Blanchardstown Area Partnership
BLANCHARDSTOWN AREA PARTNERSHIP
APPOINTS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE
​The Board of Blanchardstown Area Partnership has announced the appointment of Adeline O’Brien as Chief Executive. Adeline succeeds Terry McCabe who retired at the end of December after twenty years with the company. The Blanchardstown Area Partnership manages the local Employment Service and the community work placement scheme TUS in Blanchardstown as well as the new Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme for Fingal.

Outgoing Chief Executive Officer
Terry McCabe said:

Speaking on behalf of the Board, Chairman Kieran Dennison, said:

New Chief Executive Officer,
Adeline O`Brien said:

“I have really enjoyed working with Blanchardstown Area Partnership. It has been an honour and pleasure to work with the fantastic team at BAP. Without their commitment and hard work we could not deliver our successful programmes to the people of Fingal.
“I am delighted to hand over to Adeline O’Brien. I know that Adeline will lead the company and staff to further success in the coming years. I am of course sad to be leaving colleagues that I have worked with for so long, but I am looking forward to the new challenges that lie ahead in retirement.”

“Terry has made a tremendous contribution to the local community in
her twenty years working with the Blanchardstown Area Partnership. The company grew significantly in that time to meet the challenging social and community needs in Dublin 15.

“Over the past four years her skilled management enabled the company to deliver for an increased client base, despite reduced resources and budget cuts. This was also recognised when the Blanchardstown Area Partnership was awarded the contract to deliver the
Social Inclusion and Activation Programme for the whole of Fingal.

“We will miss Terry but we are honoured that someone of the calibre of Adeline O’Brien will lead the Partnership in the challenging years ahead. Adeline has worked in the sector for many years and brings a wealth of experience to the role.” 
“I am delighted to accept the role of Chief Executive with the Blanchardstown Area Partnership
and look forward to continuing the excellent work which the Partnership staff are delivering through our programmes to the people of
Dublin 15 and the county of Fingal.”
​​​BACKGROUND INFORMATION
 
Blanchardstown Area Partnership is a local development company  based Dublin 15 for nearly twenty five years.  We receive our funding from the Government and the Partnership is responsible for a range of programmes to meet the needs of individuals, families and community groups in the area.  The key programmes delivered in the Dublin 15 area are the Local and Community Development Programme, and the Local Employment Service (JOBLINK) and Tús. In 2015 we were awarded the contract to deliver the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) across the county of Fingal.

The responsibility for overseeing the implementation of the SICAP programme has been given to the Fingal Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), a new body recently established within the Local Authority.  The membership of the Fingal LCDC reflects the Government’s action plan for Effective Local Government, “Putting People First”, which set out a range of reforms aimed at enhancing the role of local government in local and community development. 
Blanchardstown Area Partnership