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Barncat Consulting was established in 2007 by Hannah Grene to provide independent consulting, evaluation and research to the non-profit and community sectors. We are an organisation with a social policy slant, and our goal is to work with our clients to improve the lives of others more effectively. We care about what we do, and we are always looking for ways to maximise the positive impact of our work for our clients. For example, we offer one pro bono day on completion of each contract, for follow up and review. If you have further ideas about how to fulfil our potential, we would love to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it !

Who we are

Hannah Grene - Director


Hannah has a strong background in policy and research in the public, private and community sectors.  She holds a first class honours LLM (Masters of Law) in International Human Rights Law from the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University, Galway. Since establishing Barncat Consulting in 2007, she has been working full-time as a freelance consultant and researcher for the community and non-profit sectors. Hannah also works in the area of international development, and has published several articles, particularly on human rights and corporate social responsibility.


Helen Bartlett - Associate Consultant

Helen Bartlett is a researcher and consultant for the non governmental and community development sectors, specialising in policy and services related research and evaluations.  Helen has worked in Africa, Asia and Europe as a legal advocate for forced migrants, trafficked persons and refugees.  She holds a first class honours LLM in refugee and humanitarian law and has a background in human rights based approaches to programme management and policy development.


Andrea Breslin - Associate Consultant

Andrea Breslin has a strong background in research, policy, and programme management. Andrea has been involved in programme coordination, programme management, and capacity building in the area of human rights and governance, especially in Africa and the Middle East. She has worked on monitoring, investigating and reporting on human rights issues. She has lectured extensively on international human rights law, and has delivered numerous trainings on human rights to state and non-state actors. She holds an LLM and a PhD in international human rights law, and has worked for international NGOs, tribunals, donors, and the UN on human rights related issues.


Eva Early - Associate Consultant

Eva has worked in community development since she took part in the European Voluntary Service in Paris in 2003. She holds a Masters degree in Development Studies from Kimmage Development Studies Centre, where her dissertation was on volunteering and well-being. She has worked as Communications Officer with Volunteer Centres Ireland, the representative body for the 22 Volunteer Centres nationwide, and for community development consultancy the Nurture Programme, specialising in participative research techniques.


Barncat Consulting employs associate consultants to work on specific projects, according to their experience and expertise. If you would like to be considered as an associate, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with an up-to-date CV.




Barncat Consulting, Ballinaclash, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. Email: hannah@barncat.ie




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