Better Local Government – A Programme for Change was launched in December, 1996.  Among its provisions was a wider role for the local authority member through the formulation of a restructured Committee system – Strategic Policy Committees. The statutory basis for SPCs is set out in section 48 of the Local Government Act 2001 as amended by section 48(1a) of the Local Government Reform Act 2014. 
The Council has decided to retain the same SPC structure as the 2009-2014 SPC Scheme with some minor modifications.

See link for the Cork County Council Strategic Policy Committee Scheme 2014-2019 document.

There are eight Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs) in Cork County Council. These are:

  • Arts, Culture, & Language
  • Economic Development & Enterprise
  • Environment SPC
  • Housing SPC
  • Planning & Strategic Development SPC
  • Roads & Transport SPC
  • Social Inclusion, Community & Rural Affairs  SPC
  • Tourism SPC

Minutes of the SPC Meetings can be found here.

DATES OF SPC MEETINGS

Planning Strategic Development SPC

 

Friday, 18 January 2019

 

 

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

 

 

Friday, 21 June 2019

 

 

Monday, 14 October 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Inclusion, Community & Rural Affairs  SPC

 

Monday, 11th February 2019

 

 

Thursday, 18th April 2019

 

 

Monday, 24th June 2019

 

 

Friday, 18th October 2019

 

 

 

Tourism SPC

 

Monday, 14th January 2019

 

 

Monday, 8th April 2019

 

 

Friday, 12th July 2019

 

 

Friday, 11th October 2019

 

 

 

Roads & Transport SPC

 

Monday, 25 March 2019

 

 

Friday, 14 June 2019

 

 

Friday, 20 September 2019

 

 

Monday, 9th December 2019

 

 

 

Housing SPC

 

Monday, 25th February 2019

 

 

Friday, 12th April 2019

 

 

Monday, 22rd July 2019

 

 

Friday, 15th November 2019

 

 

 

Arts, Culture & Languages SPC

 

Friday, 15 February 2019

 

 

Monday, 27 May 2019

 

 

Monday, 8 July 2019

 

 

Friday, 22 November  2019

 

 

 

Environment SPC

 

Monday, 11th March, 2019

 

 

Friday, 17th May 2019

 

 

Monday, 23rd September 2019

 

 

Monday, 11th November 2019

 

 

 

Economic Development & Enterprise SPC

 

Friday, 11 January 2019

 

 

Monday, 10 June 2019

 

 

Friday, 19 July 2019

 

 

Monday, 28 October 2019

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 1
PLANNING & STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT

Michael Lynch. Director of Planning & Strategic Development 

Chairperson:

Cllr. Michael Hegarty

Meeting Administrator:

Marguerite Allison

Members:

Cllr. Noel Collins

Cllr. Michael Hegarty

Cllr. Liam Madden

Cllr. Tony O’Shea

Cllr. Ted Lucey

Cllr. Aidan Lombard

Cllr. Frank O’Flynn

Cllr. Seamus McGrath

Cllr. Padraig O’Sullivan

Cllr. Joe Carroll

Cllr. Bernard Moynihan

Cllr. Alan Coleman

Cllr. Frank Roche

Cllr. James Kennedy

External Sectoral Representatives:

Agriculture - Billy Cotter

Business & Employers - Aiden O’Neill

Environment/Conservation - 

Development/Construction - Michael O'Flynn

Community & Voluntary - 

Social Inclusion - 

Others - Prof Donagh Berry

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 2
ENVIRONMENT CLIMATE ACTION & BIODIVERSITY

Louis Duffy, Director of Environment and Emergency Services

Chairperson:

Cllr. Anthony Barry

Meeting Administrator:

Ted O'Leary

Members:

Cllr. Liam O’Connor

Cllr. Kevin Murphy

Cllr. Anthony Barry

Cllr. Gerard Murphy

Cllr. Alan O’Connor

Cllr. Liam Quaide

Cllr. Christopher O’Sullivan

Cllr. Michael Looney

Cllr. Audrey Buckley

Cllr. Sean O’Donovan

Cllr. Deirdre O’Brien

Cllr. Holly Cairns

Cllr. Cathal Rasmussen

Cllr. Marcia D’Alton

External Sectoral Representatives:

Agriculture - Chris Hayes

Business & Employers - Cian Murphy

Environment/Conservation - 

Environment/Conservation - 

Development/Construction - Michael O'Shea

Community & Voluntary -

Others - 

Others - 

Others - 

Others - 

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 3
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT &  ENTERPRISE POLICY

Sharon Corcoran, Director of Economic Development & Enterprise

Chairperson:

Cllr. Frank O'Flynn

Meeting Administrator:

John Forde

Members:

Cllr. Michael Hegarty

Cllr. Susan McCarthy

Cllr. John Paul O’Shea

Cllr. Kay Dawson

Cllr. John O’Sullivan

Cllr. Frank O’Flynn

Cllr. Pat Hayes

Cllr. James O’Connor

Cllr. Gearóid Murphy

Cllr. Martin Coughlan

Cllr. Paul Hayes

Cllr. James Kennedy

Cllr. Gerard Murphy

Cllr. Noel McCarthy

External Sectoral Representatives:

Agriculture - 

Business & Employers - 

Trade Union - Michael Delargey

Development/Construction - Aidan Mangan

Community & Voluntary - 

Others - 

Others - 

Others - 

Others - 

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 4
TOURISM

Sharon Corcoran, Director of Economic Development & Enterprise

Chairperson:

Cllr. Alan Coleman

Meeting Administrator:

Rose Carroll

Members:

Cllr. Karen Coakley

Cllr. Susan McCarthy

Cllr. Marie O’Sullivan

Cllr. John O’Sullivan

Cllr. Christopher O’Sullivan

Cllr. Joe Carroll

Cllr. Pat Hayes

Cllr. Sean O’Donovan

Cllr. Alan Coleman

Cllr. Declan Hurley

Cllr. Danny Collins

Cllr. Sean O’Connor

Cllr. Paul Hayes

Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley

External Sectoral Representatives:

Agriculture - 

Business & Employers - Derry Cronin

Business & Employers - Aaron Mansworth

Community & Voluntary - 

Others - Josephine O'Driscoll

Others - Clayton Love

Others - Valerie Murphy

Others - Eileen O’Shea

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 5
HOUSING

Maurice Manning, Director of Housing

Chairperson:

Cllr. Seamus McGrath

Meeting Administrator:

Karen Higgins

Members:

Cllr. Noel Collins

Cllr. Liam Madden

Cllr. Noel McCarthy

Cllr. Sinead Sheppard

Cllr. Anthony Barry

Cllr. Seamus McGrath

Cllr. Gillian Coughlan

Cllr. Patrick Gerard Murphy

Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley

Cllr. Ben D’Alton O’Sullivan

Cllr. Sean O’Connor

Cllr. Cathal Rasmussen

Cllr. Danny Collins

Cllr. Danielle Twomey

External Sectoral Representatives:

Trade Union - Colm J Cronin

Development/Construction - Stephen McCarthy

Community & Voluntary - 

Community & Voluntary - 

Social Inclusion - 

Social Inclusion - 

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 6
ROADS & TRANSPORT

Pádraig Barrett, Director of Roads & Transport

Chairperson:

Cllr. Declan Hurley

Meeting Administrator:

Noreen Murphy

Members:

Cllr. Michael Creed

Cllr. Tony O’Shea

Cllr. Kevin Murphy

Cllr. Ted Lucey

Cllr. Eileen Lynch

Cllr. Aidan Lombard

Cllr. Michael Looney

Cllr. William O’Leary

Cllr. Deirdre O’Brien

Cllr. James O’Connor

Cllr. Gillian Coughlan

Cllr. Frank Roche

Cllr. Declan Hurley

Cllr. Ben D’Alton O’Sullivan

External Sectoral Representatives:

 

Agriculture -

Business & Employers - Seán Twohig

Trade Union - John Bowen

Environment/Conservation -

Development/Construction - Seán Carrigy

Community & Voluntary -

Social Inclusion -

Others

Others

Others

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 7
Social Inclusion, Community & Rural Development

Niall Healy, Municipal District Operations & Rural Development

Chairperson:

Cllr. John Paul O'Shea

Meeting Administrator:

Fiona Hayes

Members:

Cllr. Eileen Lynch

Cllr. Ian Doyle

Cllr. Audrey Buckley

Cllr. Bernard Moynihan

Cllr. Gobnait Moynihan

Cllr. Marcia D’Alton

Cllr. Michael Creed

Cllr. John Paul O’Shea

Cllr. Kay Dawson

Cllr. Marie O’Sullivan

Cllr. Katie Murphy

Cllr. Liam Quaide

Cllr. Danielle Twomey

External Sectoral Representatives:

Trade Union - Eddie Mullins

Environment/Conservation - 

Development/Construction - 

Community & Voluntary - 

Community & Voluntary - 

Community & Voluntary - 

Community & Voluntary - 

Social Inclusion - 

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 8
ARTS, CULTURE & LANGUAGE

Niall Healy, Municipal District Operations & Rural Development

Chairperson:

Cllr. Patrick Gerard Murphy

Meeting Administrator:

Ian McDonagh

Members:

Cllr. Karen Coakley

Cllr. Liam O’Connor

Cllr. Katie Murphy

Cllr. Sinead Sheppard

Cllr. Patrick Gerard Murphy

Cllr. Ian Doyle

Cllr. William O’Leary

Cllr. Gobnait Moynihan

Cllr. Holly Cairns

Cllr. Martin Coughlan

Cllr. Gearóid Murphy

Cllr. Padraig O’Sullivan

Cllr. Alan O’Connor

External Sectoral Representatives:

Business & Employers - Kenneth Buckley

Community & Voluntary - 

Community & Voluntary - 

Social Inclusion - 

Others - Mary Hegarty

Others - 

Others - 

Others -

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