- Community Groups
- Education & Training
- Role of Education & Training Supports
- Training & Education Opportunites
- Education Grants
- School Supports / School Completion Programme
- Development Education
- Adult Guidance
- Community Education
- Educational Psychological Assessments in Schools
- Supports for Children with Specific Learning Difficulties
- Women Into Public Life Project (WIPL)
- Farming & Fishing
- Tourism & Environment
EXCELLENT VOTER TURNOUT TO REPRESENT THE COMMUNITY’s VOICE IN INISHOWEN
The elections for six community representatives on to the Board of Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP) was a great success with an approximate 90% voter turnout. People from across Inishowen battled the inclement conditions to have their voices heard and to represent their local communities.
The six successful candidates going forward to the next AGM of the Board are, Charlie Cavanaugh and Mura McLaughlin representing the East, Susan McGonagle and Martin McDermott from the North area and Dermot McLaughlin and Kevin Callaghan representing the South/West.
Spokesperson for IDP outlined that the Local Development Company were delighted with the response and thanked all twelve candidates who allowed their names to go forward on the ballot papers. “The atmosphere in the polling station on the night was one of community patriotism and the candidates and voters present on the night all showed dedication and commitment to the continuation of community representation in the peninsula. It was an excellent display of democracy at work at grassroots level”. The professional manner in which it was organised and managed was applauded by voters and candidates alike.
Thanks were extended on behalf of IDP to Donegal County Council staff under the professional guidance of Area Managers, Lynda McGavigan and Pat Gillespie, who organised the count on behalf of IDP, were very mindful of the process and the accountability required for community groups to know that their say counts.