Information about LMETB

Who we are and what we do – General information on Organisation, structures, locations and contacts.

Establishment of Organisation

The Education and Training Boards Act 2013 provided for the establishment of 16 new education and training boards to replace the existing 33 VECs.

On July 1st 2013 Co Louth VEC and Co Meath VEC merged to form Louth & Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB).

ETBs are statutory authorities which have responsibility for education and training, youth work and a range of other statutory functions. ETBs manage and operate Second-Level schools, further education colleges, multi-faith      community national schools and a range of adult and further education centres delivering education and training programmes.

Roles, Responsibilities and Functions

LMETB manages 16 Post Primary schools, 2 PLC Colleges, a Community National School, a Centre for European Schooling and is also responsible for an extensive range of Further Education Services throughout both counties, including Community Education, Back to Education Initiative, VTOS and Adult Guidance and Literacy. There are 9 Youthreach centres spread across the two counties. Since July 1st 2014 Dundalk Regional Skills & Training Centre is under the governance of LMETB, having been transferred from SOLAS on that date. LMETB is patron to 6 Community Schools

LMETB delivers a service to 12,000 students/learners at second level, PLC level and 10,000 students in Further Education and Training Programmes, Training Centre and Youthreach Programmes.

The general functions of an Education and Training Board, stated under the Education and Training Boards Act 2013, are to:

(a) establish and maintain recognised schools, centres for education and education or training facilities in its functional area,

(b) when directed to do so by the Minister under Section 20

  1. establish and maintain recognised schools in its functional area,
  2. establish and maintain centres for education in its functional area,
  3. maintain centres for education or recognised schools in its functional area, and
  4. establish, maintain or resource education or training facilities in its functional area,

(c) plan, provide, coordinate and review the provision of education and training, including education and training for the purpose of employment, and services ancillary thereto in its functional area in:

  1.  recognised schools or centres for education maintained by it,
  2. education or training facilities maintained or resourced by it,
  3. children detention schools,
  4. prisons, and
  5. facilities maintained by other public service bodies,

(d) enter into arrangements with, and provide support services to, education or   training providers, in accordance with Section 22

(e) establish scholarships, in accordance with Section 24

(f) adopt a strategy statement in accordance with Section 27

(g) adopt an annual service plan in accordance with Section 47

(h) co-operate with anybody nominated to carry out internal audit functions under Section 52

(i) provide education and training at the request of, and on behalf of, anybody which funds training out of money provided to that body by the Oireachtas,

(j) support the provision, coordination, administration and assessment of youth work services in its functional area and provide such information as may be requested by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in relation to such support, and

(k) assess whether the manner in which it performs its functions is economical, efficient and effective.

ETBs are active in local communities through the direct provision of training and education programmes delivered in training centres, colleges and other training and educational settings. In this way, ETBs seek to make a real difference to the lives of the people they serve.

Such responsiveness continues to be the hallmark of the education and training boards sector, looking outward nationally and internationally, while servicing education and training locally and individually.

The CE of Louth and Meath Education and Training Board is Martin G. O’ Brien.

Board members are as follows:

NAME Nominated By
Liam Reilly Louth County Council
Oliver Tully Louth County Council
Maeve Yore Louth County Council
Marianne Butler Louth  County Council
Tomás Sharkey Louth County Council
Caroline Lynch Meath County Council
Sarah Reilly Meath County Council
Wayne Harding Meath County Council
Sharon Tolan Meath County Council
Nick Killian Meath County Council
Damien O’ Reilly Meath County Council
 Trevor Golden Meath County Council
Ciarán O’Donnell LMETB Staff Representative
Catherine Clair LMETB Staff Representative
Ashimedua Okonkwo LMETB Parent Representative
Cormac Bohan LMETB Parent Representative
Bill Sweeney Community Representative
Jennifer D’Arcy (Chairperson) Community Representative
Siobhán Greer Community Representative
Sean Patrick Carey Community Representative
Alan Breathnach Community Representative


Governance/Management arrangements

The Education and Training Boards Act 2013 sets out the general functions of the ETB, while the Code of Practice for the Governance of Education and Training Boards provides a framework for the application of best practice in corporate governance in ETBs.

Governance/Management arrangements

LMETBs Strategic Statement will follow


Annual Report

1st July 2013 to 31st December 2014

1st January 2015 to 31st December 2015

Organisation and Pay Grading Structure

LMETB employ the following categories of Staff in Schools/Centres/Programmes and Administration Offices throughout Louth and Meath:

  •  Chief Executive
  • Director of Further Education and Training
  • Director of Organisation Support and Development
  • Director of Schools
  • Principal and Deputy Principal
  • Teachers
  • SNA and PA for Adult Learners with Disabilities
  • Bus Escort
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Administrative Staff
  • Community Education Facilitator
  • Adult Literacy Organiser
  • BTEI Co-ordinator
  • VTOS Co-ordinator
  • Adult Guidance – Co –Coordinator, Counsellor, Information Officer
  • Adult/Further Education Tutor
  • Youthreach – Co-Ordinator and Resource Person
  • Youth Officer
  • Manager Training Provision
  • Training Centre Staff

Pay scales and grading structures for these staff are governed by Department of Education and Skills Circular Letters which may be accessed by clicking here.

Locations and Contact Details for LMETB

Contact details for Louth and Meath ETB Head Office can be found on our CONTACT US page on our website.

Agencies/other bodies under LMETB


Further Education and Training

LMETB Training Centre

Adult Education


Youth Services and Projects

3rd Level Education Grants

Meath and Louth Night Classes


Click here for information on LMETB Customer Service

Codes of Practice or Guidelines

Education and Training Boards Act 2013

Code of Practice for the Governance of Education and Training Boards – Circular Letter 18/2015

Further Education and Training Act 2013

Education (Welfare) Act 2000

Education Act 1998