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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.

Gerard P. Kilcommins, VP & GM Worldwide Vascular Operations, at Medtronic, Galway chairs the committee. The other Enterprise Champions in the West are Paul Coffey, Vice President & Plant General Manager at Allergan, Co. Mayo; Mike Conroy of Cisco, Co.Galway; and Pauline Naughton, Managing Director of P&G Cards, Co. Roscommon.

Member Organisations

Organisations represented on the committee are:

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation
Enterprise Ireland
IDA Ireland
Galway City Council
Galway County Council
Roscommon County Council
Mayo County Council
Galway Local Enterprise Office
Mayo Local Enterprise Office
Roscommon Local Enterprise Office
Fáilte Ireland
Northern & Western Regional Assembly
Údarás na Gaeltachta
Western Development Commission
Galway & Roscommon ETB
Mayo Sligo & Leitrim ETB
NUI Galway
Waterways Ireland
Bord Iascaigh Mhara
Bord Bia
TeagascAthlone Chamber
Galway Chamber
Regional Skills Forum
The Department of Social ProtectionThe Department of Environment
The Department of Arts and Heritage


Mary Blowick of Mayo County Council serves as secretariat to the West Regional Action Plan for Jobs Implementation Committee.

Meetings of the West Regional Action Plan for Jobs Implementation Committee

18th April 2016, Aras an Chontae, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
17th June 2016, Aras an Chontae, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
16th January 2017, Medtronic, Co. Galway