Latest Laois News: Pauline Flanagan appointed to Laois Partnership Board
Pauline Flanagan appointed to Board as SETU Representative
Pauline Flanagan has been appointed to the Laois Partnership Board as the South East Technological University’s (SETU) representative. Ms Flanagan works as a lecturer in SETU Carlow (formerly known as IT Carlow). Laois Partnership Company is the Local Development Company for County Laois. A State and EU funded organisation, it delivers a range of programmes and supports to people, communities and businesses in the county.
Ms Flanagan commented: ‘I am delighted to have been appointed to the Laois Partnership Board. There is extensive work – and funding – that is overseen and completed by the board ensuring Laois is a better place to live by enhancing community life, combatting disadvantage and social exclusion and supporting enterprise development. I hope to more than play my part on this board’, concluded Pauline Flanagan.
Peter O Neill, Chair of Laois Partnership expressed his delight at Pauline Flanagan joining the board. ‘Pauline Flanagan’s extensive experience in higher education, where she is educated at doctorate level, and in being embedded in a range of community initiatives across Laois will be a huge bonus for our board. Pauline’s background in Public Relations will also ensure that we endeavour to continue to promote the extensive work done on a daily basis in Laois Partnership to support people, communities and businesses in Laois’, concluded Mr O Neill.
Pauline Flanagan holds a BA in Theology and Economics from St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, an MA in Public Relations from DIT and a Doctorate in Education from the University in Sheffield, UK.
She is an active voluntary participant in various communities in Laois and is a voluntary member on many other Laois boards including Board Secretary for Laois Volunteer Centre and Youth Work Ireland Laois and a board member of Laois Traveller Action Group. She is also an active member of Laois Integration Network (LIN), she is Secretary for the Portlaoise St. Patrick’s Day committee and joint-PRO with ‘Mothers & Others’ in Portlaoise GAA. She is also National Events Director with the Fianna Fáil Women’s Network.