Board & Management

Dr David Connolly

Chairperson of IrDEA

Dr David Connolly, Chairperson of IrDEA

Dr David Connolly led the Heat Roadmap Europe project, one of the most influential EU projects in the district heating sector ( He is currently Chief Technology Officer of Astatine Ltd, and is a founder and Chairperson of the Board of IrDEA.

Donna Gartland

Director of IrDEA

Donna Gartland, Director of IrDEA

Donna Gartland is Chief Executive Officer at Dublin’s energy agency Codema, and has recently helped to secure almost €25 million in total for the Dublin District Heating System and the Tallaght District Heating Scheme through the Climate Action Fund. Donna is a founder and Director of the Board of IrDEA.

Yvonne Murphy

Chief Executive Officer of IrDEA

Yvonne Murphy, CEO of IrDEA

Yvonne Murphy joined IrDEA as its first Chief Executive Officer in January 2023 having previously held several roles in policy and advocacy across the NGO, political, academic, and private sectors.