AnnMarie Farrelly recommended as the next Chief Executive of Fingal County Council

Following an open competition, the Public Appointments Commission has recommended the appointment of AnnMarie Farrelly as Chief Executive of Fingal County Council.

The Council’s Corporate Policy Group have unanimously supported the recommendation and the proposed appointment will now be considered at a meeting of Fingal County Council this Friday (November 1).

Ms Farrelly has held the position of Interim Chief Executive since May following the departure of Paul Reid to become CEO of the Health Service Executive.

Originally from Corduff, Co Monaghan, she previously worked for Dublin County Council before joining Fingal County Council on its establishment in 1994. She was Fingal County Council’s Director of Housing and Community from 2011 to 2015 before serving as Director of Planning and Strategic Infrastructure from 2015 to 2019. She previously chaired the Boards of the Seamus Ennis Arts Centre and the Base and Drinan Enterprise Centres.

The meeting, which begins at 5pm, will be webcast at