Role of the Corporate Policy Group

The Role of the Corporate Policy Group (CPG), it's membership and establishment.

Role of Corporate Policy Group

The Corporate Policy Group (CPG) is a Committee of the Council and is established under Section 133 of the Local Government Act 2001. It comprises the Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council who chairs the group, the chairpersons of the Councils Strategic Policy Committees, and the chairs of each Municipal District.

The role of the CPG is to advise and assist the elected Council in the formulation, development, monitoring and review of policy. It may also make proposals for the allocation of business as between SPC’s and for the general coordination of business. The CPG also may promote coordination, consistency, effectiveness, and avoidance of duplication in the performance of functions of the Council by municipal district members. The Chief Executive is obliged to consult with the CPG in the preparation of the Corporate Plan and in the drafting of the Councils draft budget. The CPG may also request the Chief Executive to provide a report to it on any matter relating to a function of the Council.

The current membership of the CPG is:

  • Cllr. Eamon Aylward
  • Cllr. Ger Frisby
  • Cllr. Matt Doran
  • Cllr. Michael McCarthy
  • Cllr. Peter Cleere
  • Cllr. Tomás Breathnach
  • Cllr. Pat Fitzpatrick
  • Cllr. Pat Dunphy
  • Cllr. Andrew McGuinness

The following also attend

  • Colette Byrne, Chief Executive Officer
  • Martin Prendiville, Head of Finance
  • Mary Mulholland, Director of Services
  • Tim Butler, Director of Services
  • Sean McKeown, Director of Services.


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