Emer has been working in the local government sector since 1994. She joined Fingal County Council as Director of Economic, Enterprise, Tourism and Cultural Development in 2018. Prior to that Emer spent three years as a Director in Louth County Council with Corporate Services, HR, Environment and Cross Border Affairs as part of her brief. Before her appointment to Louth County Council she worked at South Dublin County Council. She has experience in Housing, Community and Enterprise, Economic Development, Procurement and Shared Services.
Emer was involved in the development of Grange Castle Business Park and attracting key clients, and in a regional solution for local government on the achievement of the state’s climate change targets.
Her current priorities are the Socio-Economic Strategy for Balbriggan, the development of a new business park in the County, and the advancement of the Dublin-Belfast Economic Corridor in partnership with eight local authorities, Ulster University, and Dublin City University.