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About Des Crofton

Des Crofton has over 30 years experience in senior management, most of which has been spent working for a large national voluntary organisation. He has lead the organisation from being virtually unknown to becoming a household name in Ireland with a significant record of achievement at both national and European level. Prior to that he worked in the telecommunications industry and finance sectors.

He is well respected by the political establishment in Ireland across all political persuasions. He has been instrumental in lobbying for and guiding a number of important legislative initiatives. Des has written many papers and articles on legislation and conservation. He has delivered presentations at many conferences both in Ireland and other European countries. He is the author of “A Practical Guide to the Wildlife Acts 1976 – 2000”.

Des Crofton is a Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO) registered lobbyist.

During his career, Des has served on many important bodies, some by Ministerial appointment. Positions held include:

  • Director FACE Ireland
  • National Director of the National Association of Regional Game Councils
  • Chairman and member of the Sports Coalition
Ministerial Appointments
  • Member of the Special Area of Conservation (SAC) Appeals Advisory Board
  • The Heritage Council Standing Committee on Wildlife
  • The Firearms Legislation Review Group
  • Member of the Firearms Consultative Panel at the Department of Justice & Equality
  • Irish representative to the General Assembly of La Fédération Européenne des Associations de Chasse et Conservation de EU (FACE)
  • Vice President of La Fédération Européenne des Associations de Chasse et Conservation de EU (FACE)
  • Member of the European Sustainable Use Specialist Group (ESUSG)
  • Irish Head of Delegation of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC)

Projects & Achievements

Instrumental in
  • Amendments to the Wildlife Act 1976
  • Amendments to the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000
  • Amendments to the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2010
  • Amendments to the Heritage Council Act 1995
  • Criminal Justice Act 2006
  • Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009
  • A significant number of Statutory Instruments dealing with Justice, Wildlife and Environmental issues
  • Establishment of the Firearms Consultative Panel
  • Author of “A Practical Guide to the Wildlife Acts 1976 – 2000”
  • Co-author “A Critique of the Administration of the Firearms Acts 1925 – 2009 in the Republic of Ireland”
  • Numerous magazine articles
  • Papers to conferences in Ireland and abroad
  • Formation of the Sports Coalition as a major lobby group.
  • Established approved qualification in the Safe Handling of Game Meat Harvested in the Wild under EU Regulation 853/2004 requiring Member States to “…lay down specific hygiene rules for the hygiene of foodstuffs”

Let us help you to:

Political Lobbying

Identify your needs

Identify the real decision makers

Establish the correct target audience

Identify credible arguments

Engage in the lobbying process

Crisis Management

React quickly but cautiously

Decide on the best course of action – short, medium and long term

Implement and monitor

Event Management

Plan to succeed

Present effectively

Achieve your goals

Public Relations

Create a positive profile and goodwill between you and the individuals, companies, organisations and the public who are important to your business based on trust, credibility and professionalism

Strategise your approach

Handle the media

Structure Solutions

Identify the problem/s

Assess effectively

Identify and implement the solutions


Identify your communication needs

Decide the message/s you wish to deliver

Identify to whom and how it should it be sent i.e. the target audience

Handle the media

Contact Des

Phone: 00 353 87 463 4137

Email: des@descroftonconsulting.com

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