Membership of National PPN Advisory Group

Membership of the Advisory Group.

Membership of this Group include one representative each of the community and voluntary, social inclusion and environmental sectors, three PPN Volunteers, (one each from the community and voluntary, social inclusion and environmental sectors), three PPN resource workers and two local authority staff (at least one at Director of Service level and one directly supporting a PPN). The Group is chaired by PO, DRCD and secretariat is provided by DRCD.

  Name Organisation
Chair Ciara Bates

Principal Officer

Department of Rural and Community Development


Community & Voluntary Sector Representative  

Catherine Lane


Women’s Council of Ireland

Social Inclusion Sector Representative Dr Seán Healy, S.M.A.


Social Justice Ireland


Environmental Sector Representative Michael Ewing Environmental Pillar
Resource Worker Representative Jamie Moore


Fingal County Council


Resource Worker Representative Helen Howes


Wicklow PPN
Resource Worker Representative Annette Barr Jordan Westmeath County Council
PPN Volunteer Representative – C&V Sector Aileen Eglington Dun Laoghaire Rathdown PPN
PPN Volunteer Representative – Social Inclusion Sector David Collins Galway County PPN
CCMA Representatives. Dymphna Farrell Dublin City Council