Meet the Board
Meet the Board
"It’s an absolute privilege to be able to contribute to such an amazing service for young people. I really believe in the process of youth work and the positive impact it can have on young people".
Having grown up in Ballyfermot, Sinead went to school until she was 14 and from there worked in numerous different types of jobs mainly in the service industry. After completing a variety of evening classes, a growing awareness and interest in social inequalities sparked a return to formal education. In 2006, Sinead completed a B.A. in Sociology and Greek & Roman Civilisation. Sinead then went on to complete a Post Graduate Higher Diploma in Youth and Community Studies. She started off with the Family Resource Centre, St. Michaels Estate as a volunteer, following a couple of years Sinead secured an 11 hour administration position with the centre. Sinead then secured a position of Community Development Worker with the Family Resource Centre. Her focus is on the Project Administration, Men’s Development and Senior Citizens. Sinead has been on the Board of the Core Youth Service for four years. Sinead is currently Secretary of the Board. Her connection with our project fosters a strong network between the local Community Development Project and the Youth Service.
Eddie has been a professional youth worker since the early 1980’s having worked in Coolure House Adventure Centre initially while studying at UCD and then as Assistant Director. Eddie moved to work as a community youth worker in Neilstown in 1983 and over in over 30 years service there developed the Ronanstown Youth Service. During his time in Ronanstown he developed the first Garda Youth Diversion Project. On leaving CYC when they were taken over by Crosscare in 2013, Eddie began lecturing on the Youth Work course in DKIT, and in 2015 he took on a role with Solas Project and became their CEO in 2016 while continuing to lecture. During his career in Youth Work Eddie also played an active role with NYCI including membership of the Board as both Vice President and President. He received an award from NYCI as part of their 25 years celebration for his role in developing Irish Youth Work and was also awarded the Dr John O’Connell Award in 2014 from NUI Maynooth. Eddie has served on a number of Government Task Forces over the years particularly in relation to the area of Youth Offending. He is the author of a text on Ethical Youth Work which was commissioned by NSETS for the Irish Youth Work students.
Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain
Aoibhinn is a lecturer in Mathematics Education in UCD and has worked in education, both as a secondary school teacher and researcher for over 15 years. She is passionate about equity in education and has worked on a number of projects focused on supporting young people from areas that are designated as socio-economically disadvantaged. She is a well known science communicator and serves on a number of groups with the Department of Education. She is a former resident of Inchicore, having lived in the birthplace of the renowned artist Sean Scully on Thomas Davis Street West.
Aoibhinn joined the board in 2021
"It was a privilege to be invited to join the board of Core Youth. While I lived in Inchicore I was very cognisant of the vital work they do in the community and I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to this. I have always enjoyed working with young people and feel passionate about supporting every young person to achieve their potential. Inchicore has a wonderful community and I hope this can continue to be strengthened through the work and commitment of the team at Core Youth."