Alan O’Neill

Alan O'Neill, Dip. Arch.(Dist.), B.Sc.(Hons), MA, MIOD is the CEO of the Men's Development Network (MDN).

Over the last 17.5 years Alan has established MDN as the leader on men's development in Ireland and abroad. Alan has represented MDN and its methodologies in the UK, Europe, the USA and Australia.

MDN delivers men's programmes in development, health, training, violence intervention, counselling, equality and equity, and for men with particular issues. MDN is the national promoter of the White Ribbon Campaign in Ireland to end men’s violence against women and promote gender equality. MDN is a member of TORL, an Actor in EIGE and a member of the FRP.

Alan was in his first men's group in 1971. He is married to Catherine Drea for 37 years and they have three adult sons. He is the author of a booklet and two books on MDN's work; “7 Key Questions for Men” (2012), “Supporting Men in Challenging Times” (2013) and “A New Conversation with Men”  (TBP 2015).