New Commissioners and Board Members
Representatives of Dublin City Council
On his election as Lord Mayor of Dublin on 21 June 2004 Councillor Michael Conaghan, became an ex officio Commissioner of Irish Lights.
Councillor Conaghan comes from Donegal. He has been a Labour Party Councillor for Ballyfermot Ward since 1991 and is Chairmain of the City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee. He is Assistant Principal of Inchicore College of Further Education and has an interest in arts, heritage, and culture.
Also, following local elections on 11 June 2004, Dublin City Council has nominated Councillors Eric Byrne and Terence Flanagan as its representatives on the Board of the Commissioners of Irish Lights.
Councillor Eric Byrne is a Labour Party Councillor for the Crumlin-Kimmage Ward, having been first elected to Dublin Corporation in 1985. He is committed to representing those Dubliners whose voices have previously gone unheard. Councillor Byrne was a Dáil Deputy from 1989 to 1992 and from 1994 to 1997.
Councillor Terence Flanagan is a Fine Gael
Councillor for the Artane Ward. He replaced Richard Bruton TD, on
Dublin City Council in October 2003 following the ending of the
dual mandate, and was re-elected in the 2004 local elections. He is
a member of the Council's Finance Strategic Policy Committee.
Councillor Flanagan is an accountant with a major bank and is also
a board member of the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
Executive Members of the Board
Following a review of corporate governance structures by the Commissioners, the Chief Executive and Heads of Departments were appointed as Executive members of the Board of the Commissioners of Irish Lights on 23 April 2004