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Seán Ó Coisdealbha

Feidhmeannach Forbartha
Development Executive
Údarás na Gaeltachta
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Béal an Mhuirthead
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+353 97 81418
+353 868557808

Involved in the development of the Erris and Achill Gaeltacht Regions since 1996. The job involves working with SMEs, Community Development Organisations, Social Development Groups and cultural Development Groups to create a sustainable local economy. The region has a population of 10,000 people and is rural in nature. The project manager is a Qualified Bio Chemist, with a Graduate Diploma in Quality Management and an MBA (Thesis on Innovation Management in SMEs). Before joining Údarás an Gaeltachta, the Project Manager worked in the private sector designing and implementing Quality Management Systems to ISO 9001 standard in a number of companies in sectors ranging from food processing to electronic assembly and is familiar with the role of standards and innovation in the SME environment.

Dr Orla Nic Suibhne

Project Coordinator
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Bóthar an tSéipéil
Béal an Mhuirthead
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+353 9781418

Dr Orla Nic Suibhne completed her PhD studies at NUI Galway. She has also completed a PostDoc in renewable energy technologies. She was funded through the IRCSET Government of Ireland Scholarship for her PhD. Her research investigated the implementation of Energy Management Information Systems, using an adapted Adaptive Structuration Theory model which had an aim of increasing energy efficiency within an organisation with a significant annual energy spend.