Donegal ETB Board Members

In accordance with the provisions of the Education and Training Boards Act, on July 1 2013, Donegal Vocational Education Committees ceased to exist  and was aggregated into a new body, the Donegal Education and Training Board

Geoffrey Browne

Chairperson,

Parents Representative

Cllr Rena Donaghey

Deputy Chairperson,
County Councillor

Cllr Martin Harley

Cllr Martin Harley

County Councillor

Cllr Ian McGarvey

County Councillor

Cllr Noreen McGarvey

County Councillor

Cllr Albert Doherty

County Councillor

Cllr Gary Doherty

County Councillor

Cllr John Seamus Ó Fearraigh

County Councillor

Cllr Michael McBride 

County Councillor

Cllr Donal Coyle

County Councillor

Cllr Martin Farren

County Councillor

Lorraine Thompson

Youth Work Ireland (Donegal Youth Service)

Noel Rodden

Staff Representative

Cllr Barry Sweeny

County Councillor

Joanne Donaghy

Staff Representative

Gerard Grant

Industry Representative (Pramerica)

Patsy McVicar

National Association of Principals & Deputy Principals (NAPD)

The Membership is comprised of 21 Members elected under the provisions of Section 30 of the Education and Training Boards Act, 2013, ie:

  • 12 Members nominated by Donegal County Council under Section 30 1 (a) following the Local Authority Elections;
  • 2 Members who are members of staff. Section 30 1 (b) Two Staff Nominees have been elected;
  • 2 Members of Parent Representatives. Section 30 1 (c) Two nominated by Parents Association;
  • 5 Members appointed in accordance with Section 30 subsection (11) Nominating Bodies as specified by the Minister under this Section emanate from    specialist interests/areas including:
  • Bodies’ representative of Business, Industry and Employers (one)
  • Bodies’ representative of Learners (one)
  • Bodies’ representative of Persons engaged in the management of, or leadership in, recognised Schools (one)
  • Bodies’ which are not in the above three designated categories (two)