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Tipperary PPN Community Representative

What does a Community Representative do?

Representatives attend decision making committees.

  • Represent the views of all members of the Network/Linkage Groups
  • Bring issues relevant from the decision-making body to the policy making arena
  • Meeting and reporting back to the linkage groups, electoral colleges, secretariat, plenary on the outcomes of policy making meetings and issues being raised regularly
  • Attending and participating at all decision-making bodies meeting
  • Taking direction from the Linkage group on the position they are to take on particular issues
  • Reporting to the Secretariat and Resource Worker from decision making body meeting

What can a Community Representative do for my group?

The representatives can support the work of your group by:

  • Bringing your concerns or issues to the decision or policy making arena
  • Feeding back to you and your group

Criteria for a Community Representative Elected / Selecting a Representative

  • Any member of the Tipperary Public Participation Network can be nominated to a decision-making body representative position – once within the requirements for nominations from specific Electoral College
  • They will be assessed according to the criteria set out by the decision-making body and Secretariat
  • Speak to the Resource Worker for more information
  • Tipperary Participation Network members can serve on only one decision making body representative position and on the Secretariat

How can my Organisation Elect a Representative?

  • PPN staff email correspondence on vacant representative seats as arise
  • Where there are working linkage groups, they will be tasked with the responsibility for selecting and nominating their representative to the decision-making body otherwise the full plenary or college will elect the representative
  • The criteria for election will be outline in each specific representative nomination form
  • In the event there is only one nomination by deadline the nominee takes the seat and with the approval of the members at plenary
  • All nominations and elected representatives will be presented to the Plenary and the secretariat for validation.

Who are our Representatives?

Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) Reps

To see a list of current rep vacancies please visit the rep vacancies page

Community, Culture and Library Services SPC

RepresentativeNominating GroupPillar
Peggy O’BrienFionn MacCumhaill PlayersCommunity & Voluntary
Patrick HanleyToomevara GAA ClubCommunity & Voluntary
Vacant Seat Vacant Seat Social Inclusion
Matt O’MearaAn TaisceEnvironmental

Economic Development & Enterprise SPC

RepresentativeNominating GroupPillar
Mary SpillanePallas Derg Residents CommitteeCommunity & Voluntary
Clare CashmanMillennium Family Resource Centre LtdSocial Inclusion
Theresia GuschlbauerSuircan Community ForumEnvironmental

Environment & Climate Action SPC

RepresentativeNominating GroupPillar
Charles LambRoscrea Heritage SocietyCommunity & Voluntary
Davie PhilipCloughjordan CohousingCommunity & Voluntary
Charles Stanley SmithNenagh Urban FarmSocial Inclusion
Mary MacMahonCabragh Community AllotmentsEnvironmental

Housing SPC

RepresentativeNominating GroupPillar
Michael MaddenRoscrea Chamber of CommerceCommunity & Voluntary
Sara BourkeAherlow Kilross Community CouncilCommunity & Voluntary
Moira MerriganYouth Work Ireland TipperarySocial Inclusion
Iva PocockSustainable Projects Ireland Environmental

Infrastructure (inc Roads, Transport & Water) SPC

RepresentativeNominating GroupPillar
Brian PopeAn Taisce North Tipp AssociationEnvironment
Gerard ShanahanVoice of Vision ImpairmentSocial Inclusion
Liam BrowneOliver Plunkett Park Residents AssociationCommunity & Voluntary

Planning & Emergency Services SPC

RepresentativeNominating GroupPillar
Clare Ryan O KeeffeHolycross Tidy VillageCommunity & Voluntary
Kuldeep JoshiFederation of Indian Communities In Ireland Tipperary Social Inclusion
Patti O’NeillAn TaisceEnvironmental

Boards and Committee Reps

Connecting for Life Implementation Steering Group

RepresentativeNominating GroupPillar
Vacant SeatVacant SeatVacant Seat

Comhairle na nÓg Steering Group

RepresentativeNominating GroupPillar
Vacant SeatVacant SeatVacant Seat

Joint Policing Committee

RepresentativeNominating GroupMunicipal District
Margaret SheehyKilloscully Historical Discussion GroupNenagh MD
Anne WilliamsonFionn Mac Cumhaill PlayersCarrick MD
Vacant SeatVacant SeatTipperary, Cahir, Cashel
Gerard ForgartyOrder of Malta Ambulance Corps ThurlesThurles MD
Vacant SeatVacant SeatClonmel MD
Sabelo MavusoBorrisokane Direct Provision Migrant Rep

LCDC (Local Community Development Committee)

RepresentativeNominating GroupPillar
Derry O’DonnellZero Waste CashelEnvironmental
Gearoid O’FoighillCloughjordan Community Development CommitteeEnvironmental
Julie O’HalloranMillennium Family Resource CentreSocial Inclusion
Mike EdwardsRoscrea Community HubSocial Inclusion
Eoin WolahanMid Tipperary Hill WalkersCommunity & Voluntary
Michael Geary Ballyporeen Community Council Community & Voluntary

Housing & Disability Steering Group

RepresentativeNominating GroupPillar
Donal O’HalloranIrish Wheelchair Association Tipperary BranchSocial Inclusion
Lisa Wilken ButlerAspect, CahirSocial Inclusion

SERDATF (South East Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force)

RepresentativeNominating GroupPillar
Ruth SmithKnockanrawley Resource CentreSocial Inclusion

South Tipperary Development Company

RepresentativeNominating GroupPillar
Kevin Ryan St. Mary’s GAACommunity & Voluntary
PJ MaherLattin Tidy TownsCommunity & Voluntary
Vacant SeatVacant SeatVacant Seat
Vacant SeatVacant SeatVacant Seat

Tipperary Children & Young People Service (CYPSC)

RepresentativeNominating GroupPillar
Emer LeahyKnovkancrawley Resource Centre Social Inclusion
Linda DawsonThurles ScoutsSocial Inclusion
Vacant SeatVacant SeatSocial Inclusion

Tipperary Education & Training Board Sub Committee

RepresentativeNominating GroupPillar
Julie WhiteSpafield Family Resource CentreSocial Inclusion

Tipperary Energy Agency

RepresentativeNominating GroupPillar
Bernard LennonMarlfield Village AssociationCommunity & Voluntary

Tipperary Sports Partnership

RepresentativeNominating GroupRep Type
Cillian DunneFreewheelers IWA Sports ClubIndoor Sport Rep
Martin HehirTipperary KnightsIndoor Sport Rep
Kevin CumminsOutdoor Sport Rep
Tony McCarthyClonmel Athletic ClubOutdoor Sport Rep
John Paul McCathyGaltee Rovers St. Pecauns GAAField Sport Rep
John TooherNenagh Eire Óg Hurling & Football ClubField Sport Rep
Edel CareyIrish Wheelchair AssociationDisability Rep

Tipperary Transport Coordination Unit

RepresentativeNominating GroupMunicipal District
John HincheyCappawhite Tidy TownsTipperary, Cahir & Cashel MD
Patricia LoughnanMoycarkey Littleton Twomileborris Community AlertThurles MD
Vacant SeatVacant SeatCarrick on Suir MD
Vacant SeatVacant SeatNenagh MD
Vacant SeatVacant SeatClonmel MD

Tipperary Volunteer Centre

RepresentativeNominating GroupRep Type
Toni GleesonDisability Federation of Ireland TipperaryAll County
Breda MitchellBallingarry Community Initiative (BCI)North Tipperary
Vacant SeatVacant SeatSouth Tipperary

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