Justin Kilcullen, Director of Trocaire, discusses the Trocaire workshop at IE2012 and the on-going work of justice.
A Dubliner, Justin Kilcullen qualified as an architect from University College Dublin. Having worked as a volunteer in Tanzania and Cambodia Justin joined Trócaire as Africa programme officer in 1981. He served as the organisation’s representative in Laos from 1988 until 1992. In March 1993 he was appointed Director.
In recent years he has been a member of the Irish Government established Hunger Task Force and is currently a member of the National Famine Commemoration Committee. He is a former president of CIDSE, the international working group of Lenten Campaign organisations in Europe and Canada. He recently completed a six year term as president of Concord, the confederation of European development NGOs, representing over two thousand such organisations across the European Union.
Justin’s work brings him to many of the world’s poorest countries where he has the opportunity to meet with communities struggling daily to overcome poverty and oppression. He is an articulate advocate for global justice, both in Ireland and in international forums. Now living in Shankill, County Dublin, Justin Kilcullen is married to Róisín O Boyle. They have three adult children.