Community Liaison Committee

Establishment of the Donabate/Portrane Community Liaison Committee

The process to establish a Community Liaison Committee for the Donabate/Portrane area commenced in September 2016 with over 30 expressions of interest received. In conjunction with the local Councillors those who expressed interest were divided between the following categories:

  • Residents Associations/Community Council/Community Centre
  • Commercial/Business Interests
  • Culture/Arts/Heritage
  • School/Youth
  • Sports/Recreation

Those who expressed interest in being involved were invited to a meeting in Donabate Community Centre on 30th March 2017 and as 12 people attended it was decided, in conjunction with the Councillors present, that they would form the Community Liaison Committee for the Donabate/Portrane area.   The following have indicated their willingness to participate on the committee:

Larry Carolan Jacinta Lowndes
Elaine Downey Hubert Higgins
Wayne Hand Breda Dockrell
Des Culleton Ray O’Rourke
Andrea Wilson Brian Horan
Eilish McDermott Ciara Greene

The first meeting of Donabate/Portane Community Liaison Committee took place on 30th August.  The Committee was established following a call for expressions of interest in late 2016.

Our local Councillors also sit on the Committee and the first meeting was chaired by Cllr. Adrian Henchy who is the Deputy Mayor of Fingal.

The   Donabate/Portrane Community Liaison Committee is a forum to exchange information, understand more about Council functions and services and how to influence them. It is a partnership between the elected members, local/community interests and business interests.  The Committee is a vehicle to discuss and review local issues and to help  promote a better understanding and relevance of local democracy. The Committee will meet between 3 and 6 times a year.