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About: About

The arrival of a compulsory purchase order is one of the most stressful events a family is likely to experience in its lifetime. For the majority of those affected no amount of compensation will make up for the disturbance and upset it causes. Fear of the unknown and the lack of information on how the process works, adds to the concerns of those affected.

Farm Business Advisers Ltd. was established in 1973 by Richard Collins.  Based in the North Cork town of Fermoy, F.B.A. Consultants has been intensively involved in all types of negotiations relating to compensation, primarily for landowners affected by major road schemes throughout the country, but also on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Public Authorities, Bord Gais, the E.S.B. and others.  Since its foundation Farm Business Advisers Ltd. has acted as Agents for C.P.O. land acquisition on behalf of Claimants and represented landowners on several independent Assessments and Arbitrations.

FBA Consultants is the longest established firm of Valuer/Agronomists in the country acting on behalf of affected property owners. Our experience and knowledge of the CPO process is unrivalled and is borne out by our reputation nationwide.

Meet our people

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Denis Collins graduated in 2000 from the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, England with a degree in Agricultural & Land Management and also completed a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.).  He is now Managing Director of F.B.A Consultants.


In 2003 he completed the Certificate in Auctioneering & Estate Agency at Cork Institute of Technology.


Denis is principal of Collins O’Meara, Auctioneers & Valuers and practises as an Agricultural Consultant, Valuer & Auctioneer.  C.P.O. negotiations are his main lines of activity.

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Richard Collins is the longest established Agricultural Consultant / Valuer dealing with Compulsory Purchase Orders in the country, with over 40 years’ experience.  He also established the Accountancy firm Collins O’Brien in conjunction with Noel O’Brien C.P.A, and Collins O’Meara Auctioneers in conjunction with Brendan O’Meara and Denis Collins.


He graduated in 1964 with a degree in Agricultural Science and in 1998 with a degree in Social Science.


Recently retired as Managing Director of Farm Business Advisers Ltd., Richard continues as a Consultant to F.B.A. Consultants specialising in C.P.O. compensation and related Arbitration matters.


In 2008, Richard produced a handbook in conjunction with Noel O’Brien of Collins O’Brien Accountants & Tax Consultants, entitled “A Practical Guide to Compulsory Purchase in Ireland”.  This handbook is easy to read and understandable by landowners.

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JOHN DORE B.Agr.Sc. (Econ)

Since graduation in 1984 John Dore has spent a number of years in the Middle East managing large scale agricultural enterprises.  In 2004 he

joined F.B.A Consultants, acting on behalf of landowners impacted by major road schemes, mainly in the West of Ireland.


John has wide experience in compensation assessment and negotiation as well as providing Assessment and Arbitration services to landowners in cases where agreements could not be achieved.

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