Dualta Roughneen
Head of Programmes

Dualta joined Plan International Ireland in 2009 after completing a Masters in Human Rights in UCD. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer, and was appointed Head of Programmes in February 2016.


Dualta Roughneen

Dualta joined Plan International Ireland in 2009 after completing a Masters in Human Rights in UCD. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer, having graduated from UCG in 2001, he worked with Coffey Construction in Foynes and the County Council in his native Mayo. He was appointed as Plan International Ireland’s Head of Programmes in February 2016.

Since 2003 he has worked as an engineer in humanitarian and development programmes in Ethiopia, North Korea, Afghanistan, Sudan and Liberia. Recently, Dualta has worked with Plan International’s teams in Ethiopia, Cameroon and the Sahel in responding to food and cholera crises. His work with Plan International Ireland involves managing its emergency programmes and providing technical support for water and sanitation programmes. Dualta travels frequently to provide emergency support to Plan International’s field offices in the event of emergencies around the world.

In his limited spare time outside work, Dualta runs marathons, plays football, watches football, reads the news and thinks about writing the great Irish novel.

Dualta is published by Bennion Kearny Publishing (2014), “North Korea: On the Inside Looking In”, and by CSP (2010) “The Right to Roam: Travellers and Human Rights in the Modern Nation State”, (2017) “Humanitarian Subsidiarity: A New Principle?”