About us

I am not discouraged in spite of the scope of extreme poverty. I have been through everything that the poor have to go through, all they have endured. Yet I have always spoken these words of hope: extreme poverty does not have to exist. Human beings create it and they are the ones who can put an end to it. No one accepts that poverty should continue, and especially not the poorest people. That’s why I am certain that things will change, that poverty will be overcome. Violence will change nothing, but love and justice together will. Friends, I leave each of you with this question: Am I really working for a Europe to which everyone can belong? Will whatever I do, whatever I say, whatever I suggest lead to a Europe where the poorest are at last set free? Will it bring about a Europe of Human Rights?
Joseph Wresinksi, Founder of ATD, June 1987
All Together in Dignity – ATD Fourth World is an international human-rights movement that works through grass-roots projects in partnership with people living in poverty. All around the world, it remains focused on constantly reaching out to the most vulnerable families, those who have a long history of poverty and educational disadvantage even in the so-called developed countries.
For the past 17 years, ATD in Ireland has been close to family members facing persistent poverty and struggling daily to live in dignity. In November 2014, friends and volunteers met for the first time to draft an document about the identity of ATD in Ireland. Four meetings took place in 2015 to move ahead in this collective and participatory process. This work led in July 2015 to the adoption of  the “Who We Are Together” Declaration.
ATD Ireland Annual Reports:


ATD Fourth World-Ireland is a company limited by guarantee not having a share capital, registered in Dublin. Registered Number 475746 – Registered Charity Number 20072131 (Charity Regulation Authority) – Charity Number CHY 18678 (Revenue) – Registered Office: 26 Mountjoy Square East, Dublin 1, D01 K2F6

ATD Memorandum of Association registered in 2009
ATD on the Charities Regulator Website

The current Safeguarding Policy documents have been approved and adopted by the Board of Directors of ATD at their meeting on 13 February 2017. Marie Williams (member of the Board) is the designated person for Safeguarding referals.

ATD Safeguarding Policy for Children
ATD Safeguarding Policy for Vulnerable Adults

The Income and Expenditure Accounts of ATD Fourth World-Ireland is audited by Nolan & Associates, Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors, 302/304 The Capel Building, Mary’s Abbey, Dublin 7.

Audited Accounts ATD Ireland 2016
Audited Accounts ATD Ireland 2015

Audited Accounts ATD Ireland 2014

Audited Accounts ATD Ireland 2013
Audited Accounts ATD Ireland 2012

Directors: Marie Williams, Isabelle Pypaert-Perrin, Juliette Pechenart, Gerald Doherty (Chairperson), Martin Byrne (Secretary), Hugh Frazer, Gary Broderick. Meet our directors here!

List of the members of ATD Company on 11 12 17ATD Ireland Membership Kit April 2017

Full-time volunteer Dublin team:  Mark Hogan and Senan Coughlan (financially supported by ATD Ireland), Charlotte Tiffoin, Fabienne and Pierre Klein (posted volunteers financially supported by ATD France).

Governance: In November 2017, the Board of ATD Ireland started the journey to prepare ATD Ireland to fully comply with the Governance Code, a Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland.