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Strategic Policy Committees

Strategic Policy Committees

The purpose of Strategic Policy Committees (SPC) is to formulate, develop, monitor and review policies which relate to the functions of South Dublin County Council and to advise the Council accordingly.

Upcoming SPC meetings and minutes from previous meetings can be accessed by clicking here and searching our meetings database.

There are six strategic policy committees as outlined below:

Arts, Culture, Gaeilge, Education and Libraries SPC

Council Members

  • Councillor Dermot Richardson - Chairperson
  • Councillor Breeda Bonner
  • Councillor Brian Leech
  • Councillor Madeleine Johansson
  • Councillor Cora Mc Cann
  • Councillor Dermot Looney

Sectoral Members

  • Ms. Deirdre Mooney South Dublin Chamber 
  • Mr. Peadar O’Caomhanaigh, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Active Retirement Ireland

Economic Development, Enterprise and Tourism SPC

Council Members

  • Councillor Charlie O’ Connor - Chairperson
  • Councillor Guss O’ Connell
  • Councillor Ronan Mc Mahon
  • Councillor Francis Duffy
  • Councillor Paul Foley 
  • Councillor Conor McMahon
  • Councillor Brendan Ferron
  • Councillor William Lavelle

Sectoral Members

  • Dr. Damien Roche Tallaght IT
  • Sean Reid Business City West Hotel 
  • Tara De Buitlear PPN Voluntary Sector
  • Sherri Brennan Business Chamber of Commerce
  • IBEC – Vacant at present

Environment, Public Realm and Climate Change SPC

Council Members

  • Councillor Pamela Kearns - Chairperson
  • Councillor Danny O’Brien
  • Councillor Ed O’ Brien
  • Councillor Brian Lawlor
  • Councillor Rob Russell
  • Councillor Francis Timmons

Sectoral Members

  • Connie Kiernan PPN Voluntary Sector
  • John Farrell Business Community
  • Donnie Andersen Agricultural and Farming

Housing SPC

Council Members

  • Councillor Cathal King - Chairperson
  • Councillor Louise Dunne
  • Councillor Kieron Mahon
  • Councillor Mick Duff
  • Councillor Martina Genockey
  • Councillor Trevor Gilligan
  • Councillor Mark Ward
  • Councillor Emma Hendrick

Sectoral Members

  • Betty Tyrrell – Collard ICTU
  • Gillian Mc Williams - Outreach
  • Catriona Mc Clean – PPN

Social and Community SPC

Council Members

  • Councillor Deirdre O'Donovan - Chairperson 
  • Councillor Jonathan Graham
  • Councillor Vicki Casserly
  • Councillor Sarah Holland
  • Councillor Kenneth Egan
  • Councillor Emma Murphy

Sectoral Members

  • Gráinne Ní Mhuirí Community PPN
  • Latifat Olagoke Social Inclusion PPN

Land Use, Transportation and Planning SPC

Council Members

  • Councillor Emer Higgins - Chairperson
  • Councillor Mick Murphy
  • Councillor Ruth Nolan
  • Councillor Paul Gogarty
  • Councillor Liona O’ Toole
  • Councillor Paula Donovan

Sectoral Members

  • Neil Durkan (Durkan New Homes)
  • Denis Sherwin C& G Logistics
  • Siobhan Butler PPN

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