About Us

About Us2024-03-12T15:39:09+00:00


Mission Statement2021-08-17T10:23:41+01:00

Our mission is to support the people of Ballymun to realise the human right of access to justice and we seek to do this by:

  • Responding to the unmet legal needs of Ballymun residents through the provision of information, advice, advocacy, representation and mediation
  • Providing opportunities to participate in legal education and training
  • Working closely with our partners to maximise our impact
  • Influencing policy and bringing about social justice and reform
Who are we?2021-08-17T10:31:35+01:00

Ballymun Community Law and Mediation Centre was established in 2002 to tackle unmet legal need in Ballymun. The community law centre seeks to empower individuals experiencing disadvantage and to give people in the community access to justice by providing quality free legal advice, information and legal representation. It has been granted independent law centre status by the law society of Ireland and provides legal advice on all areas of law through free legal advice clinics. The law centre also offers legal representation and advocacy, including Court and Tribunal Representation in areas of law not covered by the civil legal aid scheme. It also provides a legal education programme, a mediation service and training in mediation skills. The Law Centre is a member of the Independent Law Centres Network. Find out more about this unique network of Irish Independent Law Centres here

Annual Report2023-10-03T13:03:59+01:00

Annual Report 2022 View PDF

Annual Report 2021 View PDF

Annual Report 2020 View PDF
Annual Report 2019 View PDF
Annual Report 2018 View PDF
Annual Report 2017 View PDF
Annual Report 2016 View PDF
Annual Report 2015 View PDF
Annual Report 2014 View PDF
Annual Report 2012/2013 View PDF
Annual Report 2011 View PDF
Annual Report 2010 View PDF

Action Plans2021-08-17T10:49:13+01:00

Ballymun Community Law Centre Strategic Plan 2020 – 2022 PDF Link
Ballymun Community Law Centre Strategic Plan 2016 – 2018 PDF Link
Ballymun Community Law Centre Action Plan 2000 PDF Link


The Centre is staffed by solicitors, volunteers, and members of the Ballymun community. See photos and contact details for core staff members below.

Photo Gallery2021-08-17T10:58:23+01:00

People and places in Ballymun. Check out our photo gallery here

Contact Us / Find Us2021-08-17T10:57:49+01:00

This short film clip shows you exactly where we are located at 1A Shangan Neighbourhood Centre, Shangan Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9.

GPS co-ordinates: 53.394346, -6.257776.

See our map on the home page or consult Google Maps.

Call us on +35318625805 or email info@bclc.ie.

The Board

The Law Centre is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall strategic direction and finances of the organisation. The Board meets approximately every two months and the Manager answers and reports to the Board on all of the centre’s activities and developments. Management accounts are reviewed at the Board meetings and audited accounts are presented at the Annual General Meeting.

Board Members

Chair: Catherine Hickey
Vice Chair: Paula Reynolds
Company Secretary: Claire McSweeney (non director)

Other Directors: 

Antoinette Doyle, Fiona Gallagher, Frank Murphy, Gary Lee, Mary Gordon, Robert Fitzpatrick.

The Team

Claire McSweeney


Hayley Keegan

Office Administrator

Frank Murphy

Board Member

Paul Dornan

Community Solicitor

Sandra Mpanyira

Project Officer

The Law Centre team pictured at the Centre’s 21st celebrations in Nov ’23.