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Virgin Media calls on families around Ireland to discover the digital world together

Members News - Community - Feb 06, 2019

Safer Internet Day 2019 was celebrated yesterday 5th February and focused on ‘Together for a better Internet’. Through the day, families all around the Ireland were encouraged to discover the digital world together, as activities got underway to mark Safer Internet Day, 2019. This is 11th year Virgin Media has supported this annual global event and


Adam Kelly announced as winner of the 55th BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition

Members News - Jan 29, 2019

The winner of the 55th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) has been announced. Adam Kelly, aged 17, a 5th year student from Skerries Community College, in Dublin, has taken home the top prize for his project entitled “Optimizing The Simulation Of General Quantum Circuits“. The coveted prize was presented to the winner this


Gas Networks Ireland announces partnership with Age Action

Members News - Jan 29, 2019

Gas Networks Ireland is delighted to announce that Age Action will benefit from its customer research process in 2019. Every time a Gas Networks Ireland customer completes a customer experience survey, a donation of €2 will be made to Age Action’s Care & Repair service. Age Action was established in 1992 with the vision to


Accenture develop VR game to introduce 1st year students to new technologies

Members News - Jan 29, 2019

Accenture developed a new and exciting Virtual Reality game to introduce first year students to new technologies and peak their interest in STEM before they select their exam subjects. Accenture learning research indicates VR as an immersive learning solution has the potential to increase retention rates by 30%. In the game, students are challenged to


BT Shop for Change raises vital funds for cancer research and support services across the country

Members News - Community - Dec 10, 2018

Ireland’s biggest charity shop takeover, BT Shop for Change has succeeded in raising €186,269 for the Irish Cancer Society. The brainchild of BT Ireland employees, the event, now in its seventh year, saw more than 120 BT Ireland employees swap the office for the charity shop and compete against each other to generate the most


J&J WiSTEM2 D

Members News - Community - Dec 10, 2018

The Johnson & Johnson (J&J) family of companies has been at the forefront in advocating and promoting the need to support women in pursuing careers in the STEM2D area.  As part of J&J’s commitment to building a diverse scientific community, the company developed its WISTEM2D strategy – Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and


Abbott: Parents, students and teachers attend STEM careers event – Science Week 2018

Members News - Community - Dec 10, 2018

Abbott contributed significantly to National Science Week, 2018 by helping to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers in Ireland. Abbott started their science week activity off with “ASPIRE with Abbott,” which took place at Abbott’s Clonmel facility. This event was a showcase of STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths) careers, sharing advice about


Bank of Ireland delivers over 20,000 nursing hours for Jack & Jill

Members News - Community - Nov 29, 2018

Over the past two years, Bank of Ireland colleagues worked together to help deliver the pledge of 20,000 nursing hours to the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation by using their skills, expertise and time to make a lasting legacy for families across Ireland. From the very beginning Bank of Ireland’s aim was to leave Jack


Employee volunteer hours soar during Symantec’s third annual Global Service Week

Members News - Nov 28, 2018

Symantec employees across the world recently participated in Global Service Week (GSW), a time to join together to improve the communities where we live and work. During this full week of service, Symantec employees are encouraged to commit to at least one hour of community service with a nonprofit or charitable project of their choice.


Children’s Grief Centre in Limerick named as National Lottery Good Cause of the Year at Gala Awards ceremony

Members News - Community - Nov 28, 2018

An inspiring charity which supports children who suffer loss from bereavement, divorce or separation has been named the National Lottery Good Cause of the Year 2018. The Children’s Grief Centre in Limerick scooped the overall National Lottery Good Causes Award 2018 and the Youth Category at a gala event in Dublin in November. The new


Ireland is the first country in Europe to adopt the P-TECH school model

16th November marked an important moment for Ireland’s education system, and for the community in Dublin’s north east inner city, as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, announced pilots of the  P-TECH  model in three local schools. Ireland is the first country in Europe to adopt the P-TECH school model. First established by IBM and local educators in Brooklyn, New


Calor Gas turns up the heat on its sustainability agenda

Members News - Leadership - Nov 28, 2018

Calor understands that it has an important role to play in powering rural Ireland and providing innovative alternatives to carbon-intensive fuels. It’s no surprise, therefore, that sustainability is at the heart of Calor’s business strategy in Ireland. Calor is fully committed to supporting environmental best practice and sustainable development and its employees are key enablers


Olympic Winner Celebrates Community Heroes From Across Dublin

Members News - Community - Nov 08, 2018

Thursday November 8, Olympic medal-winning hero Annalise Murphy took some time out from her busy training schedule to help announce the winners of the 2018 Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards. 85 voluntary and community groups from across Dublin will find out the value of their award, €1,000, €2,000 or €5,000, which will allow them to


Reimagining banking in local economies

Members News - Community - Oct 31, 2018

On September 20th, Bank of Ireland won the Marketplace category at the Chambers Ireland CSR awards for their innovative Workbench concept. In simple terms Workbench is a space in the bank branch put aside for entrepreneurs to work and meet. The unique concept connects entrepreneurs, Bank of Ireland colleagues and the local community, by offering


Vodafone Ireland pledges to switch to 100% renewable electricity by 2025

Members News - Environment - Oct 31, 2018

Vodafone Ireland launches its Sustainable Business Report with focus on Diversity & Equality, Energy & Environment and Youth Skills & Jobs transformational goals Report unveiled at a special event hosted at the ‘Cool Planet Experience’ to celebrate International Day of Climate Action 2018 Key note from Senior TED fellow and author Dr Rachel Armstrong on


Gas Networks Ireland launches Energize

Members News - Community - Oct 31, 2018

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) are at the core of the Gas Networks Ireland business, but there’s a skills gap.  Industry demand for STEM graduates still outstrips supply every year. To help promote careers in science to young people, Gas Networks Ireland, in partnership with Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) has launched a new science


In Conversation with Cathriona Fitzsimons PM Group

Members News - Leadership - Oct 30, 2018

This month we are delighted to give readers the opportunity to get to know Cathriona Fitzsimons the Corporate Responsibility Co-ordinator for PM Group.PM Group is an international provider of professional services in engineering, architecture and project management.


25th October Bank of Ireland to host a unique Breakfast Briefing with Simon Anholt

Members News - Oct 01, 2018

Famed TED Talk speaker and founder of The Good Country Index, Simon Anholt, will be in Ireland this October and Bank of Ireland are hosting a unique invitation-only Breakfast Briefing on the 25th October. Attendees will be able to hear the latest trends and insights from this renowned speaker.


16th October Workday VIBE: value inclusion, belonging and equity for all

Diversity is an ongoing challenge opportunity we all face – what action can we take to make the necessary changes? With a growing climate of inclusion in Ireland over the past few years, many organisations see diversity as a key strategic priority – but diverse talent is still largely underrepresented at all levels. Join Workday


Women’s Business Network at Fujitsu

Fujitsu is Japan’s leading information and communication technology company and has a proud history working with Irish customers for over 50 years, providing a full range of technology products, solutions and services.  One of Fujitsu’s key corporate goals is ‘human-centric innovation’ where technology can enable smarter, sustainable societies. This influences all that we do and


The Fujitsu Ireland Volunteering Programme

The Fujitsu Ireland Volunteering Programme has been an ongoing initiative for the past 10 years. We have three primary philanthropic relationships, our charity partner: the National Council of the Blind Ireland (NCBI) and our historical charity relationships, St. Joseph’s School Rush & St. Michael’s House for the intellectually disabled. In April 2016, Fujitsu entered into


Volunteers in Tanzania – Helping the Most Vulnerable Live Fuller, Healthier Lives

Located in eastern Africa, Tanzania borders both Lake Victoria and the Indian Ocean. It’s home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the continent’s highest peak, as well as waterfalls and forests, wildebeests and giraffes. It’s also home to 55 million people, many of whom struggle with access to healthcare. For nearly 20 years, the Abbott Fund has invested


Veolia commences major upgrade to the Vartry Water Treatment Plant

Global resource management company, Veolia, is now working in partnership with Irish Water to develop and operate a new 75 million litres per day water treatment plant at Vartry, Co Wicklow. Designed to meet the growing and future needs of the population of Dublin the new plant will secure the existing supply and forms part


Intel’s biodiversity story

Biodiversity is the variety of life on earth and without it, we couldn’t survive. It plays a fundamental role in the provision of food, fuel, fibre, medicines, clean air and water, and physical and mental wellbeing, among many other things. However, biodiversity loss is now one of the most significant environmental threats facing the planet


Musgrave plans for the long term

Members News - Leadership - Strategy - Jul 30, 2018

Musgrave Group’s corporate values are so simple a child can understand them. It’s why they are so effective. One of Ireland’s largest and most successful companies, the family owned business was founded in 1876, has a turnover of Euro 4.5 billion, supports more than 3,600 stores and operates nine brands – including SuperValu, Centra and


Intel celebrates 50 years

On July 18th Intel celebrated its 50th Anniversary. To celebrate this milestone the company has taken inspiration from a famous quote from co-founder Robert Noyce: “Don’t be encumbered by history, go off and do something wonderful.” With this in mind the challenge to celebrate our golden anniversary with 50,000 employees across the globe engaging in volunteerism,


Accenture’s Skills to Succeed Academy Goes Nationwide

This Summer, an Irish Business and a Community Organisation Have Come Together to Build Employability Skills in Local Communities as the Skills to Succeed Academy Goes Nationwide. It seems fitting to write about the Skills to Succeed Academy in this publication as BITC’s mission is to “harness the power of Irish business to maximise its


Abbott & SciFest celebrate the 10th year of stem partnership

This year Abbott is marking the tenth year of supporting SciFest, which aims to encourage a love of science, technology and maths. This is done through active, collaborative, inquiry-based learning and also provides a forum for students at local, regional and national level to present and display their scientific investigations.


Spearheading sustainability

Members News - Strategy - Jul 30, 2018

Lidl are fully committed to ensuring that their buying power is driving positive change for producers,communities and the environment as a whole, both in Ireland and further afield. Whether it is beef bought here in Ireland or bananas bought in the Dominican Republic, they are driving on-farm sustainability and tackling topics such as plastic reductions.