Collaboration & Governance

Working with those that seek to Collaborate to Innovate and move from ‘surviving to thriving’


To provide end to end facilitated process for organisations seeking to Collaborate. Broker Collaborations with key stakeholders, support the formation of sustainable and effective services in the Third Sector.


Corporate governance is about the way in which boards oversee the running of an organisation, and how board members are in turn accountable to the organisation’s stakeholders. This has implications for the organisation’s behaviour towards its employees, shareholders, customers and other stakeholders.

About Us

Many organisations seek to Collaborate due to internal pressures or pressures beyond their control. When we need to seek solutions, Collaborations can help shape strategies and secure future growth.

What our clients say…

Depaul worked with Collaboration Ireland on a piece of research on the feasibility of a social enterprise. From the moment we contacted them they were responsive, understood the brief very well and were able to work to our deadlines, which had to evolve throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic. Maighread and Duncan conducted extensive desk based that included overseas comparisons, best practice examples and completed a gaps analysis in the market. They also worked to interview key internal and external stakeholders to the project. The result is an excellent and robust piece of research with a clear understanding of Depaul, the sector and potential opportunities. They are knowledgeable experts and exceptionally professional. I would highly recommend them and Depaul would happily work with them in the future. 

Mairead McGinn


We have worked with Duncan many times in the last 4 years, both as part of our core social enterprise work plus our Dormant Accounts Funded social enterprise programmes. Duncan is a pleasure to work with and open to discussing the subject matter needed, tailoring his information and approach to our client needs. He is professional, knowledgeable, and excellent with clients –in both training and mentoring situations. I have no hesitation in recommending him and look forward to discussing future work with him soon for ourselves.

Helena O’Neill. Social Enterprise Development

Southside Partnership DLR

‘I have worked with Andrew for 12 years firstly as Governance Advice Officer and as part of the Collaboration NI team in NICVA. We continued to work with Andrew as an associate when he set up Collaboration Ireland. Andrew worked as part of our East Belfast Community Leadership Programme carrying out board governance reviews. This involved meeting the board, doing a document review and providing a governance review report with recommendations. Andrew is professional and adaptable in his approach. He is knowledgeable in governance best practice and collaboration, as well as a clear communicator and facilitator. Andrew is a pleasure to work with and his work is to a high standard’.

Sandra Bailie, Head of Organisational Development


Maighréad completed a governance review for our organisation (LINC) in 2020. Maighréad was professional and thorough in her work. We were very happy with the piece of work that was undertaken  and We will be returning to Maighréad for all of our governance needs in the future.

JoAnne Grainger, Chairperson


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Get In Touch

We are available to contact through our email, phone and social media channels.


26 Bulfin Gardens, Kilmainham, Dublin 8


Andrew: +44(78)94245090
Duncan: +353(083)4278189
Maighread: +353(087)6895505
Chris: +353(87)2700369

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