St. Columb's College old boy and Tyrone GAA hero Brian Dooher hailed for Brexit work

St Columb's College old boy and Tyrone GAA hero Brian Dooher has been hailed as the unsung hero of the Brexit fall-out by Aodhán Connolly, Director of the NI Retail Consortium.

By Kevin Mullan
Thursday, 15th July 2021, 11:16 am

The manager of the Tyrone senior footballers is the Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer at the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).

In this role he has been instrumental in helping retailers get their red tape in order for the import and export of products of animal origin, Mr. Connolly told the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee at Westminster this morning.

He said: "I have to pay tribute at this point to the DAERA staff, particularly the Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer Brian Dooher, for the sterling work he has done being on call at all hours and really making sure that not only were things moving but that we as retailers and our colleagues in logistics were aware of our responsibilities and how to live up to those very easily."

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Brian Dooher in action in the 2005 All Ireland Senior Football Final. Photo: Morgan Treacy
The late John Hume presenting Brian Dooher with an Alumnus Illustrissmus award at the 2013 St. Columb's College Past Pupils Union annual dinner.