Offaly Local Development Company (OLDC) Representatives


Maura Allen: I have many years’ experience as a community worker serving on the board of OLDC, CO Offaly Federation I.C.A, The PPN, Clonbullogue Development Association, Hall Committee and Senior Citizens Group. I think my experience qualifies me to serve on the new panel and make a valuable contribution. My work over the years has included working towards a better environment and also to improve local facilities for local communities while acknowledging the valuable contributions of volunteers. My attendance record at meetings is very good and can be verified by the RW of Offaly PPN and CEO OLDC. I am requesting your support on this occasion and look forward to serving you.   


Molly Buckley

A Public Health Nurse by profession, has worked extensively in Community Development and Family Support Services and is best described as an Equality and Disability Rights Activist. Chairperson of Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service, Chairperson for Rights of the Elderly Voluntary Housing Association Ltd. (Built 19 houses and a Community Centre shared with Tullamore Housing Association) Chairperson of Power4Good Ireland Ltd, working with People with a Disability in Zambia. Board member of OLDC and Midlands Simon Community, Lifelong member of Irish Wheelchair Association. Member of the Network of Older People, Member of Offaly Age Friendly committee


Padraig Boland: Padraig has been immersed in Community and Voluntary Activity throughout his life – from Youth work to St Vincent De Paul, from sport to Social Inclusion, from Environmental Activity to Just transition. His work as training manager with LOETB enhances his capacity to support individuals and communities in the County, especially those on the margins. He will ensure that the needs of Communities are to the fore of OLDC’s agenda.