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. In 2014 Ballymun, Santry and Whitehall were added to the catchment.

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

Our services are implemented via funding agreements from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) (Local Employment Service (LES), Jobsclub and Tús) and, from the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD)-Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP). 

Dublin Northwest Partnership operates from 3 offices – Finglas (Head Office), Cabra, and Ballymun.