National Economic and Social Council

From SourceWatch
Jump to navigation Jump to search

"In January 2012, the sustainable development role performed by Comhar, the Sustainable Development Council (SDC), was integrated into the work of the National Economic and Social Council (NESC). NESC has since developed its work in a way that integrates sustainable development issues into its analysis of significant national challenges. Comhar SDC was established in 1999 as the forum for national consultation and dialogue on all issues relating to sustainable development."[1]


Accessed January 2015: [2]

Chairperson: Martin Fraser (Department of the Taoiseach)

Deputy Chairperson: John Shaw (Department of the Taoiseach)

The Environmental Pillar

Oisín Coghlan (Friends Of the Earth)

Michael Ewing (The Environmental Pillar)

Karin Dubsky (The Environmental Pillar)

Siobhan Egan (The Environmental Pillar)

Trade Union Pillar Nominees

Sally Anne Kinahan (ICTU)

Shay Cody (IMPACT)

David Begg (ICTU)

Manus O'Riordan (Services Industrial Professional Technical Union)

Business and Employer Organisation Pillar Nominees

Danny McCoy (IBEC)

Tony Donohue (IBEC)

Ian Talbot (Chambers Ireland)

Tom Parlon (Construction Industry Federation)

Agricultural and Farming Organisation Pillar Nominees

Seamus O`Donohoe (Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society)

Frank Allen (Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association)

Pat Smith (IFA)

Edmond Connolly (Macra na Feirme)

Community and Voluntary Pillar Nominees

Sean Healy (Social Justice Ireland)

Bríd O'Brien (INOU)

Karen Murphy (Irish Council for Social Housing)

James Doorley (National Youth Council of Ireland)

Government Department Nominees

Derek Moran (Department of Finance)

John Murphy (Department of Jobs, Enterprise, & Innovation)

Seán Ó Foghlú (Department of Education and Skills)

John McCarthy (Department of Environment, Community and Local Government)

Independent Nominees

Prof Edgar Morgenroth, Associate Research Professor, ESRI

Prof John McHale, NUI, Galway

Prof Mary Daly, University of Oxford

Prof Anna Davies, Trinity College Dublin

Prof Seán Ó Riain, NUI, Maynooth

Dr Michael O’Sullivan, Chief Investment Officer, UK & EEMEA, Credit Suisse

Dr Michelle Norris, School of Applied Social Science, UCD Geary Institute

Mary Walsh, Chartered Accountant



Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. About, National Economic and Social Council, accessed January 14, 2015.
  2. Council, National Economic and Social Council, accessed January 14, 2015.