Our Team

Karl Ducque

Project Leader

Pearse Stafford

Outreach Youth Worker

Christine Dunne

Outreach Youth Worker

James Cooke

Project Administrator

Karl Ducque

Project Leader

 

 

 

 

 

Karl Ducque is the TRY Team Leader, Karl is a University College of Dublin Graduate with a background in addiction services. He is also a board member of the Dublin City Co-op and took pride in representing his community on the North Inner City Drugs and Alcohol Task Force. Karl Knows well the challenges faced growing up in a flat complex, as he himself grew up in the north inner city. He applies his lived experience along with academic knowledge to provide young people with alternative constructive lifestyle pathways.

 

 

 

Pearse Stafford is a professional youth worker and an integral part of the TRY team. Pearse graduated from University College Dublin with an honours degree in Social Science in 2018. Prior to working with TRY Pearse spent numerous years working in frontline homeless services with the most marginalised and socially excluded members of our society. Pearse has a great love of the South inner city, as his family originally came from the area. As a result, he is passionate about the young people in the area and strives to make a difference in their lives.

Pearse Stafford

Outreach Youth Worker

Christine Dunne

Outreach Youth Worker

 

 

 

 

 

Christine Dunne is a professional and passionate youth worker with a focus on empowering & engaging young women in South Inner City who would be otherwise disengaged. Christine, like all of the TRY workers grew up in a disadvantaged area and is well aware of the challenges faced by the young people in the area. She has a background in addiction services and has been vital in reaching the young ladies of the area. Christine develops care plans and bridges the gaps between the young people and mainstream services.

James Cooke

Project Administrator

Steering Group

Fearghal Connolly

Fearghal Connolly has a long and varied history in Youth and Community work having spent a number of years in Dublin’s South Inner City active on Tenant’s Groups, unemployment action groups, local responses to the drugs issue as well as local youth groups.
After qualifying at Community & Youth Work in St. Patricks College, Maynooth in 1993 Fearghal was employed as the first co-ordinator of Community Response where he spent five years establishing that organisation as an active partnership between Community, Voluntary and Statutory agencies working together in the interest of the community of Dublin’s South Inner City. He was responsible for the delivery of effective responses on addiction for individuals, families and communities.
Fearghal managed the An Síol Community Development Programme in Manor St in the North West Inner City co -coordinating work plans on areas including education, health, tenant participation, and new communities.
Fearghal is currently the co-ordinator of Donore Community Drug & Alcohol Team where he has worked for the last 13 years but has been an advocate for the establishment of C.D.T’s across the South Inner City since the mid nineties. He works from a harm reduction approach and is an advocate of community development process in addressing problem drug & alcohol use.
Fearghal has contributed to various publications, conferences and research projects not just on the issues of drugs but also on the wider issues of health and community development. Fearghal has served as a member on the South Inner City Treatment Services Group, the South Inner City Local Drugs Task Force, the St Teresa’s Gardens Forum and The St Teresa’s Gardens Residents Group.

Lyndsey Anderson

Lyndsey has a strong track record in housing and community development policy and practice in Ireland, having worked across three regeneration projects in Dublin’s south inner city; leading the projects in two complexes, as well as working directly with tier 2 and tier 3 housing associations, and leading a national network of prevention and early intervention services for children and families. Lyndsey established a range of social projects including targeted interventions for children and young people and, community health projects, as well as sourcing National and European funding for numerous social projects. Lyndsey acts as chairperson for an early education centre in North Dublin and is a member of Steering Committee of the Targeted Response with Youth project in Dublin’s South Inner City.

Peter Dorman 

Peter Dorman has been involved in community work for over thirty years, beginning in the community education organisation Partners Training for Transformation. He now works in Community Action Network. He has worked in a number of housing regeneration projects, including Fatima, Dolphin House, St Michaels estate and St Teresa’s gardens. He has also worked on a number of community safety initiatives and coordinates the Building Community Resilience project in Dublin South Central.

David Doyle 

David Doyle is a passionate youth worker with a keen interest in the criminal justice. David was previously a TRY worker and then became a steering group member. David has served as a board member on the St Teresa’s Gardens regeneration Board. David focuses on long term outcomes with young people to increase their ability to reach their full potential. 

Donnacadh Hurley 

From Finglas, Donnacadh is an economist by education and now an international and local development worker. He managed the Easy Street project in Ballymun, which is similar to TRY. 

Rea Lavelle

‘Rea Lavelle has worked as St. Teresa’s Gardens Regeneration Coordinator since 2018. Her role is to support the regeneration board with delivery of the physical, social and economic regeneration of the area. She was also involved with the community policing forums in Dublin South Central areas for the past three years, and has previously worked in social policy, social housing and homelessness, as well as with the Local Employment Services.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Steering Committee is made up with of people in the social field with the professional drive to innovate and reform how we work with young people most marginlised within society.