Chairperson's Message


My name is Michael Stone. I am the recently appointed Chairperson of the Programme Implementation Board for the North East Inner City (NEIC) Initiative and I would like to welcome you to this website where we will do our best to keep you informed of the work of the NEIC.

I was honoured to receive the invitation from the Taoiseach to chair this group and I was delighted to accept. I will strive to ensure that the recommendations as set out in the Mulvey report “Creating a Brighter Future“ will be implemented.

To date, I have established the Programme Implementation Board and four sub groups of the board are set up and meeting regularly.

The four sub groups are focussing on the following areas:

  • Crime and Drugs
  • Education and Training
  • Family, Children and Youth Services
  • Physical Infrastructure

I have met with the business leaders in the area to encourage their involvement in the regeneration of the area and I have had a very positive response from them to date.

I have also met with many people who are just trying to get on with their lives and whose wish it is to live in a safe environment with decent opportunities for them and their families.

I am determined that the NEIC Initiative will be successful and to make the North East Inner City a safe, attractive and vibrant living and working environment for all.

We want to give you the opportunity to have your say about what is happening in your community, so please get in touch using the details on the "Contact us".

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,
Michael Stone
October 2017