Men's Development Network (MDN)


National men's development organisation

The Men's Development Network is a developmental and consultative organisation that works on four levels: locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Nationally the Men's Development Network has volunteer representatives across Ireland.

The distinct functions of the Men's Development Network feed into and inform each level so that the benefits of the work is spread. Along with its overall aim to work with men towards achieving beneficial change, the Men's Development Network does specific work on issues that have been identified as needing particular attention including:

  • The Men's Development Project funded by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.
  • Maintaining men's development through our National Network funded by the Dormant Accounts Fund through Pobal.
  • Promoting men's health nationally in partnership with the Department of Health & Children and the Health Service Executive.
  • Co-ordinating the Domestic Violence Intervention Programmes funded by COSC through the Department of Justice, and Law Reform.
  • Providing counselling and support on an individual basis funded by the Family Support Agency.
  • Gender Equality Mainstreaminq funded by the Department of Education & Science, and the Equality Authority.
  • Working with particular groups of men including Traveller Men, Male Refugees & Asylum Seekers, Male Victims of Violence, Unmarried & Separated Fathers funded by the H.S.E., Area Partnerships and other Agencies.
  • Researching men & men's issues funded by the Katherine Howard Foundation, Health Service Executive, COSC and Pobal and Area Partnerships.
  • Providing training and education on men's development work and men's health, nationally.

Contact Information

49 O'Connell Street
(051) 844 260