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Padraic Mulroy  
Managing Director
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Padraic Mulroy, has over 17 years experience in environmental consulting and has considerable project management experience in environmental impact assessment, contaminated land assessment, sustainable building certification, planning applications, waste licensing and permitting, waste facility design, extractive industry, infrastructural projects and energy generation facilities. He is a Chartered Scientist with the UK Science Council and a professional member of the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists (IPSS) and the Institute of Engineers of Ireland (IEI). He is also a member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), the Association of Petroleum and Explosives Administration (APEA) and the British Land Reclamation Society (BLRS).

Padraic is a registered Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) Certified Practitioner (CGP) practicing in Qatar. Padraic has experience of working as an expert witness in court and at oral hearings and is a member of the Round Hall 'Irish Bar and Expert Witness Register'.
He is also a member of the Irish On-site Wastewater Association (IOWA) and a  FAS Accredited Site Suitability Assessor. 








Lisa Dowling
Chartered Ecologist
(External Consultant) 
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Lisa Dowling, a freelance ecological consultant, has almost ten years experience in the environmental sector, eight of those earned in environmental consultancy. Lisa has considerable expertise in ecological impact assessment; environmental impact assessment; appropriate assessment (including Natura Impact Assessment); habitat assessment and mapping; detailed botanical survey; general mammal survey; wildlife, ecological and environmental legislation; aerial photograph interpretation; and geographic information systems.  She has worked for a range of both private and public sector clients on a wide variety of project types including residential, quarry (sand & gravel; limestone quarries), commercial, amenity, waterway, water supply, gas pipeline and road developments.

She is a full member of the professional body the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (IEEM) since 2006. She is also an active member of the Botanical Society of the British Isles (BSBI) and the Dublin Naturalists Field Club (DNFC).


Daragh Ffrench
BSc., MSc.
Staff Scientist
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Daragh Ffrench graduated with a BSc in Environmental Science and Health from Dublin City University in 2009. Daragh went on to complete his MSc in Environmental Consultancy at Newcastle University in 2010. Daragh’s thesis for his masters was entitled ‘A prediction model designed for contaminant transport in soil leaching from contaminant land sites in Newcastle city’.

Daragh’s main areas of expertise are contaminated land, environmental impact assessment, digimapping and geographic information systems. Daragh spent 6 months as a building surveyor for Miller Pattison and has also worked for E3 Ecology, conducting bat and newt surveys while studying in Newcastle. 


Claire Byrne 
Staff Scientist
Claire completed a BSc in Environmental Science from Trinity College, Dublin 2011 and will continue on with postgraduate study in Imperial College London where she has been accepted into an MSc programme in Environmental Engineering.
Claire’s thesis was entitled ‘The Pollution Status of Castletown Estuary’ where she studied the pollution levels of the estuary using the Biological Quality Index and Pollution Load Index as well as the blue mussel Mytilus edulis as a bioindicator. Claire’s main expertise lies in Contaminated Land and Water, Environmental Chemistry, Water and Wastewater treatment, Environmental Impact Assessment and Hydrogeology. Claire is a member of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
Claire was nominated by the Head of the Environmental Engineering Dept. in Imperial College as an intellectual academic to represent them in a KIC-Climate Scholars Programme across Europe. The programme starts with a six week contextual learning journey across Europe where I will develop my understanding of climate change issues in the context of each country. Claire will be coached professionally to develop business skills and work in groups to produce a business plan.

Emily Kerr 
Staff Scientist

 Emily Kerr completed a BA (Mod) in Environmental Science in Trinity College, Dublin 2011.  Emily carried out a thesis entitled ‘The long term Carbon storage capacity of Lodge Bog, Co. Kildare’ which involved depth measurements and a 6 metre core sample from the deepest part of the bog which were analysed and measured to calculate the total estimated volume of the bog and also its estimated carbon content and CO2 equivalent. This project was undertaken in conjunction with the Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPPC) and under the guidance of Chief Executive Dr. Catherine O’Connell.  Emily’s area of expertise lies in Environmental Impact Assessment, Water and Land Contamination, Global Environmental Change and Environmental Chemistry.


Kathleen Gregory
BA., MSc.(Eng.), Dip. DEA, AIEMA
Staff Scientist
Kathleen Gregory graduated from St. Mary's University College with a BA in Geography in 2007. She graduated from Queen's University Belfast with a MSc. in Environmental Engineering in 2008.  Kathleen's M.Eng. thesis  involved sampling a sandy soil and ascertaining the moisture content of the soil using a relatively new piece of equipment; the Denver 2000. This machine measured the dielectric constant of the soil and this could be directly related to the moisture content of the soil, through a calibration equation. The computational data was then correlated with actual data, received from sampling. During the sampling several tests were carried out, moisture content tests, hydrometer tests and dry sieve analysis tests, using the on site labs in Queens.
Her main areas of expertise are geography, soil science, hydrogeology, environmental engineering, contaminated land, computer modelling of contaminant transport, hydrogeology, water and wastewater treatment and renewable energy, particularly wind turbine development.

Kathleen is fully competent in Microsoft office packages, Sage Line 50 and also in MODFLOW Software.  Kathleen recently became a qualified domestic energy assessor (Dip. DEA) and is due soon to become an associate member of IEMA.

Staff Profile 

Mulroy Environmental consists of senior environmental consultants including environmental scientists and engineers who specialise in soil science, hydrogeology and environmental engineering. These staff have over 13 years of professional experience in the environmental sector in Ireland and the UK. Mulroy Environmental staff are used to working in a cross-disciplined approach with other professionals from the architectural, engineering, waste, construction and industrial sector. Padraic Mulroy is Head of Services.

Mulroy Environmental encourages its staff to actively engage with relevant Professional Institutions and actively supports staff continuous professional development. Members of Mulroy Environmental staff are active members of the following Institutions:
  • Institute of Engineers of Ireland (IEI)
  • Institute of Professional Soil Scientists (IPSS)
  • UK Science Council
  • Instiute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA)
  • Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)
  • International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA)
  • International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH)
  • British Land Reclamation Society (BLRS)
  • Association of Petroleum and Explosives Administration (APEA)
  • Irish On-Site Wastewater Association (IOWA)
  • British Soil Science Society (BSSS)
  • Soil Science Society of Ireland (SSSI)
  • Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland (ESAI)
Padraic Mulroy of Mulroy Environmental is a member of the 'Expert Witness Directory of Ireland'.  The Irish Expert Witness Register is an association recognised by the Bar Council of Ireland. This is a comprehensive and reliable list of expert witnesses working in Ireland and Northern Ireland and is published jointly between Round Hall and Sweet & Maxwell. Admission to the register requires references from practicing solicitors and/or barristers for competent work completed in the past 3 years (i.e. production of affidavits and/or technical reports and provision of expert witness services in court).
Mulroy Environmental have developed close collaborations with a number of recognised expert specialist consultants and contractors to supplement core expertise when required. These subconsultants are members of the following Institutions:
  • Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM)
  • Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)
  • Institute of Geologists of Ireland (IGI)
  • Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (IEEM)
  • Institute of Environmental Management and Auditing (IEMA)
  • Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI)
  • Irish Planning Institute (IPI)
  • Irish Landscape Institute (ILI)
  • Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI)
  • Institute of Acoustics (IOA)
  • British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)
  • Insurance Institute of Ireland (III)


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