Diane Dodds MEP Non-attached Member of the European Parliament
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Office My Staff - At your service

As a political representative, I have always made constituency service my priority. The new DUP European Office is committed to working for the people of Northern Ireland and providing a first class professional service. Let me introduce my team, ready to serve you:
Mark Beattie

Growing up on the family farm near Newtownstewart, Mark Beattie has always had a keen interest in agriculture, demonstrated by completing a three year course in Agriculture at Greenmount College. Working within the local animal feed industry, and on a 1000 cow dairy unit in New Zealand, has helped give him a well rounded knowledge of the industry.

Mark is Agricultural Researcher in the European Office.
Yvonne Breen

Yvonne is from County Fermanagh and works as Funding Adviser in Diane's Lisburn Office. She has over 17 years experience of working within the community and voluntary sector in Northern Ireland and holds a BA Honours Degree in Business Studies as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Communications.

In recent years Yvonne worked on a major IFI funded programme delivered by the NI Rural Development Council called "Integrating Communities". This role saw her engage with a large range of community groups across Northern Ireland and the border region as they sought to design and deliver cross community partnership based projects within their local areas.

More recently Yvonne was employed by the Presbyterian Church as part of its Irish Churches Peace Project Initiative. This role saw her work with churches of all denominations in the Craigavon area in an effort to facilitate them to build positive relations and encourage new social action projects.

As part of her career path to date Yvonne has gained vast experience and knowledge in helping various community and faith based groups identify and secure suitable funding for their particular needs.
Andrew McIlwrath

Andrew lives in Tandragee, Co. Armagh. Having a keen interest in politics from an early age, he joined his local DUP branch while completing A-Levels.

A product of the Dickson Plan, Andrew was educated at Tandragee Junior High and Portadown College, before studying at Queen's University, where he graduated with 1st Class Honours in Modern History and Politics in July 2012.

In the European Office, Andrew performs a range of roles, which include processing constituency queries and writing research briefings. His time is split between Diane's Lisburn Office and the European institutions in Strasbourg, where he assists the MEP in preparation of her parliamentary activities.

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