LEADER Local Action Group Membership


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Meath Local Community Development Committee is the Local Action Group (LAG) for the delivery of the LEADER Programme in County Meath for the programme period 2014 - 2020.

The LCDC consists of both public and private sector partners from within the administrative boundary of the County and comprises 19 members, 10 from the private sector and nine from the public sector. 

Membership 51% Non Statutory and 49% Statutory

Statutory Sector (9)

  • Ms Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive, MCC
  • Cllr Sharon Tolan
  • Cllr Sinead Burke
  • Cllr Sharon Keogan
  • Ms Margaret Cranney, Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection
  • Ms Sadie Ward McDermott, Louth Meath Education Training Board
  • Ms Dorothy Kerrigan, HSE
  • Mr Tadhg Ó Conghaile, Údaras na Gaeltactha
  • Mr Joe English, Local Enterprise Office

Non-Statutory Sector (10)

  • Mr Michael Ludlow, Meath Partnership
  • Mr Eamonn Cassells, Community Sector
  • Mr John Higgins, Community Sector
  • Ms Sheila Comiskey, Social Inclusion
  • Ms Jacinta O'Sullivan, Social Inclusion
  • Mr John V. Farrelly, Chambers of Commerce
  • Ms Suzanne Brady, Environmental Sector
  • Mr Seamus McGee, Farming Sector
  • Mr Robert Bradley, Trade Union Sector
  • Ms Geraldine Hogarty, Youth Work Ireland

LCDC Chief Officer

  • Ms Fiona Fallon, Meath County Council

Role of Members

  • Co-ordinate, manage and oversee local development programmes within the county
  • To ensure effectiveness, consistency and avoid duplication between public funded local development programmes
  • Overseeing the Local Community Development Programme from July 2014, Local Development Committees to continue to operate them for 2014
  • Responsible for management of the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP) from 2015
  • Preparation of a Local Economic & Community Plan (LECP)