Who we are

Development Perspectives is a Development Education NGO and registered charity (No. 18555) based in Drogheda, County Louth whose mission is to contribute to lessening poverty, inequality and climate change through transformative education and active global citizenship. Since 2006, Development Perspectives has grown to become a successful leading education NGO in Ireland. Our work explores, examines and acts upon a range of issues and challenges that face our world. In Ireland, clients we have worked with include Trócaire, Concern Worldwide, The Guardian Newspaper and Irish Aid. Overseas some of the groups we have worked with include Uvikiuta Tanzania, The Melton Foundation, Civicus and the GLEN network.

Bobby McCormack and Margaret Downey are the co-founders and the team is made up of a network of highly skilled and talented individuals with a background in both the formal and non-formal sectors. Together we combine our different talents, interests and perspectives to create a creative team of development workers who are not afraid to ‘think outside the box’ or challenge accepted norms.

Vision: Our vision of the world is one where people live in peace with each other, in harmony with nature, free from the shackles of hunger and poverty and who are willing to work and co-operate with each other to bring about an equitable, just and sustainable world.

Director: Bobby McCormack – bobby@developmentperspectives.ie

Board of Management

Bobby McCormack, Director

Bobby McCormack, Director


Sheila Coyle
Brian Fitzpatrick
Daudi Nyaluke
Rebecca O’Halloran
Bryan Harvey

Michael Doorley
Laura Harmon
Elaine Cronin
Denis Cummins

 Sheila Coyle


Finance Committee
Elaine Cronin
Sheila Coyle

Governance Committee
Sheila Coyle
Daudi Nyaluke

Company Secretary:

Elaine Cronin

Finance Officer:

Deirdre Gavin – deirdre@developmentperspectives.ie

Public Engagement Officer:

Deborah Conlon – deborah@developmentperspectives.ie

Project Worker:

Mog Downey – mog@developmentperspectives.ie

#SDGchallenge Coordinator: 

Stephanie Kirwan – stephanie@developmentperspectives.ie

Project workers:   

Paul Crewe – paul@developmentperspectives.ie
Gareth Conlon – gareth@developmentperspectives.ie


Development Perspectives is a signatory of the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages (“the Code”) and commits to applying the Code’s principles for all their communications.

Find out more about giving us feedback on our application of the Code here: 


Dóchas Code Champion: Deborah Conlon (deborah@developmentperspectives.ie)

Should you have any complaints about our applications of the Code please feel free to email our Dóchas Code Champion. If you are in any way unhappy with our response to your complaint you can contact the Dóchas Director at media@dochas.ie.

The Comhlámh Code of Good Practice (CoGP) for Volunteer Sending Agencies.

CoGP Signatory Tri

Development Perspectives is a signatory of the Comhlámh Code of Good Practice (CoGP) for Volunteer Sending Agencies. The Code is a set of standards for organisations involved in facilitating international volunteer placements in the global south.

To find out more about the code please visit: www.comhlamh.org/code-of-good-practice-2-2 

If you feel we are not adhering to the Code please contact us deborah@developmentpersepctives.ie

If you are in any way unhappy with our response to your complaint you can contact info@comhlamh.org