The Local Community Development Committee, or LCDC, has representatives who are members of the Local Authority, other state agencies, community and voluntary sector and social partners.


The LCDC is independent of the Local Authority in the discharge of its functions. LCDCs were set up in every local authority area.

The Cavan LCDC has 17 members as follows:



Statutory/Non Statutory

Sector Represented

Brendan Jennings

Stat 1

Director of Services, Cavan County Council

Aiden Fitzpatrick

Stat 2

Elected Member

Clifford Kelly

Stat 3

Elected Member

TP O'Reilly

Stat 4

Elected Member

John Kearney

Stat 5

Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board

Marcella Rudden

Stat 6

Local Enterprise Office

Carmel Denning

Stat 7

Department of Social Protection

Mary Rose Smith

Stat 8

Cavan Network Primary Care Manager

Jim Maguire

Non Stat 1

Breiffne Integrated Limited

Doris Galligan

Non Stat 2

C&V Interests

Olive Hannigan

Non Stat 3

Social Inclusion Interests

Fintan McCabe

Non Stat 4

Environmental Interests

Seamus McGrath

Non Stat 5

Disability Interests Network1

Aisling Tobin

Non Stat 6

Youth Issues

Ada Vance

Non Stat 7

Women’s Issues

Tom Brady

Non Stat 8

Chambers of Commerce2

Catherine McCollum

Non Stat 9

Agricultural and Farming Interests

  1. Rotating chair every 1 year between Older Persons and Disability Interests Network
  2. Rotating chair every 2 years between Cavan and Cootehill Chambers of Commerce


Local Economic and Community Plan

The LCDC has prepared the community elements of a six year strategy to guide local, economic and community development in County Cavan, called the Local Economic and Community Plan [LECP]. The economic elements of this plan were prepared by the Strategic Policy Committee for Economic Development. The plan’s vision is

That Cavan 2021 will be a place that we can be proud of; a place where people can have a good quality of life; a better place to live, to work and to enjoy.

Background Documents

  1. Cavan briefing paper on LCDCs and Community Planning
  2. Guidelines on the establishment of Local Community Development Committee
  3. Putting People First
  4. Local Government Reform Act 2014

Download the Cavan LECP newsletter No. 3, September 2017

View minutes and agendas from LCDC meetings

For further information regarding the Local Community Development Committee and what it does, please get in touch using the following details.