M1 Corridor - Steering Group

Paddy Malone

Paddy Malone


Paddy Malone is a chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Taxation. He has brought this accountancy, (including “Big 4” experience) taxation and business knowledge together both to support his own clients but also the wider region.

He has been a member of Dundalk Chamber for over 20 years. He was President of Dundalk Chamber for two terms 2011-2014 and has been PRO since that date.

Over that time, he has lobbied extensively for the region, (which is defined as cross border Drogheda; Dundalk and Newry), both in the Republic and in Northern Ireland. He was the author of the Dundalk Chamber submission which saw the M1 Corridor added to the National Development Plan 2040 primary growth centres.

The impact of Brexit was a catalyst for the creation of the M1 Corridor as Paddy identified three target markets:

1. Greenfield FDI;

2. Second locations and

3. UK companies requiring EU presence

He has assisted a number of businesses to establish in the region by proactively engaging with prospective companies.

He has in the past served on the Louth Economic Forum and currently represents both Drogheda and Dundalk Chambers on the Louth County Council Economic Special Policy Committee

He has been a director of Dundalk Enterprise Development Company, Oriel Hub, for over 15 years and was Chair for the period to 2018.

He has played an active role with Chambers Ireland in developing their taxation position in a number of key areas and has been part of the yearly Budget submission team as part of the Chambers lobbying.

He was appointed by the Minister for Education as Chair of Dundalk Institute of Technology in July 2019. The primary focus of his term as chair is to see the Institute become part of an existing Technological University. In the interim he hopes to see an expansion of connections between the Institute and business, in areas such as training, course development and research.