The Dublin North West Area Partnership was originally established as the Finglas Partnership Limited in 1991 by the Irish Government under the Programme for Economic and Social Progress (PESP) to tackle long-term unemployment in the Finglas area.
The Finglas Partnership was one of 12 original Local Area Partnership companies established under the PESP.
In 1994 the government decided to further develop the Local Area Partnership companies and a further 26 companies were established bringing the total number of companies to 38. Their remit was to work in areas that were experiencing cumulative disadvantage and long term unemployment.
In 1994 the Board of the Finglas Partnership was invited to expand its operational area and include Cabra thus becoming the Finglas Cabra Partnership.
Over the years the Partnership’s remit was broadened and additional services were developed including the Local Employment Services, Community, Childhood and Educational Development.
Additional funding was sourced from a range of exchequer funds including FÁS, the Local Development Social Inclusion Programme, Dormant Accounts, Equality for Women Measure, Jobs Initiative and the Health Service Executive (HSE).
Currently the Partnership is funded by the Department of Social Protection and the Local and Community Development Programme.
In 2008 as part of a national rationalisation programme called the ‘Cohesion Process’ the Partnership was again invited to expand its operational area. The new areas included Ashtown, Navan Road, Royal Canal Park, the Phoenix Park and parts of Drumcondra, Glasnevin and the Botanic area.
Following this expansion the Partnership changed its name from the Finglas Cabra Partnership to the Dublin North West Area Partnership.
Dublin North West Area Partnership operates from two offices, one in Finglas and one in Cabra. The Partnership’s main office is in Rosehill House in Finglas.
Finglas Office: Rosehill House, Finglas Road, Dublin 11
Cabra Office: 27/28 Annamoe Terrace, Cabra, Dublin 7
Rosehill House is a listed building and is built in the Palladian style. Palladianism is a philosophy of design based on the work of Andreas Palladio, an Italian architect of the 16th century who tried to recreate the style and proportions of the buildings of ancient Rome. Palladian architecture first appeared in Ireland in the early 1700s, and its philosophy was widely imitated throughout Europe, and particularly in 18th century England.