National Service Owners Council

The Enable Ireland Service Owner Council is composed of representatives of the adult Service Owners from each of the counties where Enable Ireland provides a service to adults.

The Enable Ireland Service Owner Council is an independent representative committee of people with disabilities, whose aims are:

  • To work in partnership with the other stakeholders within Enable Ireland to enhance our service.
  • To negotiate with Enable Ireland management on behalf of Service Owners.
  • To advocate on behalf of those Service Owners who are unable to advocate effectively on their own behalf.
  • To ensure that our work/activities are accessible to all Service Owners (e.g.: Easy read documents, sharing audio and video files/newsletters).
  • To work with other groups, including people with disabilities, education providers, employers, and others, nationally and internationally, in order to work towards a truly inclusive society.

To find out more about the work of the council around the country please contact Keith Hayes by e-mailing

Video Summary

Enable Ireland Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021 (IDPWD21). 

Meet representatives from Enable Ireland’s Service Owners Council – Trevor Kennedy is Chairperson of the Council and is also a Director on the Board of Enable Ireland. 

Diarmuid Duggan, Trevor Kennedy, Padhraic Dormer, Enda Gallagher and David O’Reilly are all local representatives on the Council bringing local issues to the group and bringing them to national attention. 

They value the opportunity to raise and discuss issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities with their colleagues on the council.