Fingal County Council has appointed Valerie McAllorum Byrne as Integration Officer, underscoring her commitment to inclusion and advancement in Fingal communities.
alerie has been involved in the development of the new Fingal Integration Forum and recently completed a review of Fingal County Council policies in collaboration with the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) to ensure they are up to date. the test of equality and human rights, as indicated in the IHRC. guidelines on public sector obligations.
Valerie has worked in the community development field for over 25 years, and for the past 18 years she has worked with the Fingal Community Development Office in the areas of social inclusion, community development, capital and strategic projects.
She has coordinated projects such as the Volunteer Center Fingal, Comhairle na nÓg and the development of a training course funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) “Intercultural, Diversity and Public Sector Duty” .
Mayor of Fingal Cllr. David Healy says: “Integration is a vital part of healthy, cohesive and diverse societies, and I welcome the appointment of Valerie as Integration Manager to lead Fingal’s efforts in this direction.”
Fingal County Council Chief Executive AnnMarie Farrelly said: ‘As a county with one of Ireland’s most diverse and vibrant populations, it is imperative that Fingal prioritizes integration.
“Valérie’s appointment will help Fingal achieve this strategically and effectively.
Valerie declares: “I am very happy to assume this new role within the Fingal County Council by coordinating the objectives of the strategic actions of integration of migrants and social cohesion and by supporting the development of the proposed results.
“The appointment of an integration manager reinforces the council’s commitment to promote integration throughout the county and to respond to the challenges and opportunities posed by the changing population it serves.