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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 that relate to the functions of South Dublin County Council and to advise the Council accordingly. Final policy decisions, however, will ultimately rest with the full council acting as a body.
SPCs are made up of elected councillors and other representatives of the social partners and other sectoral interests.  Each SPC is chaired by an elected councillor and will be supported by a Director of Service. 

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, Heritage and Libraries SPC

Council Members

  • Alan Edge (Independent) - Chair
  • Mick Duff (Independent) 
  • Kenneth Egan (Independent)
  • Alan Hayes (Independent)
  • Teresa Costello (Fianna Fáil)

Sectoral Members

  • Ms. Freda Manweiler - Public Participation Network (PPN)

Economic Development, Enterprise and Tourism SPC

Council Members

  • Cathal King (Sinn Féin) - Chair
  • Lynn McCrave (Fine Gael)

  • Ronan McMahon (Independent)
  • Leah Whelan (Solidarity)
  • Ed O'Brien (Fianna Fáil)
  • Louise Dunne (Sinn Féin)
  • Liona O'Toole (Independent)
  • Pamela Kearns (Labour)

Sectoral Members

  • Jack McDonnell - TUD Tallaght
  • Tara De Buitlear - PPN 
  • Sherri Brennan - Business Chamber of Commerce
  • John Kiberd- PPN

Environment, Public Realm and Climate Change SPC

Council Members

  • David McManus (Fine Gael) - Chair
  • Emma Murphy (Fianna Fáil)
  • Dermot Richardson (Sinn Féin)
  • Madeleine Johansson (Solidarity)
  • Francis Timmons (Independent)
  • Guss O'Connell (Independent)
  • Lyn Hagin Meade (Green Party)

Sectoral Members

  • Una Ruddock - PPN 
  • Deirdre Mooney - Business Community
  • Donnie Andersen - Agricultural and Farming

Housing SPC

Council Members

  • Deirdre O'Donovan (Fianna Fáil) – Chair
  • Laura Donaghy (Green Party)
  • Kieran Mahon (Solidarity)
  • Joanna Tuffy (Labour)
  • Shane Moynihan (Fianna Fáil)
  • William Carey (Sinn Féin)
  • Brian Lawlor (Fine Gael) 

Sectoral Members

  • Betty Tyrrell-Collard - Trade Union
  • Sharon Harty - PPN
  • Gerry Stockil - PPN

Social, Community and Equality SPC

Council Members

  • Trevor Gilligan (Fianna Fáil) - Chair
  • Paddy Holohan (Sinn Féin)
  • Vicki Casserly (Fine Gael)
  • Shirley O'Hara (Fine Gael)
  • Charlie O'Connor (Fianna Fáil)
  • Carly Bailey (Social Democrats)

Sectoral Members

  • Lynn Byrne - PPN
  • Daire Hennessy - PPN

Land Use, Transportation and Planning SPC

Council Members

  • Liam Sinclair (Independent) – Chair

  • Paul Gogarty (Independent)
  • Derren Ó Brádaigh (Sinn Féin)
  • Baby Pereppadan (Fine Gael)
  • Eoin Ó Broin (Independent)
  • Yvonne Collins (Fianna Fáil)

Sectoral Members

  • Eoin Ahern - PPN