Fingal Local Community Development Committee

co-ordinating and implementing local economic, social and community development.

What does the Local Community Development Committee do?

Putting People First sets out reforms to local government to provide it with a more central role in local economic, social and community development.  The Local Government Act 2014 gave legislative affect to these commitments, including the establishment of Local Enterprise Offices and the Local Community Development Committee (guidelines). 

LCDCs have a number of statutory functions amongst which are:

1. (a) To be responsible for national funding programmes at a local level.  In 2015-2017 the implementation of the Social Inclusion Community and Activation Programme ( SICAP) will support local strategies for communities and individuals. It will identify and address social inclusion issues, promote access to life-long learning, employment and social enterprise. 

SICAP Requirements 2015

1. (b) Facilitiate the LEADER element of Rural Development Programme (2015-2020) to support sustainable economic development projects for rural communities ranging from tourism, agri-food and other business activities.

2. Improve the co-ordiantion of public-funded local and community development programmes and reduce duplication.

3. The preparation and implementation of the community element and review of economic elements of Fingal's Local Economic & Community Plan.

Local Community Development Committee Plan Guidelines

Who is the Local Community Development Committee?

The 19 member LCDC has broad representation from public and private interests including business, local development, education, enterprise, agriculture, voluntary and local authority members. 

LCDC Membership by Category  

Profile of LCDC Members

LCDC Annual Report 2014

LCDC Members E-Bulletin, June - July 2014

LCDC Members E-Bulletin, March - April 2015

LCDC Members E-Bulletin, July - August 2015


Breffni O'Rourke, Fingal LCDC Chief Officer, Approaches & Challenges, DECLG Regional Meeting, July 2015 

Fiona Moylette, Principal Officer, Rural Development Programme, DECLG, Irealnd 2014-2020 LEADER: Local Development Strategy, July 2015 

Dr. Seán Ó'Riordáin, Director Public Policy Advisors Network,  Reform: Local Development, Community & Economic Development, May 2014

Press Releases

24th March 2015 - New programme of supports for communities across Fingal

Contact Us:  Breffni ORourke, Economic Development Services, Chief Officer, Fingal LCDC.
T:  (01) 890 5083 or 087 798 5125, email: [email protected]