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Local Community Development Committee (LCDC)

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Local Community Development Committee

The Local Community Development Committee, or LCDC, has representatives who are members of the Local Authority, other state agencies, community and voluntary sector and social partners.


The LCDC is independent of the Local Authority in the discharge of its functions. LCDCs were set up in every local authority area.

The Cavan LCDC has 17 members, comprising eight statutory members and nine non-statutory members. The current membership is as follows:


Statutory/Non Statutory

Sector Represented

Brendan Jennings

Stat 1

Director of Services, Cavan County Council

Cllr Aiden Fitzpatrick

Stat 2

Elected Member

Cllr Clifford Kelly

Stat 3

Elected Member

Cllr TP O'Reilly

Stat 4

Elected Member

Dr Fiona McGrath

Stat 5

Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board

Conor Craven

Stat 6

Local Enterprise Office

Carmel Denning

Stat 7

Department of Social Protection

Ruth Woods

Stat 8

Cavan Network Primary Care Manager

Jim Maguire (Chair of LCDC)

Non Stat 1

Breffni Integrated Limited

Beth McEntee

Non Stat 2

Community and Voluntary Interests

Gayathri Devi Soman

Non Stat 3

Social Inclusion Interests

Barry Kavanagh

Non Stat 4

Environmental Interests

Frances O'Neill

Non Stat 5

Disability Interests Network 1

Aisling Traynor

Non Stat 6

Youth Issues

Maryam Temile 

Non Stat 7

Women’s Issues

Connie Whelan

Non Stat 8

Cootehill Chamber 2

Catherine McCollum

Non Stat 9

Agricultural and Farming Interests

  1. Rotating chair every 2 years between Older Persons and Disability Interests Network
  2. Rotating chair every 2 years between Cavan and Cootehill Chambers of Commerce

Local Economic and Community Plan

The LCDC has prepared the community elements of a six-year strategy to guide local, economic and community development in County Cavan, called the Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP). The economic elements of this plan were prepared by the Strategic Policy Committee for Economic Development. The plan’s vision is:

"That Cavan 2021 will be a place that we can be proud of – a place where people can have a good quality of life. A better place to live, to work, and to enjoy."


Useful contacts

For further information regarding the Local Community Development Committee and what it does, please get in touch using the following details:

LCDC Chief Officer
Cavan County Council,