Dr Thomas Cooke and Minister Ó'Cuív open Pobal Offices in Galway

Dr Thomas Cooke, Head of DIT's Community Links Programme was recently in Clifden, Co. Galway with Minister Ó' Cuív to officially open the new offices of Pobal.

Dr. Cooke attended the ceremony in his capacity as acting chair of Pobal, a not for profit company, which coordinates a number of programmes on behalf of Government Departments. These programmes promote social inclusion, reconciliation and equality and counter disadvantage through local social and economic development within communities.

DIT's Thomas Cooke recently pictured with Minister Ó' Cuív at the officially opening of new offices of Pobal in Clifden, Co. Galway

It is no surprise that an individual of Dr Cooke's experience and knowledge of programmes concerning the community and social unity should chair such an organisation like Pobal.

Dr. Cooke has headed up DIT's Community Links programme since its inception in 1996. DIT's Community Links Programme is a multi-stranded programme targeting the primary, secondary, tertiary and community educational sector in terms of educational disadvantage.

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