Community Reps

The PPN appoints Community Reps onto a number of local decision-making bodies.

The following Reps currently attend the following bodies:


County Council Strategic Policy Committees (4)

– Economic Development & Enterprise Support;

  • Orla Cassin from Clones Failte

– Environment & Transport:

  • Paddy Sherry from River Blackwater Catchment Trust

– Social, Cultural & Community Development:

  • Fiona Keenan O Brien from Monaghan Arts Network
  • Noel Carney from Monaghan Heritage Network
  • Henry Blackburn from Tydavnet Text Alert
  • Ursula McKenna from Dochas for Women
  • Lorraine Cunningham from Blayney Blades

– Housing Fire & Civil Protection:

  • Fiona McCaffrey Jones from Monaghan 50:50 group
  • Marc Mullen from Tydavnet Text Alert
  • Tom Freeman from Magheracloone GAA
  • Teresa Carolan from Cloughvalley Residents Association


Joint Policing Committee

  • PJ Harte from Monaghan Older Person’s Forum
  • Michael Watters from Mullyash Community Group
  • Eugene Treanor from Errigal Truagh Community Alert
  • Brendan McNally from Clontibret Community Alert

Local Community Development Committee

The LCDC was set up in summer 2014, prior to the establishment of the PPN.  The outgoing Community Forum decided to appoint Interim Reps to the LCDC to serve until final Guidelines have been received from the Dept. regarding the PPN.

The Interim Reps are:

  • Emer Brennan from the Tidy Towns Network
  • Robert Wilson from Monaghan Community Network
  • Breege Lenihan from Monaghan Community Network
  • Packie Kelly from the Social Inclusion Network
  • Noel Carney from the Heritage Network

All five are members of the Forum’s Executive.

At its inaugural meeting, the LCDC elected Emer Brennan as its Chair. The PPN is very pleased that the community & voluntary sector has been given this position of responsibility.


Monaghan Integrated Development Ltd

MID runs the government’s SICAP programme, which aims to support vulnerable people back into employment.  It has a board of Directors, and asked the PPN in May 2015 to find a community rep from each of the county’s 3 Municipal Districts.  These were appointed at the PPN’s plenary meeting on the 16th June.  The reps are:

Monaghan MD:   Siobhan McKenna from Tearmann Domestic Violence Service

Carrickmacross Castleblayney MD:  Mary Marron from Corduff Raferagh Community Dev

Clones Ballybay MD:  Shauna Tierney from Currin/ Killeevan/ Aghabog Community Games


Monaghan Peace IV Partnership 

Monaghan MD:   Egle Pasternokiene from Lithuanian Community

Carrickmacross Castleblayney MD:  Art Agnew from Patrick Kavanagh Centre

Clones Ballybay MD: Brendan Lillis from Border Bounce Gymnastics

Cavan Monaghan Transport Co-Ordination Unit

Monaghan MD: Seamus Morris from Youthwork Ireland Monaghan

Carrickmacross Castleblayney MD:   Paddy Gollogly  from St Josephs Cemetery Committee

Clones Ballybay MD:  Alice Forde  from Latton Social Services

As well as attending meetings of the organisation they are elected onto, the Reps meet regularly with each other and with the PPN Secretariat to share information and work on policy issues.


Thank you to all our Reps for your service.

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