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

  • Jarlath Lennon - An Garda Síochána

  • Patrick Murdiff - North Inner City Community Coalition

  • Martin Moloney - An Garda Síochána

  • Richard Carson - AIDS Care Education and Training

  • Paul White - Dublin City Council

  • Michael McKenna - An Garda Síochána

  • Sonya Keniry - Dublin City Council

  • Tanya Ganly- Department of the Taoiseach

  • Brian Kirwan - Health Service Executive

  • Aoife O'Regan - SWAN Youth Service

  • Stephanie Cleary - Foroige

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

  • Janet Colgan - TUSLA

  • Deirdre Gartland - Central Model Senior School

  • Andrea Lazenby-Simpson - Business in the Community Ireland

  • Gina Quin - National College of Ireland

  • Anne Fitzgerald - BC Partnership

  • Maria Tyrrell - Larkin Unemployed Centre

  • Liam Newell - O'Connell Secondary School

  • Sarah Kelleher - Lourdes Youth Community Centre

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

  • David Leavey - Department of the Taoiseach

  • Eugene Donnelly - Department of Social Protection

  • Anna Wallace- Department of Education

Family Wellbeing (Sub Group 3)

Improve family wellbeing with a focus on parenting, and Improve youth wellbeing. [Chaired by Deborah Talbot, 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

  • Tanya Ganly - Department of the Taoiseach

  • Sorcha Ryan - Health Service Executive

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

  • Celine Mooney - TUSLA

  • Jenny Courtney - Belvedere Youth Club

  • Clara Leonard - Health Service Executive

  • Clíona McCann - TUSLA

  • Laura O'Connell - Health Service Executive

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

  • Josephine Henry - Dublin City Coop

  • Sean Reilly - Community Representative

  • Siobhan Power - Dublin City Coop

  • Supt Martin Mooney - An Garda Siochána

  • Shauna Culhane - Cluid Housing

  • Leona Fynes - Dublin City Council

  • David Forde - Dublin City Council

  • Dermot McAuley - Department of the Taoiseach

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 - Health Service Executive

  • Sinead Carson - Department of Health

  • Passerose Mantoy - Chrysalis Community Drug Project

  • Richie Stafford - Health Service Executive

  • Clara Leonard - Health Service Executive

  • David Leavey - Department of the Taoiseach

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 Orla Corrigan, Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth].

  • Cliodhna Mahony - TUSLA

  • John Peelo - Neighbourhood Youth Project 1

  • Mark Harding - City of Dublin Youth Servies Board

  • Patrick Gates - Young People at Risk

  • Caoimhe Sheehan - St. Vincents Infants Boys School

  • Tanya Ganly - Department of the Taoiseach

  • Maria Tyrrell - Larkin Unemployed Centre

  • Andrew Martin - Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth]

  • Eibhlin Harrington - SWAN Youth Service

  • Ann Murphy - North Wall CDP

  • Anna Wallace- Department of Education

  • Ciaran Cahill - Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth]

  • Vanessa Fitzgerald - Health Service Executive


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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