Who We Are


Building a Positive Future

Deonach founded in 1995, is a voluntary community organisation based in Tallaght Village. We work with people at risk of (re) offending with a focus on training, education and/or employment and the identification of barriers that may hinder progression. The project while respecting innate abilities and life experiences supports the person in addressing their offending behaviour; reduce the frequency and gravity of their offending behaviour and transitions towards safe successful lives in their communities.  Deonach is a company with charitable status. It is supported and funded by The Probation Service, with additional support form DDLETB (Dublin Dunlaoghaire Education and Training Board).

Our Purpose

Deonach is a high support Justice Project working restoratively with people of all ages and backgrounds who are at risk of (re) offending. We work with participants to address their offending behaviour and its’ impact on the victim, their community and themselves.  Focusing on the person’s strengths, in a way which promote desistance, community safety, and enables participants to re-engage towards a positive future.

Our Vision

We support people to aim higher, realise their potential and build a positive future.

Our Priorities

Deonach will focus on five main areas of activity to achieve our Purpose namely:

✰ Create a safe and supportive learning environment for all participants and staff.

Develop desistance programmes and early intervention programmes that facilitate the participants to explore the impact of their offending on the victim, their community and themselves

To develop and deliver relevant education and training and social enterprises designed to be self-sustaining funding models which create opportunities for employment and other meaningful activity and social re-integration

☼ To undertake restorative and reparative programmes for community engagement and re-integration

Create and nurture strategic partnerships which allow more effective or efficient use of resources and opportunity to achieve our Purpose.

Our Values

We believe in a fair and just society, where all people have an absolute right to equal justice

We believe that all members of society have a right to equal access to opportunities leading to a life of fulfilment

Dignity & Respect:
We respect and value the worth of every individual. We believe in the inherent right of all people to be treated with dignity and respect.

We believe all people can change. We believe in the restorative power of hope.


Board of Directors

All Directors and Company members work in a voluntary capacity and do not receive any remuneration or expenses. The Management Committee are recruited for the following areas of expertise: Legal/ Governance, HR, Financial, Training, Offending Behaviour, Addiction, Youth, and Community Development. The Board are:

Gerry Delmar

Chairperson, Volunteer

Grainne Booucher


South Dublin County Partnership

John Lacy

Director, Volunteer

Cathal O'Sullivan

Committee Member, Senior Probation Officer

Elaine McGowan

Director HR & Governance


Deonach (TPP) is a company registered (270287) and is a Registered Irish Charity, No: 20035174 with CHY No. 12185 and is governed by a board of directors drawn from the agencies Deonach works alongside as well as representatives from the local area 

Deonach is funded by the Department of Justice through the Probation Service and the Irish Youth Justice Service. Deonach is also supported by the Department of Education through the Dublin & Dun Laoghaire Education Training Board (DDLETB).

Deonach is compliant with all relevant codes and standards.

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Courthouse Square, Tallaght Village Tallaght D24 XR274


M-F: 9 am – 5 pm
S-S: Closed

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