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Pobal Contact Information

Contact: General Enquiries

Email: enquiries@pobal.ie

Telephone: 01 511 7000

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Denis Leamy (CEO)

Working on behalf of the Irish Government, Pobal is committed to being open and accountable to you, and we actively pursue ways to keep you informed about our activities. Our website is one of the ways we do this.

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Denis Leamy


Funding Programmes


Pobal acts as an intermediary for programmes funded by the Irish Government and the EU.

We do this by supporting groups and communities across the country that are applying for, or receiving, funding for specific programmes. In practical terms, this can involve assessing funding applications, providing support, checking financial returns, processing payments, and auditing to ensure funds are used for the intended purposes.

Find out about Programmes we support and manage.

Find out about Supports and Resources that we provide for programmes.

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Pobal is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, without share capital. It was established in 1992 as Area Development Management Ltd. (ADM) by the Irish Government with the agreement of the European Commission, as an intermediary company working on behalf of Government to support social and economic development within Ireland. Over time our work has evolved in line with developments in Government policy and the needs of the groups and communities we serve. In 2005 the company name changed to Pobal.
The company is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by Government and they give of their time and expertise on a voluntary basis.
Pobal’s activities and priorities are shaped by the context and policies laid out in several reports, including the Programme for Government – Government for National Recovery 2011-2016, the Action Plan for Jobs and Pathways to Work.  
The company operates on the basis of a framework agreement with the Department of Rural and Community Development and programme-specific Service Level Agreements with individual Departments.
The work of the company is guided by a Strategic Plan and our annual business plans reflect the requirements of the specific years in question. 
The company works on an all-island basis, with offices in Dublin, Monaghan, Cork, Clifden, Sligo, Letterkenny, Galway, Kilkenny and Limerick. It employs 350 staff.
Pobal’s programmes are subject to audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General, our funding Departments and the EU.
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