Who We Are

Regional Skills North East is a collaborative partnership between Enterprise, Education & Training providers, Enterprise Agencies, Local Authorities, Government bodies and Local Development Organisations, who collectively are working to advance skills within the region.

Regional Skills North East is part of a national programme funded by the Department of Education & Skills to assess and develop skills for employees within businesses.

There are nine regions nationally, and Regional Skills North East covers Cavan, Monaghan and Louth.

Managing Regional Skills North East is Maire Gallen along with Justin Lawless from Intact Software as Chair

More on Maire

I have over 16 years’ experience working in both the Public and Private sectors throughout Ireland, UK, and the Middle East. I have experience in the IT, Insurance, Management Consultancy, Product Distribution and Further Education and Training sectors. I have worked in a start up company and owned by own business and understand the challenges that businesses face in retaining and attracting staff.

I have a practical approach to my work and I am not afraid to roll my sleeves up and get my hands dirty. 

A key part of my job is finding out what the skills requirements are in companies and responding to those needs by working in conjunction with the education and training providers in the region.

I’m really passionate about this process of consultation with companies as it ensures that the training provision in the North East meets the employer's needs and is adding value to businesses and their development.


I look forward to helping you develop the skills in your company.

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