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Local Development Companies

Building Vibrant, Inclusive Communities across Ireland
Group of woman at the 2019 Expo

Local Development Companies

Building Vibrant, Inclusive Communities across Ireland

WELCOME TO

Irish Local Development Network (ILDN)

The Irish Local Development Network CLG (ILDN) is the representative body for Ireland’s Local Development Companies (LDCs). These 49 not-for-profit groups are building inclusive, vibrant communities and better life chances for people in every part of Ireland.

They assist communities and disadvantaged persons/groups with personal development and well-being, social inclusion, employment training and placement, enterprise and social enterprise, community development, environment and climate action.

ILDN Chairperson - Jim Finn.

Chief Executive Officer                                    Joe Saunders joe@ildn.ie

Administrator                                                  Tanya Higgins-Carey admin@ildn.ie

Employment & Enterprise Coordinator      Donie McGrath donie@ildn.ie

Director of Communications & Public Affairs Jonathan Hoare jonathan.hoare@ildn.ie

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The Network in Numbers

stats

49

Local Development
Companies

2,100

Staff
Nationwide

15,000+

Community Groups
Assisted Annually

170,000+

Persons Assisted
annually

€340

Value of Programmes
Delivered Annually