National Office Staff
Meet the Team
Dr Patrick Burke
Chief Executive Officer
Assistant CEO & Head of Compliance
Paul has 35 years experience in Youth and Community Work, he has a strong commitment to supporting and developing structures for young people and communities.
Suzanne is the Participation Officer supporting Comhairle na nÓg as part of the Participation team with Foróige and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
Niamh is Compliance Administrator with National Office and provides support to the ACEO, administering Data Protection, Garda Vetting and Safeguarding Training System. She helps set up and maintain reporting systems, produce reports, follow up with members on issues and support verification systems and visits.
Karyn is the Participation Coordinator supporting Comhairle na nÓg as part of the Participation team with Foróige and the DCYA. She is responsible for the development of the Comhairle website and all social media.
Our Generation Worker - Sligo & Leitrim
Aoife is part of the Our Generation team responsible for delivering Be Well, the YES Project (Youth Empowerment in Sexual Health), and the Youth Fund Project across counties Sligo and Leitrim
Head of Information and Inclusion
Gina develops and coordinates information strategies, actions and national campaigns for youth inclusion programmes and initiatives.
Head of Finance
Mary manages the national finances of Youth Work Ireland which includes the processing of grants from Government Departments, National and European Agencies, Trusts and Corporates etc.
Young People Events and Facilities Manager
Breege manages and coordinates youth events and also looks after the facilities for the Dominick Street premises.
Executive Officer with Responsibility for Supporting National Programmes
Barry is the Director of the Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) and is responsible for the yearly delivery, growth and expansion of it. He is also part of developing, delivering and promoting new and existing programmes in the context of the Organisation’s Strategic Plan.
Tracey Mc Ardle
Our Generation Coordinator
Tracey is Our Generation Coordinator and leads the Our Generation team to deliver the Be Well Pack, YES Project, and the Social Action Project across the counties of Cavan, Monaghan, Sligo, Leitrim, and Donegal.
Our Generation Youth Worker
Catherine is part of the Our Generation team responsible for delivering Be Well, the YES Project (Youth Empowerment in Sexual Health), and the Social Action Project across counties Donegal, Sligo, and Leitrim.
Head of Advocacy and Communications
Michael is responsible for youth advocacy, communications, policy submissions, media relations and campaigns. Michael is a former board member with the Children’s Rights Alliance, Chairperson of Leargas and a member of the European Economic and Social Committee, the EU’s Consultative Body for Civil Society.
Head of Voluntary Clubs and National Programmes
Geraldine is federal coordinator with responsible for voluntary clubs and programmes, she is also secretariat to this sub group of the Board. She is co-ordinator of the Youth Games, Youth Factor, Irish Youth Music Awards and the Nollaig programme.
Our Generation Coordinator
Gemma is part of the Our Generation Team and responsible for administration and communications for this project.
Head of Youth Work Practice
Matthew is responsible for youth work practice development in Youth Work Ireland and the Irish Youth Work Centre.
Our Generation Worker Cavan Monaghan
Amy is part of the Our Generation Team team responsible for delivering Be Well, the YES Project (Youth Empowerment in Sexual Health), and the Social Action Project across counties Cavan and Monaghan.