Association of Irish Local Government – National Executive Committee – Front Row, L to R: Cllr Paddy Bourke; Cllr. Tom Farrell; Cllr. Luie McEntire, President AILG; Cllr. Damien Geoghegan, Past-President; Cllr. Gobnait Moynihan; Cllr. Liam Callaghan. Rear L to R: Mr Liam Kenny, Director, Cllr. Gerry McMonagle; Cllr. Mary Hanna Hourigan, Vice-President AILG; Cllr. Joe Fox; Cllr. Pip Breen; Cllr. Paschal McEvoy; Cllr. Anne Colgan; Cllr. Damien Ryan; Mr. Tom Moylan, Co-Director AILG.
AILG President, Cllr. Mick Cahill and AILG Director, Tom Moylan attend the AGM of the National Association of Councillors Northern Ireland held on the 4th October 2019 in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone.
we wish to confirm that due to the current General Election campaign, the AILG unfortunately have no option but to cancel our AILG Module 1 Elected Members Training Programme scheduled for Thursday, 23rd January 2020 in the Hotel Kilkenny, College Road, Kilkenny and on Saturday, 25th January 2020 in the Mullingar Park Hotel, Dublin Road, Mullingar This training module will be rescheduled for April 2020. Please note that Module 2 Training Programme will go ahead as previously notified in February 2020 on the following dates and venues. • Thursday, 13th February 2020: Hotel Kilmore, Dublin Road, Cavan • Saturday, 15th February 2020: Dooley’s Hotel, The Quay, Waterford
Representing Ireland at the Council of Europe local government forum in Strasbourg - November 2018: (L to R); Cllr Rosaleen O'Grady; Mr Keith McBean, Irish Ambassador; Ms Rhona Conway-Kenny, Irish Youth Delegate; Cllr John Crowe; Cllr Mary Hourigan; Mr Liam Kenny, Secretary to Irish Delegation.
AILG President Cllr. Mick Cahill and Vice President Cllr. Anne Colgan, present at the Oireachtas Committee Meeting where Minister John Paul Phelan gave members an update on progress with the Moorhead Report, 27th November 2019
AILG Panel Speakers at "Politics Needs Women" Conference on 14th December 2018. Cllrs. Sinead Guckian, Mary Hanna Hourigan and Gobnait Moynihan. Also in attendance was panel chair Alison O'Connor and Liam Kenny, AILG
Commemorative Plaque marking the 120th Anniversary of the first County Council Elections presented to President Michael D Higgins, 25th March 2019. L to R: Tom Moylan Director AILG, Liam Kenny Director AILG, President Michael D Higgins, Cllr. Luie McEntire President AILG, Cllr. Mary Hanna Hourigan Vice-President AILG & Cllr. Damien Geoghegan Past President AILG.
Message from Cllr. Mick Cahill, President AILG 2019/20:
"The Association of Irish Local Government is the primary body representing the democratically elected members and their member local authority. The AILG is a networking, policy development and training resource for the elected members of Ireland’s thirty-one County and City Councils. The Association works with our delegates in each of the councils to help develop a sense of collegiality among the elected members who serve the public in a variety of local government settings, ranging from urban to suburban and rural. Through regular interaction with other stakeholders in the local government environment, the AILG aims to ensure that the contribution of Ireland’s democratically elected Councillors is appreciated in Government Departments and throughout the full range of public agencies."
Cllr. Cahill is a member of Longford County Council, representing the Ballymahon Electoral Area, Cllr. Cahill was elected President of the AILG at it's recent AGM held on the 19th September 2019 in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.
Speaking following his election as President, Cllr. Cahill stated that it is a massive privilege to have been elected by members across Ireland, to the position of National President of the Association of Irish Local Government (AILG). He said "The AILG trains and pioneers capacity building and policy development for locally elected representatives so they can serve their communities to the highest standard possible. I intend to bring new energy and drive to it's work and I'm looking forward to the challenge this year."
"To support our members as elected members in their role as board members of the local government units in the State”.