr Cooney will continue to receive the six-figure salary he got as an assistant director general of FAS during his three-year term at the head of the GAA, the Irish Independent has learned.
  • Current president Nickey Brennan is a manager with Glanbia, while his predecessors Sean Kelly and Sean McCague were both teachers.
  • During one PAC hearing he denied any involvement in the controversial switching of the annual FAS Opportunities jobs fair from the RDS to Croke Park.
  • FAS paid almost €380,000 for the use of Croke Park for the jobs fair last year. The agency has decided not to use the venue in 2009.
  • Mr Cooney also denied any involvement in the switch of another FAS event in Cork from the City Hall to the Nemo Rangers GAA club grounds.

How non-paying position became a full-time job – 13 Jan 2009

Christy Cooney on wiki

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