In July 2016, the Government launched a major initiative for Dublin's North East Inner City to oversee the long-term social and economic regeneration of the area.

To support the work of the Ministerial Taskforce, Mr Kieran Mulvey was appointed to engage with the local community groups, representatives and other interests, and to report back with specific recommendations.The Mulvey Report recommended a number of new structures and appointments to lead this work.