Sub Groups

The current NEIC Initiative sub groups are:

Enhanced Policing (Sub Group 1)

Reduce crime in the community; Alleviate gangland threat in the community, and build community confidence in the Gardai. [Chaired by Chief Superintendent Patrick McMenamin, An Garda Síochána]

  • Brian Quinn - An Garda SÍochána

  • Ciara Cunningham - SWAN Youth Service

  • William Costello - An Garda Síochána

  • Patrick Murdiff - North Inner City Community Coalition

  • Mel MacGiobuin - North Inner City Drugs and Alcohol Task Force

  • Martin Moloney - An Garda Síochána

  • Richard Carson - AIDS Care Education and Training

  • Paul White - Dublin City Council

Maximising Educational, Training and Employment Opportunities (Sub Group 2)

Address blocks for progression of young people in formal education and increase and enhance employment opportunities for school leavers; Improve adult education levels; and Reduce unemployment rates in the community. [Chaired by Brenda Boylan , Department of the Taoiseach]

  • Blake Hodkinson - City of Dublin Education & Training Board

  • Deirdre Gartland - Central Model Senior School

  • Germaine Noonan - Business in the Community Ireland

  • Andrew Torrance - Dept. of Education / NEIC Education Initiatives Manager

  • Gina Quin - National College of Ireland

  • Henrietta Kerrigan - Inner City Renewal Group

  • Maria Tyrrell - Larkin Unemployed Centre

  • Liam Newell - O'Connell Secondary School

  • Sarah Kelleher - Lourdes Youth Community Centre

  • Stacey Cannon - Dept. of Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation& Science

  • David Leavey - Dept. of the Taoiseach

  • Tomás MacCarthaigh - Dept. of Social Protection

Family Wellbeing (Sub Group 3)

Improve family wellbeing with a focus on parenting, and Improve youth wellbeing. [Chaired by Joy McGlynn, Tusla

  • Ann Carroll - Community After Schools Project

  • Elonora Sozzi - St Helenas Family Resource Centre

  • Josephine Bleach - Early Learning Initiative

  • Patrick Gates - Ballybough Community Centre

  • Eileen Smith - Hill Street Family Resource Centre

  • Teresa Nyland - TUSLA

  • Liam Harding - Dept. of the Taoiseach

  • Sorcha Ryan - Health Service Executive

  • Mark Shinnock - Holy Child Pre-School (Rutland Street Project)

  • Olan Devine - Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service HSE

Enhancing Community Wellbeing and the Physical Environment (Sub Group 4)

Improve social cohesion and wellbeing in the community; and Enhance the physical environment, landscape and cleanliness. [Chaired by Karl Mitchell, Dublin City Council]

  • Bernie Walsh - Community Representative

  • Derek Kelly - Dublin City Council

  • Josephine Henry - Dublin City Coop

  • Sean Reilly - Community Representative

  • Ursula Donnellan - NEIC Programme Office

  • Siobhan Power - Dublin City Coop

  • Supt Martin Mooney - An Garda Siochána

  • Rob O Keeffe - Cluid Housing

  • Aine Behan - Dublin City Council

Substance Use, Misuse and Inclusion Health (Sub Group 5)

Improve health outcomes for people who use and misuse drugs and alcohol; and Promote inclusion health for socially excluded groups experiencing severe health inequalities. [Chaired by Jim Walsh, Department of Health.]

  • Belinda Nugent - SAOL Project

  • Bridie Flood - Crinan Youth Project

  • Gary Broderick - SAOL Project

  • Paula Kearney - Community Representative

  • Des Crowley - HSE

  • Sinead Carson - Drugs Policy & Social Inclusion Unit

  • Passerose Mantoy - Chrysalis Community Drug Project

Alignment of Services (Sub Group 6)

Integrate and align delivery of services across government departments, community services, agencies and institutions; Adapt and implement City Connects model; Enhance community leadership; and Enhance early years and after-schools services. [Chaired by John Cole, Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth].

  • Ann Marie McGovern - TUSLA Education Support Service

  • Cliodhna Mahony - TUSLA

  • John Farrelly - City of Dublin Education and Training Board

  • John Peelo - Neighbourhood Youth Project 1

  • Mark Harding - City of Dublin Youth Servies Board

  • Michelle Forde - Health Service Executive

  • Patrick Gates - Young People at Risk

  • Andrew Torrance - Dept. of Education / NEIC Education Initiatives Manager

  • Caoimhe Sheehan - St. Vincents Infants Boys School

  • Liam Harding - Dept. of the Taoiseach

  • Janet Colgan - TUSLA

  • Ciaran Cahill - Dept. of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

  • Maria Tyrrell - Larkin Unemployed Centre

  • Sarah Conway - Dept. of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth


At its first meeting on 28 June 2017, the Programme Implementation Board agreed to establish four working sub groups reflecting the four priority areas for actions. Each sub group meets monthly to advance their work, as set out in the Mulvey Report, and more recently, within the NEIC Strategic Action Plan 2020 - 2022. Each group is chaired by an individual with responsibility towards achieving these actions. All sub-groups have representation from Government bodies and both the community and business sector.

It was agreed in 2018 to establish a fifth subgroup to focus on substance use and misuse in the NEIC and to enhance the services provided under this remit. In December 2019 a sixth subgroup was added, with a responsibility towards the alignment of services within the area.

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