Fingal Local Community Development Committee

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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 effect to these commitments, including the establishment of Local Enterprise Offices and the Local Community Development Committee Guidelines 2016 .

LCDCs have a number of statutory functions amongst which are:

1.(a) To be responsible for national funding programmes at a local level. In 2018-2022 the Social Inclusion Community and Activation Programme (SICAP) provides funding to tackle poverty and social exclusion through local engagement and partnerships between disadvantaged individuals, commuity organisations and public sector agencies.

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Enterprise Report (SICAP PI) 2017

SICAP Video 2017

2016 SICAP Achievements

SICAP Programme Implementer Supporting Communities Across Fingal 2017

SICAP Programme Implementer Newsletter Spring 2016

SICAP Programme Implementer Newsletter Autumn 2015

SICAP Short Animation Video

SICAP Programme Implementer - 


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.

LEADER Implementing Partner - Fingal LEADER Partnership - FLP

2. Improve the co-ordination 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 Local Economic & Community Plan - Further Information

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 2019

LCDC Membership by Category 2018

LCDC Membership by Catagory 2017

LCDC Member Profiles 2016-2017

LCDC Meetings 2019 Agendas and Minutes

LCDC Meetings 2018 Agendas and Minutes

LCDC Meetings 2017 

LCDC Meetings 2016

LCDC Meetings 2015

LCDC Meetings 2014

LCDC Annual Report 2017

LCDC Annual Report 2016

LCDC Annual Report 2015

LCDC Annual Report 2014 

LCDC Members E Bulletins 

Department of Environment, Community and Local Government - LCDCs

The Fingal Public Participation Network was introduced following the enactment of the Local Government Act 2014.  PPNs are collectives of environmental, social inclusion and voluntary organisations.  Representatives are nominated to participate in and inform Local Authority decision making structures, the Fingal Local Community Development Committee has five PPN nominees.  


Helen Johnston, National Economic and Social Council,  People and Places Weaving Together Policies for Social Inclusion in Ireland
‌Breffni O'Rourke, Fingal LCDC Chief Officer, Approaches & Challenges,  DECLG Regional Meeting July 2015
Fiona Moylette, Principal Officer, Rural Development Programme, DECLG, Ireland 2014-2020 LEADER: Local Development Strategy, July 2015
Dr. Seán Ó'Riordáin, Director Public Policy Advisors Network,  Reform Local Development, Community and Economic Development May 2014

Press Releases

16th March 2018 -  Fingal Stakeholders meet to form strategy for Healthy Ireland Initiative

13th December 2017 -  Fingal LCDC approves €64,500 funding for urban disadvantaged areas

‌8th November 2017 -  SICAP BAP & DAA Jobs Showcase Event

15th November 2017 -  Fingal County Council granted €64,000 funding for disadvantaged urban areas

24th November 2017 -  Fingal County Council receive funding for local Health and Well-being projects

10th October 2017 -  SICAP BTWEA Enterprise Award Winners 2017

5th October 2017 -  Fingal LCDC grants €64,500 to Community Groups 05.10.17

‌23rd September 2015 - SICAP officially launched today by Minister Kelly at National Ploughing Championships

24th March 2015 - New Programme of Supports for Communities Across Fingal 


Contact Us

Declan Ryan, Economic Enterprise and Tourism Development, Chief Officer, Fingal LCDC.
By telephone: (01) 890 5083 or 087 798 5125
By email: [email protected]