Archives: 2015

Q4 Annual Members Network Meeting

Our Annual Members Network meeting was kindly hosted by Diageo in the Guinness Storehouse on the 16th December. Please find the Presentation Slides .Special thank you to our panellists Carmel Halpin, Accenture, Gerry Keating, Deloitte, Sarah Claxton, ESB and Caroline O’Connor, Gas Networks Ireland. The network meeting also heard from Dr.Rodney Irwin from the World Business Council

Marino College Making Waves

The Irish Times recently published an article detailing the levels of third-level progression amongst students in Irish secondary schools. Many students have the opportunity to move on to third-level education but for others it is simply not an option. Thankfully, the wonderful support schools receive from communities and local stakeholders is making college a realistic goal for more

The Community Foundation for Ireland – Belonging Grants

The Community Foundation for Ireland was established in 2000 and is part of a global network of over 1800 community foundations. CFI empowers people and organisations who want to make a difference through a model of philanthropy that is based on trust, effectiveness and impact. Since 2000, CFI has made grants on behalf of donors

DAA & St. Finian’s celebrate 10 years of Partnership

This academic year marks the DAA’s tenth year of involvement in the Schools’ Business Partnership. Over the last 10 years the DAA has been partnered with St. Finian’s Community College, Swords. Through the Skills @ Work programme the DAA is helping students from the school to bridge the gap between education and the working world. On

Doing Good, While Doing Good

For the social event for the mentoring programme between Limerick IT and St. Nessan’s Community College (now in its 3rd year and gathering momentum each time!) we looked around at world events and what was happening in Limerick. It turned out that the Savoy Hotel in Limerick was doing an evening fundraiser for the relief

COP21 Commitment and call for action from Irish Business Leaders

COP 21 (the annual UN Conference of Parties on climate change) commenced in Paris on 30 November. It will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. This agreement is critically important so that

Gas Networks Ireland Launches Our Universe Promoting Science in Primary Schools

Across the country, over 5,000 primary school students will participate in Gas Networks Ireland’s new science education programme, Our Universe .   Exploding the myth that science is difficult Gas Networks Ireland, in partnership with Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI), introduces science through practical and engaging classroom-based lessons.  Our Universe encourages primary school students to continue with science as