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Strategic Policy Committees

What are strategic Policy committees?

Strategic Policy Committees were introduced as part of an ongoing process of local government reform and in keeping with the policy of broadening involvement in the local government through participation by community and sectoral interests.

The role of the SPCs is:

  • To formulate policy proposals, evaluate and report on policy implementation for consideration 
  • Provide policy centred committees which can harness the experience of external bodies in the formulation of policy 

The Committees are not designed to deal with routine operational matters in relation to the delivery of services. These are dealt with thorough the Area Committees. 

  

How are they structured?

The SPCs which consists of elected members of Sligo County Council and others who are nominated by / or representative of the sectors relevant to the work of the particular SPC.
The Chairperson of each Committee is appointed from the full Council, from amongst the Councillor appointees to the SPCS. i.e. the Cathaoirleach is a member of the Council. 
Each Chairperson holds the office for the life time of the Council.

SPC membership for Councillors will be for the lifetime of the Council. A member ceasing to be a Councillor will cease to be a member of the SPC. Councillors may not be nominated to represent sectoral interests.

Sectors Represented on the SPC’s include the National Pillars representing Agricultural/Farming; Business/Employers and Trade Unions with representatives from Environment, Social Inclusion and Community/Voluntary being nominated through the Public Participation Network (PPN).

Sligo County Council have 3 Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs):

TitleMembership
SPC 1 - Housing and Corporate 10 (6 elected members, 4 sectoral)
SPC 2 - Environment and Infrastructure 10 (6 elected members, 4 sectoral)
SPC3 - Planning, Community and Economic Development, Arts and Culture 13 (8 elected Members, 5 sectoral) 

 

Members of SPC 1 - Housing and Corporate
NameAddressSectorContact
Councillor Dara Mulvey, Chairperson Rockfield, Coolaney, Co. Sligo Local Government dfmulvey@gmail.com
Councillor Declan Bree 1 High Street, Sligo Local Government dbree@eircom.net
Councillor Martin Baker 2 Ardkeerin, Riverstown, Co. Sligo Local Government cllrmbaker@gmail.com
Councillor Joe Queenan Lacknaslieva, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo Local Government queenanjoseph@eircom.net
Councillor Gino O’Boyle 1 Stephen McDonagh Place, Sligo Local Government ginopbp@outlook.com
Councillor Keith Henry Harristown, Killavil, Ballymote, Co. Sligo Local Government keithhenrysligo@gmail.com
Brendan Henry Managing Director, Kilcawley Construction, Sansheen House, Wolfe Tone Street, Sligo Business/Employers   
Gerry O’Connor Gerrib Little, Skreen, Co. Sligo Community/Voluntary  087 6822365
gerriblittle@gmail.com
Marcella Flanagan Marcella Flanagan, 14 Galway Technology Park, Parkmore, Galway Community/Voluntary  086 6063144
mflanagan@cluid.ie
Claire Dineen Ballymote Family Resource Centre, Keash Road, Ballymote, Co. Sligo Social Inclusion 071 9197818
Ballymotefrc@gmail.com

 

Member of SPC 2 - Environment and Infrastructure
NameAddressSectorContact
Councillor Jerry Lundy, Chairperson Rhue, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo Local Government cllrjerrylundy@eircom.net
Councillor Michael Clarke Knocknacullen, Dromore West, Co. Sligo Local Government michaelclarkesales@eircom.net
Councillor Margaret Gormley Carrowloughlin, Bunninadden, Ballymote, Co. Sligo Local Government gormleymargaret@eircom.net
Councillor Thomas Healy Largan, Collooney, Co. Sligo Local Government thealyt@gmail.com
Councillor Hubert Keaney/
Councillor Sinead Maguire 
Drum Road, Rathcormac, Co. Sligo
29 The Plains, Strandhill, Co. Sligo
Local Government hubertkeaney@hotmail.com; sinead@sineadmaguire.ie
Councillor Paul Taylor/
Councillor Marie Casserly
17 Cluain Dara, Gurteen, Co. Sligo
Streedagh, Grange, Co. Sligo
Local Government paultaylorsligo@gmail.com; mariecasserly1@gmail.com
Conor McCarthy Jennings O’Donovan Engineers, Finisklin Industrial Park, Sligo Business/Employers    
Eddie Davitt Cloonacool, Tubbermore, Co. Sligo Agricultural/Farming  087 2257587 
eddiedavitt@ifarm.ie
Sharon Eastwood Derk, Dromard, Co. Sligo  Environment/Conservation 087 7452141 
sharon@woodrow.ie
Michelle McMorrow 44 Cranmore Drive, Sligo Community/Voluntary 086 3662706 
mcmorrow_michelle@yahoo.ie

 

Members of SPC 3 - Planning, Community and Economic Development, Arts and Culture
NameAddressSectorContact
Councillor Sean MacManus, Chairperson 11 The Green, Ocean Links, Strandhill, Co. Sligo Local Government seanmacmanus@eircom.net
Councillor Marie Casserly Streedagh, Grange, Co. Sligo Local Government mariecasserly1@gmail.com
Councillor Hubert Keaney Drum Road, Rathcormac, Co. Sligo Local Government hubertkeaney@hotmail.com
Councillor Seamus Kilgannon 80 Rathedmond, Sligo Local Government skilgannonsligo@gmail.com
Councillor Sinead Maguire 29 The Plains, Strandhill, Co. Sligo Local Government Sinead@sineadmaguire.ie
Councillor Tom MacSharry Teeling Street, Sligo Local Government tommacsharry@hotmail.com
Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady 1 The Orchard, Kevinsfort, Sligo Local Government ogradyrosaleen@eircom.net
Councillor Paul Taylor 17 Cluain Dara, Gurteen, Co. Sligo Local Government paultaylorsligo@gmail.com
Paul Keyes Sligo Chamber of Commerce, 16 Quay Street, Sligo Business/Employers    
Anthony McCormack SIPTU, Hanson Retail Park, Cleveragh, Sligo Trade Union amccormack@siptu.ie
Gerard Queenan Cabra, Rathlee, Via Easkey, Co. Sligo Agricultural/Farming  087 1358056
Sue Mahon 44 Cranmore Drive, Sligo Community/Voluntary  086 4453465
smahon.face@gmail.com
Marcus Hufsky Abbeyville Centre, Abbeyville, Sligo Social Inclusion 071 9155522
Marcus.hufsky@iwa.ie