Member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN
Patricia Reilly qualified as a veterinary surgeon from University College Dublin in
1996, and worked in mixed clinical practice until 2001, when she joined the Irish
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
In 2004 she joined the Irish Embassy
in Warsaw as Ireland's first Agricultural Attaché to Poland.
On return to the
Department of Agriculture in 2008, she re-joined the National Disease Control
Centre, where her work involved veterinary international trade policy and contingency
Patricia is a graduate of the King's Inns, Dublin, and other academic qualifications
include an MSc in European Food Regulation and a Diploma in European Law from
the Law Society of Ireland.
Patricia joined the Cabinet of Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in February
2010, and is responsible for the health and consumer protection and bioeconomy
policy areas, as well as communication and Joint Research Centre coordination.