Fingal LEADER Partnership was formed in 2008 with the amalgamation of Co-operation Fingal and Rural Dublin LEADER Company. In this time Fingal LEADER Partnership has delivered a wide range of European and National programmes such as LEADER 2007-2013, LCDP, TÚS Community Policing, FAS LTI Training, Jobs Club, Care & Repair, Youth Mental Health Programme, Friends of ADHD Programme, to great success.

Fingal LEADER Partnership is managed by a Board made up of representatives from national social partners, community & voluntary sectors, and statutory sectors. The Board is the overall decision-making body on policy, appointments, and finance.

The Board is responsible for deciding the strategic approach of the company, formulation of policy, and for the implementation of its programmes. The specific powers and duties of the Board are set out in the company’s Constitution.

The Strategic Roles of The Board are to:

    • Maintain a long-term overview of Fingal LEADER Partnership Company Ltd. and its work
    • Make strategic, major, and often difficult decisions about the company’s objectives, policies, and procedures
    • Ensure that the company’s strategic plans are implemented in accordance with the company’s mission statement
    • Ensure that adequate resources (particularly people and funding) are available to implement the strategic plans
    • Guarantee that the expenditure of allocated funds will accord strictly with funding guidelines
    • Regularly monitor the implementation of the company’s strategic plans
    • Adjust the strategic plans in response to changing circumstances
    • Oversee and communicate with the committees, working groups, and associated special project working groups
    • Accept legal responsibility for the company’s strategy

All Board decisions are recorded in the minutes of Board meetings by the recording Secretary. Board meetings are held monthly, with a minimum of 8 in a year.

Our Programmes:

Fingal LEADER Partnership currently run a number of programmes promoting social inclusion, providing supports for enterprise development and employment creation, providing education opportunities reducing climate change and assisting community groups to find local solutions to local problems. The Rural Development Programme, in the entire rural area of county Dublin, Jobs Club in Swords and the Care & Repair and the TÚS programme in North County Fingal.


We fund diverse projects across a range of organisations in rural Dublin


A work placement scheme for the unemployed in communities North of county Fingal


A programme established by Age Action to carry out minor repairs for older and vulnerable people free of charge


The Swords Job Club providing individual supports, a drop in service and workshops to job seekers in the Swords catchment area.


Provide income support for farmers and fisherpersons and to provide certain services of benefit to rural communities.


The aim is to bring people with disabilities in the Fingal area whom are not working, to be ready for the labour market using various supports.

Our Board

Chris Harmon
Chris HarmonChair
Pat McNamara
Pat McNamaraVice Chair
Roger Cronin
Roger CroninSecretary
Sean Corrigan
Sean Corrigan
Ken Duffy
Ken Duffy
Tom Hahesey
Tom Hahesey
Chris Keogh
Chris Keogh
Joanne Lynch
Joanne Lynch
Marianna Prontera
Marianna Prontera
Martin Tully
Martin Tully

Our Team

Our core team is listed below. See the relevant programmes for lists of all other staff.

Eilish Harrington
Eilish HarringtonCEO
Ted Nugent
Ted NugentIT Manager


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