Supporting your business is our business - Proud Partner of Irish Farmers

At Bank of Ireland, we're committed to supporting farmers and agri business. We place our business at the heart of yours - going the extra mile to help gain a deeper understanding of how we can best support you into the future. We understand that running a farm comes with unique challenges and opportunities both in the short and longer term. Whether you are planning a Farm Development project, looking to increase your land base or transfer the business to the next generation, our nationwide team of advisers can help you achieve your goals

Meet Our Agri Team

Susan Maher

Susan Maher – Agricultural Development Manager
Leinster Region

Mobile: 087 121 6469


Susan is from a strong farming family and qualified with an Agricultural Science degree from UCD in 1999. She has almost 20 yrs banking experience both as an agri. underwriter and as an Agri. Business Development manager. Susan joined BOI in 2013 as an Agri Development Manager with responsibility for supporting farmers and the agricultural sector in Leinster. Susan is a Qualified Financial Adviser (QFA).

“I am happiest out on farm working with farmers and agri businesses ensuring that we provide the right financial solutions to fund the development of their farm businesses now and into the future.”

Pat Byrnes

Pat Byrnes – Agricultural Development Manager
Munster Region

Mobile: 087 213 7881


Pat Byrnes joined the Bank in 2013 as Agri. Development Manager in North and West Munster. Pat previously worked with Macra na Feirme and also had 24 year’s banking experience prior to joining Bank of Ireland. Pat has held a number of managerial roles including Senior Agri. Manager and Branch Manager. He holds an Honours Degree in Agricultural Economics from UCD, a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance from University of Limerick, and APA from the Institute of Bankers.

“I have many years of very positive experiences dealing with farmers. Our objective in Bank of Ireland is to support our farmer customers and allow them grow their businesses in a sustainable manner into the future.”

John Fitzgerald

John Fitzgerald – Agricultural Development Manager
Munster (Cork, Tipperary, Waterford)

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Mobile: 087 769 6510


With over 20 years working in the Agri Sector, John has extensive experience of doing business with farmers & other agri sector stakeholders. Having worked in a variety of positions with the Irish Farmers Association, and within the Financial Services sector, John joined Bank of Ireland as an Agricultural Development Manager in 2013. Since then, he has also held the position of Acting Head of Agriculture between 2016 & 2017. Johns holds a BSc in Agricultural Science from UCD & QFA from the Institute of Bankers.

“As an Agri Manager with BOI, I take great interest and pride in supporting the Agri Sector to grow and thrive. My role requires a deep understanding of the opportunities & challenges in the sector and to use this knowledge to develop funding structures which will sustain our customer businesses into the future.”

John Fitzgerald

John Farrell – Agricultural Development Manager

Mobile: 087 278 8594


John is from a farming background, holds professional CIMA and Institute of Banking qualifications, as well as degrees to Masters level incorporating Commerce and Agricultural Economics. John has extensive experience in assessing Agricultural lending proposals amassed over the past number of years as a Credit Underwriter.

“In Bank of Ireland Agri, our priority is to deliver the right sustainable funding solution, while tailoring each solution to meet our customers’ individual requirements.”

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