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One of the main roles of the Public Participation Network (PPN), is to provide a nominating structure to elect community representatives onto decision making committees. 

There is a total of 37 PPN seats on the various committees of Cork County Council. We held elections in November 2021 and filled 33 seats. The remaining 4 vacant seats will be put back up for election at the April plenary. If you are interested in making a nomination for the vacant seats, please contact us on 0214 285340 or email . For more information on the role of a PPN Rep, please read our Representatives Charter:

For further details on the nomination process, see page 44 – 47 of the PPN Handbook (2020):

VACANT SEATS LISTED BELOW

Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs)

Committee NameCommittee PurposeTotal PPN SeatsCollege/Pillar Vacant Seats
Planning & Strategic Development SPCTo assist the Council in the formulation, development and review of Planning & Strategic Development Policy in Cork County. 3    Community & Voluntary: Carol Harpur

Social Inclusion: Tadgh Quill-Manley

Environment: Bernie Connolly   
Environment, Climate Action and Biodiversity SPCTo assist the Council in the formulation, development and review of Environment Policy in Cork County.3  Community & Voluntary: Conor O’Brien

Environment: Raffaella Valenti

Environment:  Caitriona Courtney
Economic Development & Enterprise SPCTo assist the Council in the formulation, development and review of Economic Development & Enterprise Policy in Cork County.Community & Voluntary:  Owen Hurley 
Tourism SPCTo assist the Council in the formulation, development and review of Tourism Policy in Cork County.1   Community & Voluntary:  Doug Lucey 
Housing SPCTo assist the Council in the formulation, development and review of Housing Policy in Cork County. 4    Community & Voluntary:  Eileen Kelly-McCarthy

Community & Voluntary VACANT

Social Inclusion:  Jose Ospina

Social Inclusion:  Margarita O’Driscoll
Roads & Transportation SPCTo assist the Council in the formulation, development and review of Roads & Transportation Policy in Cork County.3Community & Voluntary:  Brid Coakley

Social Inclusion:  Tim Hanley

Environment:  Dr Darren McAdam-O’Connell
Social Inclusion, Community & Rural Development SPCTo assist the Council in the formulation, development and review of Social Inclusion & Community Policy in Cork County.6Community & Voluntary:  Mair Kelly

Community & Voluntary:  Pauline O’Dwyer

Community & Voluntary:  Gavin Falk

Community & Voluntary:  VACANT

Social Inclusion:  Pat Dooley

Environment:  Ana Ospina
Arts, Culture & Languages SPCTo assist the Council in the formulation, development and review of Arts, Culture & Languages Policy in Cork County.3Community & Voluntary: Colum Cronin

Community & Voluntary: Micheal De Buitleir

Social Inclusion: Judith Gilbert

Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs)

Committee NameCommittee PurposePPN SeatsCollege/Pillar Vacant Seats
North Cork LCDCTo develop, co-ordinate and implement an integrated approach to local and community development. To pursue opportunities for funding & to monitor the Community elements of the LECP (Local Economic & Community Plan).   2      Community & Voluntary: Bob Seward

Community & Voluntary: Denis McNamara
South Cork LCDCTo develop, co-ordinate and implement an integrated approach to local and community development. To pursue opportunities for funding & to monitor the Community elements of the LECP (Local Economic & Community Plan).   2      Community & Voluntary: Liam MacCarthy

Community & Voluntary: Tom Howard
West Cork LCDCTo develop, co-ordinate and implement an integrated approach to local and community development. To pursue opportunities for funding & to monitor the Community elements of the LECP (Local Economic & Community Plan).   2      Community & Voluntary: Helen O’Sullivan

Community & Voluntary: Finbarr Harrington

Joint Policing Committee (JPC)

Committee NameCommittee PurposeTotal PPN SeatsCollege/Pillar Vacant Seats
Joint Policing Committee (JPC)To develop greater consultation, co-operation and synergy on policing and crime issues between An Garda Síochána, Cork County Council and its Elected Representatives, and the Community and Voluntary sector. 7  Community & Voluntary: Geraldine McNamara  

Community & Voluntary: Gerry Moore

Community & Voluntary: John Fuller

Community & Voluntary: Sean Kelly

Community & Voluntary: Danny Crowley

Community & Voluntary: VACANT

Community & Voluntary: VACANT

You must nominate yourself for one of these seats in accordance with your group college/pillar.

We will be putting vacant seats up for election at the April Plenary. If you would like to put yourself forward for one of these positions, please complete the nomination form and return to .