Inland Fisheries Ireland receives joint award with ICSE in the 2020 National Training Awards

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Inland Fisheries Ireland receives joint award with ICSE in the 2020 National Training Awards

Thursday, 22nd of October 2020: Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and the International Centre for Security Excellence ICSE have been selected as the joint winners of the “Best Consultancy Partnership” award in the 2020 National Training Awards from the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD). The award was given to IFI and ICSE for a QQI Level 6 Conflict Management course that IFI and ICSE worked in collaboration to deliver to most of IFI’s operations staff in late 2018 and 2019.

Roisin Bradley, Head of HR at Inland Fisheries Ireland said: “Our operations staff work day and night in the field to protect and manage our fisheries resource. To support our staff to carry out vital work we must ensure they have the correct measures and training to enable them to work in a safe environment. This collaborative project between IFI and ICSE has been successful and the feedback from staff has been very positive. We are looking forward and excited to see where this journey takes us.

I would like to congratulate our Health & Safety/Accessibility Officer Michael Cusack, Pia Fennell our Learning & Organisational Development Manager, Sonia Peter our HR Officer, all the staff that helped along the way and the team at ICSE who created and managed the training and the process of rolling it out to staff. It is of utmost importance to IFI that staff can carry out the work that is necessary to protect our fisheries resource in the safest way possible.”

online Michael Cusack IFI with Tony and Martha ICSE with award

Tony O’Brien in Programme Development and Quality Assurance at ICSE said: “We at ICSE are delighted to have won this award with IFI considering the level of competition at the National Training Awards. In my view all of the credit for this programme has to go the Fisheries Officers nationally who made it a success. It was a programme built by Fisheries Officers for their colleagues and the judges commented on the real desire by the teams to make their job better. The programme was successful because of the support, buy in and feedback from Fisheries Officers nationwide. Their hospitality and willingness to show us the challenges they face and their desire to overcome them set the tone for the whole programme.”

To see full details of the IITD National Training Awards visit For more information about Inland Fisheries Ireland, visit


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Sadhbh O’Neill

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Inland Fisheries Ireland


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About Inland Fisheries Ireland

Inland Fisheries Ireland is a statutory body operating under the aegis of the Department of Environment, Climate and Communication (DECC) and was established under the Fisheries Act on 1st July 2010. Its principal function is the protection and conservation of the inland fisheries resource. Inland Fisheries Ireland promotes supports, facilitates and advises the Minister on the conservation, protection, management, development and improvement of inland fisheries, including sea angling. Inland Fisheries Ireland also develops policy and national strategies relating to inland fisheries and sea angling and advises the Minister on same.