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Cairde Board Members:

DeirdeDeirdre Ni Raghallaigh, Chairperson

Deirdre has over 20 years of experience working within the statutory sector as at times a librarian, press officer, communications manager and in area management. In that time she has enjoyed working closely with voluntary, community and business groups as well as local councillors.


Paul Reville, Treasurer

A non-executive Director of a number of companies and business consultant. Previously an Executive Main Board Director of First Active plc and non-executive Director of subsidiary companies within the Group in Ireland and the U.K. A member of the Mediators Institute of Ireland, Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants and the Institute of Bankers in Ireland. Honorary Consul of Peru in Dublin.

PaulPablo Rojas Coppari, Secretary

Pablo is currently the Policy & Research Officer with the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland after having served as Strategic Advocacy Officer with emphasis on work around Irregular Migration and Trafficking for Forced Labour for more than five years. He holds a BA in Applied Languages and a MA in International Development and Intercultural Studies from the University of Lille III, France. He has recently been awarded an Irish Research Council scholarship to conduct doctoral research in the area of labour market policies and socio-economic integration of migrant families in Ireland. Prior to joining the MRCI, Pablo undertook research and casework for former unaccompanied minors seeking asylum with the Dutch Refugee Council, and worked on research projects on Language and Cultural Issues of Ethnic Minorities across Europe for the European Centre for Minority Issues in Flensburg, Germany.

Health Research Board Staff Profile shots. Copyright Fennell Photography 2014Anne CodyDirector

Anne is Head of Clinical Research at the Health Research Board, with responsibility for a funding portfolio of research from projects over people to infrastructure. She has experience in strategy development, setting up governance structures for complex large-scale awards and working within an environment driven by stakeholder needs. She holds a PhD in biology and Diplomas in Management and in Leadership. 



PaulaPaula Quirke, Director

Paula is currently working to develop a Roma health community initiative with the Tallaght Roma Integration Project. She previously coordinated the frontline service for asylum seekers and refugees at the Irish Refugee Council. While at the IRC she was also involved in policy development and outreach to asylum seekers living in the Direct Provision System. Prior to that she undertook casework with the irregular migration team at the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland. Paula holds a BA in International Relations and an MA in Development Studies from Dublin City University. She has recently completed an advanced diploma in Immigration and Asylum Law from the Kings Inns. Paula is additionally a trustee and a project coordinator for Safe Haven Ireland which promotes youth integration through sail training.