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Dundalk Media Centre CLG Board of Directors 2017/2018


Back Row L – R: Eamon O’Reilly, Pat Byrne, Pat Hamilton, Jim Ryan, Stephen Murphy (Chairperson). Front Row L – R Cathal Cassidy, Alison Lennon, Marissa Lucchesi,  Emma Coffey (Treasurer). Absent form the photo is Joe Duffy (Vice Chairperson), Aileen Nulty , Caoimhe O’Malley and Sarah Kirk.

Pat Byrne (HR Committee)

Pat worked for the Bank of Ireland for 41 years. He was involved in a range of local organisations e.g. Sport (Soccer Club Chairman & GAA Committee member), Lions Club (incl. President), Rotary, County Development Board, Special Olympics Host Town Committee (Chairman), Tsunami Charity Fund Raising Committee (Chairman), Chamber of Commerce (incl. President). Currently on Board of Management in local school and feels that DMC offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the local community.

Sean Callaghan (Programme and Technical Committee)

Sean is retired electronic engineer and is a musician. He is interested in programme development and programme review mechanisms. He presents a weekly radio show called Beaten Tracks. Sean is and has been a member of the monthly Programming and Technical Committee that meet at the station.

Cathal Cassidy

Cathal is a board member of the Cuchulainn Credit Union and contributes to two weekly programmes on Dundalk FM. He has over fifty years of experience as a self employed manger in the grocery, bar, off licence and video/music business. Cathal’s interests are in dealing with community interests and problem solving.

Emma Coffey (Treasurer, Finance Committee)

Emma qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and set up her own practice in December 2014 and works in the following areas: conveyancing, arbitration, licencing law, probation, civil litigation, road traffic matters and family law. Emma was appointed as Treasurer of Dundalk Media Centre in October 2016.

Joe Duffy (Vice Chairperson, HR Committee)

Joe is a Radio Presenter on Dundalk FM and joined the station in 2005. He has extensive experience in Sales and Marketing and in promoting good community relations.

With the skills and knowledge he has gained over the last number of years at the station, he feels that he would be an asset to the Board and sub committees. He has completed four Sound and Vision projects on local topics.

Pat Hamilton (Finance Committee)

Pat is a retired teacher and taught at St Joseph’s National School, Dromiskin. He has experience of being a treasurer in his local GAA club. Pat is interested in governance, finances and would like to make a programme about the annual Cooley Poc Fada. Pat’s interest is in assisting in providing and serving specific ‘niches’ and in becoming competent in local community radio issues/workings.

Sarah Kirk

Sarah co-presents a weekly local music show called The First Cut and is a resident DJ in the Spirit Store. Sarah started volunteering with Dundalk FM in 2016. She has a Diploma in Music Production and studied English and Media. Sarah is a Manager of a local Coffee Shop.

Sarah is very passionate about local music and the creative community in general and feels that as someone who works and has immersed themselves in the music scene for years she should be advocating for it in a position like being a board member.

Alison Lennon (Sound and Vision Committee)

Alison has a Doctorate in Medieval History and Archaeology and has designed and delivered a number of lectures as part of the Extra-Mural Lecture Series offered by the Medieval History Department of Trinity College and tutored in Trinity College while studying for her PhD, teaching groups of 1st and 2nd year students medieval history. Alison continues to deliver lectures in her area of expertise: the medieval archaeology of Counties Down and Louth.

Marissa Lucchesi

Marissa is a broadcaster and researcher with Dundalk FM and works as a voluntary classroom assistant. Marissa is interested in arts, music, equality issues and youth development.

Marissa contributes to the local newspaper and also contributes to magazines. She also has experience as a theatre producer and also in film development and production and music management. Marissa has professional experience as an executive in sales and marketing, HR and conflict resolution. Through her role as a presenter of the morning current affairs programme, Marissa has established a strong connection with the community sector in Dundalk.

Stephen Murphy (Chairperson)

Stephen has previous community experience as part of the Dillonstown Community Centre and is a pastor of the Dundalk Baptist Church. In 2005 Stephen took part in a media course run by Dundalk FM and since then he contributes to two weekly programmes. He has management experience in the Dublin City Library (1983-1988). Stephen wishes to use his skills to help the vision and direction of Dundalk FM.

Aileen Nulty

Aileen is a former Insurance Broker and is currently on the Management Committee of the Drogheda Karate Club. She has Sales Experience for a large Irish retailer. She feels she can bring marketings and fundraising ideas to the station. She is very interested in helping to fundraise and helping out at events

Caoimhe O’Malley 

Caoimhe is a teacher and has experience in producing and broadcasting current affairs and music programming on Dundalk FM. As a teacher she is very involved in the community especially youth and young adult education and development. She has HR, conflict management and communication skills. As a member and broadcaster she has the best interest of the station at heart and wished to see it being as good as it can be and a central focal point in the community.

Eamon O’Reilly (HR Committee)

Eamon is a retired Eircom engineer and also has experience in mediation for voluntary groups and has many years experience of chairing committee meetings. He produced two radio documentaries about a local company that makes batch loaves and also about the local pigeon club. Eamon is a presenter on the local history show and also on the current affairs show.

Jim Ryan

Jim presents a popular Classical Music show every Sunday at noon – ‘Classic Sounds’. He is interested in sports, current affairs and all types of music especially jazz. Jim was a previous member of the Board and is interested in promoting Dundalk FM because it is an important local community service. Jim has over thirty years experience with Lyons Tea in the area of Merchandising, Advertising, Marketing and Sales.

Board Meetings are at 7pm on the third Tuesday in the Community Offices, Partnership Court, Dundalk.

Michael Nulty, Bernadette Breen Gina Clarke, Padraig Quigley and Paddy McEneaney.

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Alan Byrne, Geraldine McCullagh, Gina Clarke, Eileen Corcoran, Bernadette Breen, Padraig Quigley, Cathal Cassidy, Aidan Noone, Michael Nulty, Paddy McEneaney, Charles Barker.

Dundalk FM Staff

You can call 042 939 51 00 and reception will put you through directly to staff.

Alan Byrne, Manager alanbyrne@dundalkfm.com

Padraig Quigley, Assistant Manager, Programming, OB’s, Website padraigquigley@dundalkfm.com

Paddy McEneaney, News, Community Notices, Training paddymac@dundalkfm.com

Edel McMullan, Current Affairs, Interviews edelmcmullan@dundalkfm.com

Celine O’Hanlon and Kate Darcy,  Accounts and Administration info@dundalkfm.com

Paul O’Neill, Evening Duty Manager, Spotlight Show pauloneill@dundalkfm.com

Liam Gormley,  Weekend Duty Manager liamgormley@dundalkfm,com


Andrew Nulty      Andrewnulty@dundalkfm.com

Joe Duffy       Joeduffy@dundalkfm.com

Dundalk FM Board of Directors and Committee meeting dates 2018.



and Technical


1st Tuesday

4.30 pm





Last Tuesday

of the Month



2nd Thueday

6.00 pm



3rd Tuesday

7.00 pm

January 2nd 10th 4th
February 6th 7th 13th 20th
March 6th 27th 13th 20th
April 3rd 24th 10th 17th
May 1st 29th 8th 15th
June 5th 26th 12th 19th
July 3rd 24th 10th 17th
August 7th 28th 14th 21st
September 4th 25th 11th 18th
October 2nd 30th 9th 16th
November 6th 27th 13th 20th
December 4th tbc 11th 18th
Hugh McKitterick served as Chairperson and Treasurer and continues to contribute to the website and IT development as well as broadcasting as a member of the Dundalk Lion’s Club At Your Service programme. Sean Callaghan is the presenter of The Beaten Tracks music show. Conor Kavanagh was a guest speaker at the Dundalk FM 2011 AGM and Eileen Corcoran is a presenter of the Town Talk Current Affairs show and hosted the Arts and Culture show.

Programme and Technical Committee

Members: Sean Callaghan, Padraig Quigley and Alan Byrne and open to all members and people with new programme proposals.

Terms of Reference

  1. Examine and make recommendations on programme proposals, demos and provide feedback to their contributors.

  2. Review programmes on a regular basis and ensure that all BAI and other related requirements are being satisfied.

  3. The sub committee will be comprised of at least one Board Director, three representatives of the radio presenters/technical persons, broadcast staff and the Manager of the Dundalk Media Centre.

  4. The sub committee will meet at least once a month and will report on a monthly basis to the Board of Directors.

  5. The sub committee will strive to make decisions by consensus or simple majority. The quorum for all meetings will be three persons.

Programme and Technical Meetings are at 4.30pm on the first Tuesday at the Dundalk FM Offices and are open to all members and people with new programme ideas.

Management and Operations Committee (Office Holders)

Terms of Reference

  1. Follow up on actions from the Board Meeting.

  2. Keep track of progress of the Strategic Plan activities.

  3. Advise and support the Manager.

Funding and Finance Committee

Members: Emma Coffey (Treasurer), Pat Hamilton, Stephen Murphy, Andrew Nulty and Alan Byrne.

Terms of Reference

  1. Agree the Annual Budget.

  2. Indentify sources of funds.

  3. Ensure cash flow is sufficient for the business.

  4. Ensure financial guidelines and companies registration office compliance.

  5. Set pay rates for staff and external projects.

Finance Committee Meetings are at 7pm on the second Tuesday at the Dundalk FM Offices.

Human Resources Committee

Members: Pat Byrne, Eamon O’Reilly and Joe Duffy.

Terms of Reference

  1. Help resolve issues regarding staff and volunteers in relation to the Grievance and Disciplinary Procedure.

  2. Ensure all recruitment follows procedure including creating Job Descriptions.

  3. Ensure the Annual Appraisal is carried out and a Training Plan created.

  4. Organise a Training Calendar of events and refresher courses as required including board, staff and volunteer training and exchange.

Sound and Vision Committee

Members: Alison Lennon, Alan Byrne.

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