The President of the AILG, Cllr. Mick Cahill, (Longford Co. Co.), is pleased to announce that the 2020 AILG Annual Conference is taking place on the; 4th & 5th March 2020 in the Longford Arms Hotel, Longford. Please note that the Annual Conference will commence with registration at 5.00pm and official opening at 7.30pm on Wednesday 4th March 2020. Conference Dinner will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 5th March 2020. Full Conference Brochure and Programme will be published in February 2020
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.
AILG Module 2 Training Programme “The Development Plan Making Process” • 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
The AILG are pleased to announce that following an election at the AILG Plenary Body meeting held on 18th February 2020, Cllr. Mick Cahill, President AILG, was selected as the Association’s nominee to contest the Administrative Panel for Seanad Éireann elections 2020.
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”.