Councillors’ training from law, media to Writers Week

Members of Kilkenny County Council claimed training and education allowances totalling €87,114.70 in 2011, according to council figures.

Members of Kilkenny County Council claimed training and education allowances totalling €87,114.70 in 2011, according to council figures.

So, what exactly were they learning?

Here, according to the monthly meeting agendas from March 2010 until last month, are the conferences attended by the 26 members over the course of the year.

Maurice Shortall (January 14-16) EU Legislation LA Housing

Fidelis Doherty (January 29) Law Reform in Ireland’s Economic Future

John Brennan (February 4) Carlow Annual Tourism Conference

Maurice Shortall (February 11-12) AMAI Spring Seminar

Matt Doran (March 4-6) Employment Law and Insurance Issues

Pat Dunphy (March 18-20) Effective Time and Priority Management

Fidelis Doherty (March 24-25) Rebuilding Confidence in Urban and Rural Communities

Maurice Shortall (March 4-6) Media Skills

Sean Treacy (April 15-17) The Future of Local Politics

Cora Long (April 15-17) Good Friday Agreement

Martin Brett (April 29-30) LAMA Conference

Pat Crowley (May 13-15) Public Speaking

Mary Hilda Cavanagh (May 27-29) Exploring Local Government Reform

John Brennan (June 1-5) Listowel Writers Weekend

Andrew McGuinness (June 3) Renewable Energy Local Government – Can make a difference

Pat Dunphy (June 17) Challenges and Opportunities Facing Local Government

Mary Hilda Cavanagh (June 10-12) Training Seminar – Responsibilities indemnity from liability of decisions of the body corporate

Pat Millea (April 1) Nuclear-Free Local Authorities Seminar

Mary Hilda Cavanagh (May 27-29) Exploring Local Govt. Reform – Lessons to be learned from the Private Sector

Michael O’Brien (June 17) Sean McDiarmada Summer School

Tom Maher (June 24-26) Performance Management for Councillors

Mary Hilda Cavanagh and Sean Treacy (July 8-10) Time Management Media and IT Skills

Maurice Shortall (July 15-17) Trevor/Bowen Summer School

Jane Galway (July 15-17) Gaeilge for Comhairleoiri

Mary Hilda Cavanagh, Sean Treacy and Pat Millea (July 22-23) The Cllr and Local Govt. Environmental Service

Mary Hilda Cavanagh (July 25-27) Briefing for members – Current issues in Education

John Coonan, Pat Millea, Cora Long and Matt Doran (July, 29) McGill Summer School – Transforming Ireland 2011-2016

Andrew McGuinness (July 29-31) Health and Safety, Risk Assessment and Insurance

Tomas Breathnach (August, 12-13) Practical Planning Law for Cllrs

John Coonan (August 12-14) Legislation for reform of Local Govt.

Mary Hilda Cavanagh (August 14-19) Parnell Summer School – Equality then and now

Jane Galway (August 19-21) Local Govt. promoting renewable energy – Advantages of Solar Power

Tom Maher (September 8-10) AMAI Annual Conference

Fidelis Doherty (9th September 9) Developing Community Resilience and Understanding

Michael O’Brien (September 9-10) Anthony Trollope Summer School

Matt Doran (September 23-25) Effective Representation to your constituents

Tommy Prendergast (September 23-24) LAMA Autumn – The role of tourism in economic recovery

Catherine Connery (September 28) Ageing Well Network

John Coonan (September 29) TASC – Instruments of Recovery

Fidelis Doherty (30th September 30) National Enterprise Conference

Catherine Connery (3rd October 3) Simon – Homelessness and Health – Making a Link

Fidelis Doherty (October 7-8) Local Government and Planning Seminar

Pat Dunphy (October, 14-16) Local Authority Housing Affected by the Social Housing Assessment Regulations

Eamon Aylward (October 21-31) Celtic Conferences – Optimising Taxation Allowance and Revenue on line workshop

Catherine Connery (November 4) BMW Assembly – Regional Innovation – catalyst for sustainable economic growth

Tommy Prendergast (November 4) Local Govt. Powers to create/abolish rights of way

Matt Doran (November 4-6) Local Govt. Powers to create/abolish rights of way

Catherine Connery (November 5) Conference on great war 1914-1918

Fidelis Doherty (November 9) ‘Back from the brink’

Marie Fitzpatrick (November 11) ‘Nuclear Free Local Authorities’

Fidelis Doherty (November 12) Strategic Planning for 2012

Pat Dunphy (November 18-20) Institute of Professional Training – Local Authority Budgets 2012

Catherine Connery (November 24-26) Tourism – The potential for Economic Growth

Eamon Aylward (November 25) Renewable Energy

Sean Treacy (October 28-29) The role of the Councillor in Education and the Community

Fidelis Doherty (December 10) Septic tanks and the Environment