About Us

Dublin Northwest Partnership (originally Finglas Partnership) was one of 12 Area Based Partnership companies established to tackle long-term unemployment in 1991, in targeted communities, by the Irish Government under the Programme for Economic and Social Progress (PESP).

In 1994 our operational area was expanded to include Cabra and we became the Finglas Cabra Partnership.  In 2008 we further expanded to include; Ashtown, Navan Road, Royal Canal Park, the Phoenix Park, Drumcondra, and Glasnevin and became the Tolka Area Partnership to better reflect the wider catchment.  

In 2014 Ballymun, Santry and Whitehall were added to our catchment and we changed to the Dublin North West Area Partnership. In 2021, this was shortened to the Dublin Northwest Partnership. 

For more than three decades, we have maintained our commitment to the communities that we serve and remain steadfast in our dedication to promoting full participation in a thriving community with opportunities for all.

Dublin Northwest Partnership’s (DNP) core business is responding to social exclusion issues by promoting self-development, well-being, training, education, employment and self-employment opportunities for individuals and community groups.

Our services are implemented primarily via Government funding from the Department of Social Protection (DSP), the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD), Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the Health Service Executive (HSE).

Dublin Northwest Partnership operates from 3 offices – Finglas (Head Office), Cabra, and Ballymun.  We also operate the Greenview Community Garden located in Finglas South.