Communications Committee

Terms of Reference:


  • Isabel Aust,  Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholar, DCU;  Research and Training Specialist (Chair, CDI Board Member);
  • Darren Bracken, Degree in Business Management, Technology Sector;
  • Sean O’Neill, BA in Journalism, Sales and Marketing.

In Attendance:

  • Marian Quinn (CEO, CDI);
  • Rebecca Birney, (Social Media Coordinator, CDI);
  • Meadhbh Ryan, (Training Officer, CDI).

CDI team members to join the group as appropriate.

The Communications Committee will meet quarterly to:

  • Develop and implement a communications strategic plan which is in line with and supports the goals of the organisations strategy 2021-2024;
  • The communications strategy will be underpinned by the vision, mission, and values of CDI;
  • Set targets, monitor progress on this plan and realign goals accordingly;
  • Advise on communications activities;
  • Support the development of effective links, networks and resources;
  • Advise and guide CDI’s communications function;
  • Advise on progressing any actions decided;
  • Identify potential barriers and solutions;
  • Identify and maximise PR, advocacy, lobbying opportunities;
  • Consolidate and enhance brand and branding.


The Communications Committee will:

  • Report to the Board on quarterly, annual and three year targets, progress and issues arising and any additional information;
  • Make recommendations to the Board.

The Communications Committee will consider the communications activities to include:

  • Internal and external
  • Print
  • Digital
  • Website
  • Lobbying
  • Radio
  • Social media