Offaly Local Development Committee (LCDC)


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The Offaly Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) was established by Offaly County Council in 2014 in response to Putting People First – Action Programme for Effective Local Government, reforms to improve the delivery of services for the citizen, greater efficiency and effectiveness and gives local government a central role in local and community development. This places local government as the main vehicle of governance and public service at local level – leading economic, social and community development, delivering efficient and good value services, and representing citizens and local communities effectively and accountably.

The LCDC includes Public and Private interests in the County - 3 Offaly County Council elected Councillors, Community, Voluntary & Environmental representatives, State Agencies, and the Local Development Company.  The Chief Officer of the Local Community Development Committee is Martin Daly, Senior Executive Officer, Community and Culture Section, Offaly County Council, Ph: 057 93 46800.

To date the Offaly LCDC has;

  • Developed the community aspect of the Local Economic & Community Plan 2016-2021, see the LECP here,
  • Operated as the Local Action Group for the LEADER / Rural Development Programme funding for the county - with Offaly Local Development Company as the Implementing Partner -  download the Offaly Local Development Strategy summary here.
  • Operated as the contract holder for the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) for Offaly - see here for SICAP outline SICAP
  • Offaly Local Development Company are the Programme Implementer of the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) for Offaly 
  • Dispersed €64,500 in Community Facilities Scheme grants across the county in 2017; and will disperse €138,550 in Community Enhancement Programme funding in 2018
  • Developed and adopted the Healthy Offaly Plan 2018-2020
  • Dispersed Healthy Ireland funding amounting to €99,000 in 2017, and will allocate a further €75,000 Healthy Ireland funding in 2018/early 2019
  • Developed and adopted the Offaly Age Friendly County Strategy 2018-2021

 Offaly LCDC Members - Statutory Interests 9
SectorMember NameOrganisation
Local Authority Elected Members

Cllr  Declan Harvey      (Chair)

Cllr John Leahy

Cllr Noel Cribbin

Offaly County Council                                                                    

Offaly County Council

Offaly County Council

Local Authority Officials

Anna Marie Delaney

Orla Martin

Offaly County Council

Offaly County Council

State Agencies

Tony Dalton

Con Feighery

James Carney

Ann Sheerin

Laois & Offaly Education and Training Board


Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Health Services Executive

 Offaly LCDC Members - Non Statutory Interests 10
Community & Voluntary

Sinead McDonagh            (Vice Chair)

Jimmy Todd

Offaly Public Participation Network Community Representatives (2)

Social Inclusion


Elizabeth Fleming

Margaret Murphy

Offaly Public Participation Network Social Inclusion Representatives (2)

EnvironmentRebekah KeavenyOffaly Public Participation Network Environmental Representative (1)

Local development

and community

development bodies

Brendan O’LoughlinOffaly Local Development Company

Other civic society or

‘local and community’


Dominic Doheny

Richard Scally

Fechin Daly

Christina Byrne

Construction Industry Federation

Offaly Irish Farmers Association

Construction Industry

Slieve Bloom Rural Development Co-operative

 Total Offaly LCDC Membership 19