About Us

PAUL Partnership Limerick is the multi-sectoral partnership company which promotes social inclusion in Limerick City. We are an organisation made up of representatives of communities, state agencies, social partners, voluntary groups and elected representatives.

We work with local communities and groups of people that have benefited least from economic and social development and aim to improve the quality of life of people living in Limerick City.

We were initially set up in 1989 as People Action Against Unemployment Ltd, and referred to as PAUL Partnership. We were established to address the high levels of long term unemployment at the time in Limerick City. Since then, our remit has expanded to a broader objective of supporting social inclusion.

What We Do

We manage and implement programmes across 5 thematic areas:

  1. Community Development
  2. Employment and Enterprise
  3. Lifelong Learning and Education
  4. Child and Family Support
  5. Health, Wellbeing and Ageing Well


We are currently responsible for managing and implementing the following programmes:

  • Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme
  • Local Employment Service
  • Job Club
  • Community Employment Schemes, including the Childcare Training and Development Programme
  • Tús Employment Programme


We are also hosting or supporting a number of multi-agency initiatives:

  • ABC Start Right, including loveparenting.ie
  • Incredible Years Limerick
  • Learning Limerick
  • Limerick Regeneration Community Consultative Forum
  • Fit for Work and Life Programme

Our Directors

Independent Chair

Prof. Gary O’Brien

Community Representatives

Lindsey Liston – Limerick City North

Aoife Ryan – Limerick City North

Suzanne Cronin – Limerick City East

Vacancy – Limerick City East

Cillian Flynn – Limerick City West

Michael McGuane – Limerick City West

Vacancy – PPN (Social Inclusion Strand; Metropolitan Area)

Vacancy – PPN (Social Inclusion Strand; Metropolitan Area)

Statutory Representatives 

Anne Ryan – HSE

Paul Patton – Limerick & Clare Education and Training Board

Caroline Cullen – Tusla

Anna Murphy – Shannon Consortium

Elected Representatives 

Cllr. Sharon Benson – Limerick City North

Cllr. Abul Kamar Azad Talukder – Limerick City West

Cllr. Sarah Kiely – Limerick City East

Social Partners

Deirdre Canty – ICTU

Alan Douglas – ICTU

Marian Duggan – IBEC 

Vacancy – Environmental Pillar


Dr. Christine Cross

Kevin O’Farrell

Our Vision for Limerick City

Our Mission

Social Inclusion is a process which ensures that all people in society have equal access to basic rights in relation to education, employment, healthcare, housing, information etc, and which seeks to eliminate the barriers which prevent people from exercising those rights

View and download Our Strategic Plan 2018 - 2022
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