Michael McLoone is Donegal County Manager since 1994. He was recorded at his office in Lifford, where he discusses his family background, his keen interest and involvement in the GAA during his earlier life. He explains that involvement in sport was hugely beneficial to him in terms of stamina and discipline in his professional career. He discusses his return to education in the 1970s and his graduation in Administrative Science, which opened the doors to the newly-formed Health Boards. He was appointed Programme Manager, Community Care Services with the Western Health Board where he served for seven years and Personnel Officer with the Midland Health Board for three years. He discusses the challenges he encountered as Chief Executive of Beaumont Hospital where he worked for six years until his life-changing decision to change from the public to the private sector. He was appointed Donegal County Manager in 1994. He discusses some of the major decisions which had to be made as County Manager and particularly the setting up of the Donegal Employment Initiative Taskforce during 1998-1989 which prepared a seven-year Development Strategy to offset job losses in the manufacturing sector.