List reveals Donegal presence on state bodies

Donegal county councillor David Alcorn is one of 75 people who sit on three or more state bodies.

Donegal county councillor David Alcorn is one of 75 people who sit on three or more state bodies.

A list of the membership of state bodies has revealed there are four Fianna Fáil county councillors from Donegal who sit on the boards of state bodies.

More than 2,800 people sit on the 356 state bodies. Cllr. Alcorn sits on the National Roads Authority, the National Transportation Office and Údarás na Gaeltachta.

His name appears on a list of the members of state boards published in the Irish Examiner.

Cllr. Brendan Byrne is a member of Lough’s Agency and the Higher Education Authority while Cllr. Dessie Larkin is a member of the board of Culture Ireland. Cllr Liam Blaney is on the National Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee.

Former county councillor and ex-Fianna Fáil Senator Enda Bonner also sits on the boards of Bord Iascaigh Mhara and the Loughs Agency.

Donegal North East Sinn Féin TD Padraig MacLochlainn is listed as a member of the board of Intertrade Ireland but he resigned his position on election to the Dáil in March.

Other Donegal people listed as members of state bodies include former CEO of the Donegal VEC Séan Ó’Longáin who is the board of Fás and Fetac.

Impact General Secretary Peter McLoone is on the board of the Labour Relations Committee and the National Economic Council.

Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation Sean O’Donoghue is a member of Bord Iascaigh mhara and John Jackson of the Irish Farmer’s Association in Donegal is a member of the Irish Council for Forest Research and Development.

Ralph Sheppard from Raphoe is listed as a member of the Designated Areas Appeals Advisory Board and Aodh O’Donnell is a listed as a member of the board of Letterkenny Institute of Technology.

Siobhan McLaughlin of the Donegal Traveller’s Project is on the Traveller Health Advisory Committee.

The Donegal members on Údarás Na Gaelthacht are Liam Ó Cuinneagáin, Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill, Cllr. David Alcorn, Cllr. Pádraig Ó Dochartaigh and Gráinne Mhic Géidigh.

Jacqui Reed and former county manager Michael McLoone are on the board of the Ulster-Scots Agency.