Management Board

The Management Board comprises the Secretary General and the six Assistant Secretaries.

It operates in support of the Minister and the Secretary General in their statutorily prescribed roles by

  • assisting (together with other arrangements for this purpose) in policy development and coordination;
  •  monitoring the implementation of policies and programmes by the Department, particularly in relation to issues requiring cross-Divisional cooperation, and
  • promoting the development and improved performance of the Department’s organisation through a range of functions, including that of determining/recommending on staff promotions.

John McCarthy - Secretary General

John McCarthy - Secretary General

John was appointed Secretary General of the Department in March 2014. Prior to this he served as Assistant Secretary in charge of the Department’s Local Government, Environment and Housing Divisions. He previously served as Principal Officer in a number of the Department’s areas of activity, including affordable housing and waste management. He joined the Department in 1991, having previously worked in a number of other Departments, including the Department of Social and Family Affairs and the Central Statistics Office.

Fiona Quinn: Assistant Secretary - Corporate and Business Support

Fiona Quinn: Rúnaí Cúnta - ar Thacaíocht Chorparáideach agus Ghnó

Maria Graham: Assistant Secretary - Water

Maria Graham: Rúnaí Cúnta – Uisce agus Pleanáil

Mary Hurley: Assistant Secretary - Social Housing

Paul Lemass: Assistant Secretary - Local Government

Paul Lemass: Rúnaí Cúnta - Rialtais Áitiúil

David Walsh: Assistant Secretary - Planning, Land & Housing Market

David Walsh: Rúnaí Cúnta – Comhshaol

Eoin Moran: Director Met Éireann

Eoin Moran: Director Met Éireann
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