Authority Members

The Authority (board of the National Disability Authority) is appointed by the Minister for Justice and Equality.  The term of the current board of the National Disability Authority is due to expire shortly.  The Public Appointments Service provides the gateway and process for those interested in being considered by Ministers for appointment to State Boards. This is managed through their website And they are currently seeking applications from those interested in being a member of the Authority.  

Full details of the process are available on the website at


The members of the NDA Authority, as appointed by the Minister for Justice and Equality, are:

  • Ms. Helen Guinan, (Chairperson)
  • Mr. Frank Cunneen
  • Ms. Aisling Glynn
  • Mr. Des Kenny
  • Ms. Ruthann La Malfa
  • Ms. Mary Lavelle
  • Ms. Teresa McDonnell
  • Mr. Deaglán Ó Briain
  • Ms. Deirdre O’Connor
  • Mr. James O’Grady
  • Mr. Donie O’Leary
  • Mr Dónal Rice
  • Ms. Alison Ryan

Their term of office will run for four years.