Ruth O'Dea, B.A. (Mod.), MSc. Equality Studies

Educational Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Single Honour History, TCD
    Masters in Equality Studies, UCD
  • Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Goethe Institute accredited
    Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Relevant Experience:

  • Six years as Training Officer with Refugee Information Service (RIS), delivering training on immigration procedures, rights and responsibilities to service providers and community & voluntary sector
  • Information & Advocacy Officer with RIS providing information, advice and advocacy services for refugees and asylum seekers living in Ireland
  • Regional Training Executive with Citizens Information Board (CIB), designing appropriate training programmes for staff and volunteers of Citizens Information Services and community & voluntary sector.
  • Contributor to CIB FETAC accredited course content on Immigration Issues
  • Designed and delivered courses on Social Welfare Appeals for CIB
    Group facilitation work in community development sector as Community Development Worker in Tallaght
  • Three years experience as teacher of English as a foreign language in Germany and Ireland
  • Member of the Irish Refugee Council and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties
  • Languages: German, Irish, French, Spanish.

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Coming Up

A Public Information Presentation entitled ‘Making a Will won’t kill you’ is to take place in Beara, County Cork at Eyeries National School at 7.30pm on Tuesday 23 February 2016. Hosted by Eyeries NS Parents’ Association and delivered by Anne O’Carroll of Cascade Training Consultancy, this jargon-free presentation gives practical tips on how to make a will, what happens if you don’t and how best to provide for your loved ones, avail of tax breaks and ensure peace of mind. This event is a fund-raiser for the school and is open to all, but parents of young children or other dependents are particularly encouraged to attend. There will be a Question & Answer session afterwards and handouts will be provided.

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Family Mediation Service

Very good overview [of Family Law on Separation or Breakdown] and pointers on where to get more detailed information.

I found most helpful the way in which the law was put into context in real situations.

Best training to date, delighted that Powerpoint was only a minor part of training technique !

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