Strategic Policy Committees

The statutory basis for SPCs is set out in Section 48 of the Local Government Act 2001 as amended by Section 48 (1a) of the Local Government Reform Act 2014. 

Strategic Policy Committees advise and assist the Council in its work and are tasked with the formulation and development of policy for approval by Council.

The Strategic Policy Committee Scheme 2019 - 2024 can be viewed here: Louth County Council SPC Scheme 2019-2024

There are five Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs) in Louth County Council. 

These are:

  • Economic Development and Enterprise Support 
  • Planning and Support Infrastructure
  • Housing
  • Community, Quality of Life and Creativity
  • Climate Action and Energy

Minutes of the SPC Meetings can be found here 

Dates of SPC Meetings

Economic Development and Enterprise Support 

Planning and Support Infrastructure

  •  10th February 2021
  •  14th April 2021
  •  7th July 2021

Housing 

  • 9th March 2021
  • 8th June 2021
  • 14th September 2021
  • 9th November 2021

Community, Quality of Life and Creativity

  •  10th March 2021
  •   9th June 2021
  •  15th September 2021
  •  10th November 2021

Climate Action and Energy 

  •  8th February 2021
  • 10th May 2021
  • 13th September 2021
  • 13th December 2021

Economic Development and Enterprise Support

Frank Pentony, Director of Planning, Economic Development and Infrastructure

Chairperson:

Cllr. Pio Smith 

Meetings Administrator: 

Members:

Cllr. Dolores Minogue

 Cllr. Andrea McKevitt

 Cllr. Tómas Sharkey

 Cllr. Declan Power

 Cllr. Seán Kelly

External Sectoral Representatives:

Paddy Malone, Dundalk Chamber - Business/Commercial Pillar

Ms Sarah Daly, Creative Spark, - PPN Social Inclusion Pillar

 Mr Alan Mc Ardle, Faughart Community Alert - PPN Community Pillar

Mr Gerard Melia IFA - PPN Agriculture/Farming Pillar

Mr Lorcan Cooke CIF - PPN Development/Construction Pillar

Planning and Support Infrastructure

Frank Pentony, Director of Planning, Economic Development and Infrastructure

Chairperson: 

Cllr. Maria Doyle 

Meetings Administrator: 

Members:

Cllr. Antoin Watters

Cllr. Hugh Conlon

Cllr. Eileen Tully

Cllr. Edel Corrigan 

External Sectoral Representatives:

John Morgan - Social Inclusion

Richard Barry  - Community/Voluntary

Eoin Daly - Environmental/Conservation

Gerard Melia, IFA - Agriculture/Farming 

Eddie Phelan, Drogheda Chamber - Business/Commercial

Housing 

Paddy Donnelly, Director of Housing and Community

Chairperson: 

Cllr. Joanna Byrne

Meetings Administrator: 

Members:

Cllr. Jim Tenanty 

 Cllr. John Reilly

 Cllr. Fiachra MacRaghnaill

 Cllr. Kevin Meenan

 Cllr. Conor Keelan

External Sectoral Representatives:

Andrew Califf, Dundalk Simon Community - Social Inclusion PPN College

 Elizabeth O'Reilly, Louth Environmental Network - Environmental PPN College

Pat McCormick- Development/Construction Business Pillar

Niamh Roche - Environmental/ Conservation National Environmental Pillar

Colm O'Hanrahan - Trade Unions Trade Union Pillar

Community, Quality of Life and Creativity

Paddy Donnelly, Director of Housing and Community

Chairperson: 

Cllr. Emma Coffey

Meetings Administrator: 

John Lawrence

Members:

Cllr. Maeve Yore

Cllr. Michelle Hall

Cllr. Paddy McQuillan

Cllr. Pearse McGeough

Cllr. John Sheridan 

External Sectoral Representatives:

Fiona Crawley - Environment

Colin Roche - Social Inclusion

Susan Farrelly - Arts 

Gráinne Berrill - Sports 

Stacey McVeigh - Youth

Climate Action and Energy 

Catherine Duff, Director of Operations, Waste Management and Environmental

Chairperson: 

Cllr. Liam Reilly

Meetings Administrator: 

Members:

Cllr. Kevin Callan 

Cllr. James Byrne 

Cllr. Tom Cunninghamn

Cllr. Marianne Butler

Cllr. Paula Butterly

External Sectoral Representatives:

Pat Mulligan, Dromiskin Tidy Towns - Community PPN College 

Liam Woods, Louth Environmental Network - Environmental PPN College

Eugene Conlon, Dunleer Sustainable Energy - Environmental PPN College

Miriam Simon, Drogheda Chamber - Business Pillar

Gerard Melia, IFA - Farming Pillar