The PEIN Podcast

Perspectives on Prevention

Towards the end of 2021 PEIN launched its own podcast series. Perspectives on Prevention is hosted by Marian Quinn, one of the Network’s founding members and CEO of CDI Tallaght. In each episode Marian chats with people who have experiences to share, insights to explore, and expertise to draw on from the field of child and family services. Don’t forget to subscribe to Perspectives on Prevention wherever you listen to your podcasts. if you have any recommendations for guests (including yourself!) please get in touch.

Perspectives on Prevention – Vivian Geiran

In this episode of Perspectives on Prevention Marian Quinn chats with Vivien Geiran, former Director General of the Probation Service, about his career, the relationship between poverty and crime, and what needs to change at a policy and practice level to avoid young people’s engagement in the criminal justice system.

Perspectives on Prevention – Anne Genockey

In this episode of Perspectives on Prevention, we meet Anne Genockey, the Deputy CEO of An Cosan, a community education centre in Tallaght. Anne chats with Marian Quinn about her journey as an adult learner living in Jobstown to becoming an inspirational role model and leader in her community.

Perspectives on Prevention – Shannon Baker

In this episode of Perspectives on Prevention, we meet Shannon Baker. Originally from Darndale on Dublin’s Northside. Shannon shares her experience as a youth leader in her community, and reflects on some of the supports she had growing up that influenced her in making positive life choices.

Perspectives on Prevention – Eddie Darcy

In this episode of Perspectives on Prevention, our host Marian Quinn meets Eddie Darcy, a long time youth worker with particular expertise in working with young people at risk. They discuss Eddies belief in always sticking with young people and never giving up. Eddie also talks about some of the structural issues facing young people at risk.

Perspectives on Prevention – Christine Dowling

In this episode of Perspectives on Prevention, our host Marian Quinn meets Christine Dowling, a Project Worker with Extern on the Intense Home Support Scheme. They discuss relationship based engagement, and how Christine develops sustainable supports for vulnerable families. For more on Extern visit

Perspectives on Prevention – Sylda Langford

In this episode of Perspectives on Prevention, Marian Quinn talks with Sylda Langford, one of the most influential civil servants in the area of child and family services. Sylda shares her experiences and insights relating to policy development, inter departmental work and accessing funding.

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