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The Board of NYCI is the Governing body of the National Youth Council of Ireland and broadly represents all member organisations and is ultimately responsible to the Member Organisations.

The Board consists of the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, the Chairpersons of the two Standing Conferences (see below) as well as ordinary members. Ordinary members are elected through two separate Electoral Colleges reflecting the different backgrounds and objectives of individual member organisations. A system of gender balancing operates in Board elections. The Youth Work Electoral College elects seven people to the Board. The Youth Interest Electoral College elects four people to the Board.

The Board implements the work programme and policies of the National Youth Council of Ireland and it is the decision making body between assemblies. The Board meets at least six times a year.


NYCI Board Members

(Last updated June 23 2014)

James O’Leary (Involve Youth Service Ltd),  President 

Michelle Carew (National Association for Youth Drama),  Vice President 

David Owen (An Óige), Treasurer                                                                

Patricia McKenna (Macra na Feirme)(IAC Chairperson)                                  

Mike Randall (Scouting Ireland)                                                

Mary T Hally (Irish Girl Guides)                                                  

Aileen Mulligan (Crosscare/Catholic Youth Care)                                              

Gellert Merza (Young Christian Workers)                                             

Denis O’Brien (Foroige)                                                                

Sean Finan (Macra)                                                                        

Paul Gralton (YWI)                                                                          

Gregory Moroney (Ogra Fianna Fail)                                      

Elaine Nevin (ECO-Unesco)                                                                        

Ian Power (Spunout)