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Mid West Regional Action Plan for Jobs Implementation Committee

While the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation oversees the Regional Action Plans for Jobs at national level each Regional Action Plan is monitored by a Regional Implementation Committee at regional level.

Enterprise Champions

Many of the actions set out in the Regional APJs are delivered by public sector bodies acting collaboratively. Some of the actions require active engagement with the private sector so strong business representation is required.

To this end, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation has appointed locally based enterprise champions to each Regional Implementation Committee to work with the public bodies on the implementation of the Plans, including the identification of new actions to be added to the Plans as they evolve.

Barry O’Sullivan, Plant Manager at Johnson & Johnson Visioncare (Ireland), Co. Limerick, chairs the committee and Birgitta Hedin-Curtin, MD of Burren Smokehouse Ltd., Co. Clare is vice chair.

The other Enterprise Champions in the Mid West are Clodagh Cavanagh, MD of Abbey Machinery, Co. Tipperary and Gerry Reynolds, CEO of Takumi Precision Engineering Ltd., Co. Limerick.

Member Organisations

Organisations represented on the committee are:

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation
Enterprise Ireland
IDA Ireland
Limerick Local Enterprise Office
Clare Local Enterprise Office
Tipperary Local Enterprise Office
Clare County Council
Limerick City & County Council
Tipperary County Council
Fáilte Ireland
Limerick & Clare ETB
Tipperary ETB
University of Limerick
Limerick Institute of Technology
Mary Immaculate College
Shannon College of Hotel Management
Southern Regional Assembly
Shannon Group Plc
Waterways Ireland
County Tipperary Chamber
Shannon Chamber
Limerick Chamber
The Department of Social Protection
The Department of Environment, Community & Local Government
The University of Limerick
Regional Skills Forum


Orlaith Borthwick is Programme Manager of the Mid West Action Plan for Jobs and serves as secretariat to the Mid West Regional Action Plan for Jobs Implementation Committee.

Meetings of the Mid West Regional Action Plan for Jobs Implementation Committee

9th March 2016, County Hall, Dooradoyle, Limerick
4th July 2016, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Nenagh
5th December 2016, County Hall, Dooradoyle, Limerick