About Limerick 2030

Limerick is undergoing an unprecedented, transformative and dynamic revitalization that is going to position it among the top European destinations to invest, work and live in. This redevelopment is not only changing the face of city and county visually, but turning Limerick and the Mid-West of Ireland into a national and international economic powerhouse.

The gains over recent years have been striking, with leading global brands – encouraged by the pro-business ecosystem developed by authorities here - investing in Limerick, creating thousands of jobs in the process.

That, however, is only the end of the beginning! Limerick now moves onto a new level with the creation of 'Limerick Twenty Thirty Strategic Development DAC (Designated Activity Company)' - the first, local authority wholly-owned special purpose vehicle created in Ireland to deliver a city and countywide programme of investment.

The company is tasked, in the first instance, with delivering over €500m worth of transformational investment infrastructure across Limerick, focussing on strategic sites capable of record inward investment and jobs.

Each of Limerick Twenty Thirty's current projects -, stems from a keen understanding of the needs of the people who live in, work in and visit Limerick. These are key strategic sites, which will act as anchors for enterprise and investment development across Limerick.

Critically also, Limerick Twenty Thirty’s programme will be plan-led, ensuring that all developments fit under the wider objectives of the economic and spatial plan and are entirely complementary to each other, the city and county.

The core objective of the Limerick Twenty Thirty Strategic Development DAC is to invest in Limerick city and county through the assembly, master planning and development of sites, thereby directly impacting employment levels and improving the general socio-economic conditions of Limerick. Limerick Twenty Thirty will also work in partnership with education providers to provide enhanced education opportunities in the City Centre as well as other stakeholders to maximise the economic, physical and social return to the region.

There has never been a better time to invest in Limerick; it is dynamic, vibrant, open for business and alive with opportunity.

Organisational Structure
Limerick Twenty Thirty Board

Denis Brosnan chairman of Limerick 2030

Denis Brosnan

Chairman, Non Executive

Denis Brosnan is one of Ireland’s leading and most respected businessmen. He was the founder, chief executive and, until 2003, Chairman of Kerry Group PLC., where he was the driving force behind the transformation of Kerry Co-op into a global food and ingredients group. He has contributed significantly to the development of the South West region and to Ireland as a whole, through his innovative leadership at Kerry Group. Mr. Brosnan is the Chairman of the Limerick Economic Forum.

Stewart Harrington Non Executive Board Member of Limerick 2030

Stewart Harrington

Non Executive Board Member

Stewart Harrington is a director of Killeen Properties and a non-executive director of the parent company of the BWG Group, Stafford Holdings, Hibernia REIT PLC, Activate Capital and Argentum Homes. He has extensive knowledge and experience of the Irish property market over many years in a variety of roles. Previously, he was a partner in Jones Lang Wootton (now JLL), a founding partner of Harrington Bannon Chartered Surveyors (now BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland), and managing director of Dunloe Ewart Ltd (formerly known as Dunloe House Group plc). He was also previously a non-executive director of St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group, CIE (Córas Iompair Éireann, Ireland’s national public transport provider), ESB (the Electricity Supply Board, Ireland’s premier electricity utility) and the National Development Finance Agency.

Cllr Elenora Hogan

Cllr Elenora Hogan

Councillor

Cllr Elenora Hogan is a Fine Gael councillor representing the Limerick City West Electoral Area. She was co-opted in October 2016, to replace Maria Byrne, following her election to Seanad Éireann​ .

Sean Coughlan Executive Board Member of Limerick 2030

Sean Coughlan

Executive Board Member

Sean Coughlan (FCCA, BA) joined Limerick County Council in 2006 as a Financial Accountant having worked for over 7 years with the Kerry Group.  He was Acting Head of Finance for Limerick County Council for a period prior to the merger of Limerick City and County Council. Sean was also involved in the national roll-out of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Scheme including setting up the HAP Shared Service Centre in Limerick prior to his current role of Acting Director of Support Services with responsibility for the Municipal District of Kilmallock / Cappamore.

Limerick 2030 James Collins Councillor

James Collins

Councillor, Non Executive Board Member

Director of Innovate Limerick Councillor James Collins, BBS, MBS is a member of the Limerick 2030 Board of Directors.  He is Member of Limerick Economic Development and Planning Strategic Policy Committee and Member of the Limerick Council Audit Committee.

Limerick 2030 Seamus Browne Councillor

Seamus Browne

Councillor, Non Executive Board Member

Elected in 2014, Councillor Seamus Browne is a member of the Limerick 2030 Board of Directors, is a Director of Innovate Limerick and is a representative of the Municipal District of Newcastle West. Councillor Browne holds an honours degree in Law and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Bristol University.

Limerick 2030 Joe Pond Councillor

Joe Pond

Councillor, Non Executive Board Member

Councillor Joe Pond is a member of the Limerick 2030 Board of Directors. Educated in Limerick, Joe brings a strong community focus to his role through his involvement across areas such as community safety programmes and sport.

Limerick Twenty Thirty Executive Team

David Conway

David Conway

Chief Executive Officer

David Conway is Chief Executive Officer of Limerick Twenty Thirty DAC and charged with delivering the single largest programme of investment in real estate outside of Dublin. The Limerick native is former CEO of the National Sports Campus Development Authority. A former teacher, MBA graduate and Project Manager, David was previously involved with the developments and operations of Sports Facilities at the National Sports Campus including the National Aquatic Centre and National Indoor Arena, University of Limerick as their Sports Administrator; as Head of Sports at Dublin City University.

Limerick 2030 An Economic and Spatial Plan for Limerick Aidan Malone

Aidan Malone

Project Manager

An experienced Project Manager with over twenty five years experience gained across a number of sectors including retail, education, healthcare, master planning, urban design and residential environments. Aidan has considerable experience in strategic planning, business development, project financial management, and contract negotiation and is a graduate of the Limerick Institute of Technology and has an MSc. from the University of East London.

Kieran Reeves Limerick 2030

Kieran Reeves

Town Planner

A graduate of University of Limerick and Queens University Belfast. Kieran is a town planner with over 20 years experience in both Dublin and Limerick, most recently in the Economic Development Department in Limerick City and County Council.