Meet the Team

Karen Costello

Project Coordinator

Karen is the project coordinator of the Blue Skies Initiative. Karen holds a degree in Psychology, with a postgraduate qualification in Counselling & Psychotherapy, and an MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis. 

Karen has extensive experience working in a variety of organisations that support families and individuals in the community.  In particular, Karen has extensive knowledge, skills and experience working with young offenders and those in the care system.

Sarah Thornberry

Project Development Worker

Sarah is a project development worker with the Blue Skies Initiative. Before joining the team, Sarah worked with the Youth Services in Clondalkin for ten years.

Sarah has a huge range of skills and experience working with the local community.

Edwina Deegan

Project Development Worker

Edwina joined the Blue Skies Initiative team in July. She is an experienced special needs educator and workshop facilitator with many years experience working in various roles within the education industry.

She has an honours degree in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE); Disability Studies and a Higher Diploma in Nutrition.

Dr. Caitríona Delaney


Caitríona is an excellent researcher with a particular interest in marginalised groups.

Caitríona completed her PhD in Trinity College Dublin.