Meet the Team

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Michael Brady

Michael is a well-established agricultural consultant and land agent. He qualified from University College Dublin in 1987 with a B.Agr.Sc.(hon) and commenced his career as a Dairy Husbandry Advisor with MAFF-ADAS UK in 1987

He returned to Ireland in 1989 to work with a private firm and established Brady Group – Agricultural Consultants & Land Agents in 1995. He completed a Nuffield Scholarship in 2005 where he studied advisory services in France, Australia and New Zealand and presently he is a director on the board of Nuffield International.

Michael is passionate and enthusiastic agriculture and especially in helping farmers achieve their goals. Michael was a judge in the National Dairy Farmer of the Year Competition in 2010-2018 and he is a former President of the Agricultural Consultants Association of Ireland.

When not at work Michael regularly contributes to public debates, makes the odd TV appearance and is sports mad.

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Niamh Brennan

Niamh is a native of Ballyneale in South Tipperary. She developed her love of agriculture from a young age on her uncle’s farm and decided to pursue it as a career path. She graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) in 2015 with a B.Agr.Sc.(Hon), major in Animal Science.

Following her graduation, she spent a summer working in America before coming home to commence her role as an Agricultural Advisor with FRS, delivering services on behalf of Teagasc in Co Cork.

In June 2018 she started working with Goldcrop in their head office in Carrigtwohill before taking up her role as an Agricultural Consultant with Brady Group in September 2019. She is currently undertaking a Master’s in Agricultural Extension and Innovation in University College Dublin partially funded by Macra Skillnet, which is a two-year part-time distance learning programme.

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Sean Hayes

Sean is a new Agricultural Consultant. He Graduated from The Institute of Technology with a B.Agr.Sc.(hon). He is From a Dairy Farming background in Listowel, North Kerry. He began his advisory career with the Farm Relief Service working as a Nitrates Derogation Advisor.

As part of his education with The Institute of Technology Tralee, Sean has worked for Teagasc in Listowel and for the Kerry Life Project in Glencar. Seán is a driven individual who focuses on developing and implementing the business plan for a farm and ensuring that farmer’s stay compliant with all relevant regulations.

Sean completed a Final Year Project in 2018, Entitled Thermoduric Bacteria in pasteurised milk and the factors that contribute to the contamination of raw milk. A synopsis of the project was published in the Kerry Agribusiness Summer Technical Bulletin.


Meadhbh Johnston

In 2020, Meadhbh was awarded a first-class honour degree from University College Dublin in Agricultural Innovation Support. Prior to this she graduated from UCD in 2018 with a B.Sc.(Hons) Degree in Agriculture, specialising in Animal Science.

Following her graduation, she took up a role as a Drystock advisor with Teagasc based in Tralee, Co. Kerry before moving into the role of Derogation Support Advisor/Dairy advisor with Teagasc based in Killarney. In May 2023, she took up the role of Senior Agricultural Consultant in Brady Group.

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Michael O’Neill

Mick is a business manager with a broad experience in the service industry working for a number of different companies throughout the years.  He qualified from UCC with a B.Com(hons) in 1989 and went on to gain an MBA from St Joseph’s University PA.

Mick worked in the USA for a number of years and then returned to Ireland working in hospitality, recruitment, retail and sports venue management before coming to Brady Group as Office Manager in 2018.