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Anne Costello

Anne is Director of Nursing at Tara. She has over twenty years’ experience in elderly care. In addition to her experience, she has extensive post graduate training and qualifications in advanced pain management and Person Centered Dementia Care.

Paul Costello

Paul is a Director of Tara. He has Degree in Business Studies and an MBA. He is also the Registered Provider at Tara.

Jolly Pappachen

Jolly oversees and directs the nursing team and collaborates on Policy 

Iwona Pawlowska

Iwona is the office manager at Tara Care Centre and coordinates all administration at the centre

Directors and key personnel

Tara Care Centre promotes quality of life and independence through a friendly and professional service. Our staff, in the performance of their duties recognise that everything we do ultimately touches the lives of our residents and extended families. We demonstrate this philosophy by continuously evaluating our own performance and striving for continuous improvement. Tara Care Center is a fully registered Nursing Home by HIQA without conditions with staffing levels to reflect the dependency levels of its residents. See our staff members below.

Dee Power

Dee coordinates social events between families and residents

Ivie Viernes

Ivie oversees all activities at Tara in which the centre places great emphasis

Daliborka Susic

Dali is part of our activities department as well as her senior carer role.

Piotr Burakowski

Piotr takes overall responsibility for all the catering services at Tara, including leading his team and coordinating food purchases

Other key personnel

All staff at Tara Care Centre play a pivotal role in delivering care. As well as the direct care providers, housekeeping and maintenance underpins the service by providing high hygiene and building standards.


Our nursing team assess each resident prior to admission and update care plans regularly to properly reflect the residents needs and address any required changes to the care plan.

Activities and Social Development

The Tara Care Centre has a full time Activities Co-coordinator and support team. Individual programs are designed for all residents. Activities vary according to resident’s needs and include relaxation and movement workshops, craft sessions, one-to-one activities and gardening – weather permitting. Our Sonas therapy has proved to be very successful and its interactive nature helps residents to integrate and have some fun. The murals and art work created by the residents of the Tara Care Centre were created to help implement our new approach to Dementia care. Putting it together was good craic and took many people back in time to the Bray they once knew and remember. Coming out to visit Bray on the bus or train was always a memorable time. The good feelings of spending time with their families and the fun that they had been evoked.


Our catering staff update menus regularly and present a choice for breakfast, lunch and evening meals to suit the needs of all residents.

More of our team

All our care assistants have FETAC level 5 qualifications and receive continuous education and training to ensure the highest level of care delivered.

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