Trish Cole joined Saoirse in 2006. She is the Manager of the two Women’s Refuges and is a member of the Senior Management team.
Prior to her current position Trish was Assistant Refuge Manager from 2007. She worked closely with Allison Graham and was part of the planning and the implementation of the development of Saoirse’s expansion from one to two Refuges and the extension of the Outreach Services.
In 2017 in collaboration with South Dublin County Council she found a second building for the new refuge. She negotiated the purchase of the new building with South Dublin County Council through their CAS Scheme. She was appointed Project Manager and oversaw the work from the sourcing, purchasing and the completion of the new Refuge which was officially opened by the then Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone in December 2019.
Trish now manages the 3 Assistant Managers and their teams and works closely with the CEO and the Outreach Manager to deliver an excellent service to the women and children seeking refuge from domestic violent situations.
Trish holds a BA degree in Social Care from Dublin Institute of Technology.