Association of Irish Local Government – National Executive Committee – Front Row, L to R: Cllr. Tom Farrell, Cllr. Mary Hanna Hourigan, Vice President AILG, Cllr. Luie McEntire, President AILG, Cllr. Joe Fox, Cllr. Damien Geoghegan, Past President AILG, Cllr. Damien Ryan. Back Row: L to R: Mr Liam Kenny, Director AILG, Cllr. Gerry McMonagle, Cllr. Paddy Bourke, Cllr. Brendan Thornhill, Cllr. Gobnait Moynihan, Cllr. Pip Breen, Cllr. Paschal McEvoy, Mr. Tom Moylan, Director AILG. Also on committee: Cllr. Liam Callaghan.
AILG Annual Conference 2019, 21st & 22nd February 2019, Longford Arms Hotel, Longford.
AILG Elected Members Module 2 Training February 2019 – “Marine Spatial Strategy & Met Eireann, Forecasting Services and Local Authorities" – A briefing for Elected Members” 21st March, Park Hotel, Dungarvan, Co Waterford for Councillors from the Southern Regional Assembly Area 23rd March (Saturday), Arklow Bay Hotel, AeklowW, Co Wicklow for Eastern & Midlands Regional Assembly area (also open to Cllrs. from other areas) 28th March, Radisson Hotel, Rosses Point, Sligo for Councillors from the Border & Western Regional Assembly area
Representing Ireland at the Council of Europe local government forum in Strasbourg - November 2018: (L to R); Cllr Rosaleen O'Grady; Mr Keith McBean, Irish Ambassador; Ms Rhona Conway-Kenny, Irish Youth Delegate; Cllr John Crowe; Cllr Mary Hourigan; Mr Liam Kenny, Secretary to Irish Delegation.
AILG & LAMA Delegation meet with Minister John Paul Phelan TD , 15th January 2019. The Delegation was led by Cllr. Luie McEntire, President AILG & Cllr. Bobby O'Connell, General Secretary LAMA and discussed the recent Interim Report on the Role & Remuneration of Local Authority Elected Members
AILG Panel Speakers at "Politics Needs Women" Conference on 14th December 2018. Cllrs. Sinead Guckian, Mary Hanna Hourigan and Gobnait Moynihan. Also in attendance was panel chair Alison O'Connor and Liam Kenny, AILG
Cllr. Luie McEntire (President AILG) & Cllr. Damien Geoghegan (Past President AILG) submit the AILG's detailed submission on the Role & Remuneration of Local Authority Elected Members to Mr. Diarmuid O'Leary & Mr. Gary McGuinn, DHPLG. The final report on this review is to be published by the end of Q1 2019.
AILG Issues Paper highlighting issues relating to Brexit and Irish local authorities - go to General Items for full document.
Message from Cllr. Luie McEntire, President, AILG 2018/19:
"The AILG is a networking, policy development and training resource for the elected members of Ireland's thirty-one County and City Councils. The Association works through delegates in each of the councils to help develop a sense of collegiality among the elected members who serve the public in a variety of local government settings ranging from urban to suburban and rural. Through regular interaction with other stakeholders in the local government environment the AILG aims to ensure that the contribution of Ireland's democratically elected councillors is appreciated in Government Departments and throughout the full range of public agencies."
As one of the longest serving County Councillors in the country, Luie was first elected as a member of Longford County Council in 1979. Representing the Granard Electoral Area, Luie is the current Cathaoirleach of Longford County Council having previously held the position of Cathaoirleach in 1986.
Cllr. McEntire was elected President of the AILG at its recent AGM on the 19th September 2018 in Mullingar.
"To support our members as elected members in their role as board members of the local government units in the State”.