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Centre for Disability Studies

The Centre for Disability Studies was established in 2002 (previously the Centre for the Study of Developmental Disabilities) with the appointment of the NDA Chair in Disability Studies at the National University of Ireland, Dublin.

It is dedicated to the emerging field of disability studies - the interdisciplinary and scholarly exploration of all aspects of disability.

Disability Studies comprises three core themes: the history of disability; experiences of disability; and an array of policy, social, rehabilitative and other interventions.

Centre for Effective Services (CES)

We work with agencies, government departments and service providers throughout the island of Ireland. We are a non-profit organisation with skills and expertise in areas such as education, health, children and young people and social services.

CES is a not-for-profit, all island organisation established in 2008. At CES we believe that Ireland and Northern Ireland should and can have excellent public services and we want to play our part in making that a reality.

Centre for Peace and Conflict Research

In order to better reflect the ongoing work of the centre and to facilitate the involvement of a greater number of colleagues the centre has been renamed the Centre for Peace and Conflict Research (CPCR). More details of plans for the renamed Centre will be posted over the Summer and in the early Autumn. We look forward to working with partners, old and new, over the coming years to further our understanding of peacemaking and peacebuilding across these islands and beyond

Centre for Peace and Development Studies

The Centre for Peace and Development Studies is a Research Centre located within the Department of Government and Society, University of Limerick. The Centre supports students engaged in personal research to PhD and Masters level. In addition, it offers a full-time, one year taught Masters course in Peace and Development Studies. The aim of the Centre is to provide research evidence concerning conflict and its resolution both in Ireland and in other countries throughout the world.

Centre for Social and Emotional Intelligence

The Centre for Social and Emotional Intelligence offers a range of Low Cost Counselling and Coaching Services to enhance and promote mental wellbeing.

We deliver a wide range of practical training programmes suitable for parents and professionals who wish to enhance their own social and emotional wellbeing and the wellbeing of those they support.

Our Aims
Social and Emotional Wellbeing harnesses our ability to cope with life’s challenges; be it in our personal or professional lives.

Centre for the Care of Survivors of Torture (CCST)

The Centre for the Care of Survivors of Torture (CCST), established in 2001, is dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of survivors of torture.

The Centre provides a comprehensive range of specialist services, (Client Services) such as medical assessments, counseling and complimentary therapies. Medico-legal reports can be prepared for clients as part of the asylum determination process.

In addition the CCST Public Awareness Programme delivers training and makes presentations to relevant stakeholders.


ChangeX is a marketplace of proven ideas that makes it easy for people to get the one idea they are passionate about (or several ideas) started in their communities.

ChangeX supports people in starting ideas like CoderDojo, Fighting Words, Irish Men's Sheds or Fáilte Isteach, just to name a few. The ChangeX mission is to build community wellbeing by unleashing the potential of changemakers everywhere.

Changing Ireland

Changing Ireland aims to enable projects to network more effectively and to assist in promoting the profile of the Community Development Programme and of community development in general.

It is intended to be readable and interesting and written by community workers in various parts of the country - so that it reflects the experience of tackling poverty and exclusion at community level.

Charities Regulator

Our key functions are to establish and maintain a public register of charitable organisations operating in Ireland and ensure their compliance with the Charities Acts.

We also engage in the provision of services to charities, including the authorising of appointments of new charitable trustees, the framing of schemes of incorporation, authorisation of Cy-Près schemes and disposition of lands held upon charitable trusts.

Chernobyl Children's Project International

Chernobyl Children’s Project International (CCPI) was established by Adi Roche in 1991 to improve the quality of life of thousands of children and their communities in the heart of the Chernobyl zone.

To date CCPI has delivered over Euro 73 million worth of aid and brought over 17,000 children into Ireland on life-enhancing Rest & Recuperation.

The overall objective of the Project is to develop medical and humanitarian programmes that facilitate long-term sustainable community-based solutions.

Key programme areas include: