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Our Team

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Dara Lynott

CEO

Dara Lynott is the Chief Executive Officer of the Electricity Association of Ireland since 2018.  Prior to that he was a Director of the Environmental Protection Agency from 2004 and in that period had responsibility for the Office of Sustainability, licensing of large Industrial and waste activities under the Industrial Emission Directive (IED), Greenhouse Gas Inventories and projections, Carbon Emission Trading, Circular Economy and the Office of Environmental Enforcement.  Prior to joining the EPA, he worked in the private sector for eight years as an environmental engineering consultant in Boston, USA. He holds a BE from NUIG, a MSc from Northeastern University, Boston and P Grad Dip. from the UCD Smurfit Business School. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of Engineers Ireland and a Professional Engineer (VT, USA)

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Aidan Hall

Policy Analyst

Aidan joined the EAI in September 2022.  He graduated with a honours degree in Economics from UCD and holds a MSc in applied economics also from UCD.  He is from Dublin and is a big GAA fan playing for Naomh Barrog.  His previous experience includes an internship with the Irish Government Economic Evaluation Service (IGEES) in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

Aidan runs our Markets and Policy Committees and sits on the Eurelectric Res and Storage working group. 

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Jason Herbert

Policy Analyst

Jason joined the EAI in September 2022. He holds a Bachelor of Law from UCC and also a postgraduate degree in Sustainability in Enterprise also from UCC.  He is a keen debater having represented UCC at the world debating championships in Mexico.

Jason runs our Retail Committee and sits as an alternate on the Electrification and Sustainability committee and the Industrial Competitiveness and Innovation working group at Eurelectric.

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David Flanagan

Policy Analyst

David joined the EAI in November 2023. He graduated with a honours degree in Physics from NUIG. David's previous experience includes a research role at Trinity College Dublin in the research area of wind energy. David is part of our Retail team and is currently working on the NECP and Offshore renewables framework.

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Cillian Healy

Policy Analyst

Cillian joined the EAI in January 2024. He holds a MSc in Economics from Universitat de Barcelona (UB) specialising in public economics. He also graduated with a degree in Mathematics & Economics from UCD. His previous experience includes an Traineeship with the EU's Agency for Co-operation of Energy Regulators (ACER) in Ljubljana, in the Market Conduct and Surveillance department, dealing with market abuse & REMIT II. He also worked as a Risk Analyst, analysing fraudulent Stripe accounts in Barcelona. He is from Dublin and is a huge football fan.

Cillian works with our Markets Committee and is currently working on LEUs and the CRM.