Kildare Public Participation Secretariat

James Cotter


Anne Crowe (Chair)

Social Inclusion

Liz Denieffe

Naas MD

P.J Fagan (Vice Chair)

Social Inclusion

Cliona Kelliher




Declan Nolan

Athy MD

Dermot O'Donnell

Celbridge/Leixlip MD

Naomi Scott-Hayward

Clane/Maynooth MD

Sarah Shakespeare

Kildare/Newbridge MD



Role of the Secretariat

The Kildare Public Participation Network Secretariat is made up of 11 members. Two seats are allocated to each of the three Electoral Pillars and the remaining five seats, are allocated to each of the five Municipal Districts.

The members of the Secretariat are independent of Kildare County Council and are elected by the members of Kildare PPN.

The Secretariat’s role is:

  • To ensure the aims and objectives of the Kildare Public Participation Network are met.
  • To ensure that member groups are informed of developments relevant to their groups.
  • To represent member group’ interests.
  • To facilitate the implementation of the decisions of the Plenary.
  • To develop Kildare Public Participation Network into an effective collective voice for community groups in Kildare.
  • To engage with and support the PPN Representatives.

Secretariat Calendar & Meeting Minutes

Visit our Secretariat resource page to view our calendar of meetings and minutes from previous meetings.