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Our People

Liam Barry

Board Member

Liam Barry holds the position of economic development officer in Ballymun with Dublin City Council, a challenging yet rewarding role. He plays an active part in the council’s commitment to the continued economic regeneration of the area, with recent success stories including the establishment of Decathlon, Lidl, and Aspen Student Life, among others. Barry is particularly interested in start-ups and small businesses, and is the founder and organizer of StartUp Ballymun. He is a strong advocate for the power of networking and established the Ballymun 4 Business Network in 2016. Barry is passionate about creating job opportunities in Ballymun and is currently working on establishing a food hub for small food businesses in the area.

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Our Changemakers

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As an advocate for “listening deeply and treading lightly,” Janene understands the importance of engaging with and understanding local communities in order to inspire and deliver effective action, movement building, and systemic change. Her experience with participatory research and co-design approaches aligns with Innovate Communities’ focus on community-driven solutions, and her passion for community storytelling underscores the importance of centering the voices and perspectives of local residents in the work of the organisation.
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Mick Creedon is a skilled professional with experience in research, management training, and community development. As Manager of the Ballymun Job Centre, he provides job training and employment services to local residents. With his research expertise, Mick has co-authored reports on unemployment and employer attitudes towards hiring. His broad skillset makes him a valuable asset to any organization seeking to make a positive impact in their community.
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With a proven track record of establishing successful businesses and advocating for the power of networking, his passion for start-ups and small businesses aligns with Innovate Communities’ mission to support and empower entrepreneurs. Liam brings valuable insight and expertise in economic development, business start-ups, and community building to the table.

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