ARTICLES

Age Diversity – Daniel Waugh

Daniel Waugh Previous Board Trustee with National Youth Council of Ireland and Teenline YOUNG PEOPLE WILL RULE THE WORLD - IF WE LET THEM Frank Lloyd Wright said, “Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances”, and he was right. Youth is something to be sought...

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Age Diversity – Mary Quinn

Mary Quinn  Amnesty International Ireland  Board Member, 2012 – 2018 I was elected to the Board of Amnesty International Ireland in March 2012 when I was 23 years old. I joined Amnesty International as a second year Social Science student in NUI Maynooth looking to...

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Age Diversity – Anna Egan

Anna Egan, Junior Secretary, UCD Volunteers Overseas International Development is something that I’ve had a keen interest in for years, so in November 2017 I decided to put myself forward for a graduate position on the University College Dublin Volunteers Overseas...

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Age Diversity – Liam Redmond

Liam Redmond, Acting Country Manager, Enactus Ireland A proud 26-year-old When thinking about joining a board, I had one reservation – my age. Although we live in a time where young people are celebrated and encouraged to take charge, I was always coming up against...

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Age Diversity – Spunout.ie

Spunout.ie Written by Fíona Ní Chinnéide, Chairperson With Contribution from Áine O’Connell, Board Trustee & Eoin Corbett, Board Trustee   SpunOut.ie is Ireland’s youth information website created by young people, for young people. Established in 2005, we are a...

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Trustee Profile – Brian Lavery

Brian Lavery, Trustee of The Ark  European Managing Director, AccuWeather ‘May you live in interesting times,’ goes the apocryphal curse. It’s obviously preferable to spend one’s days in peaceful, and historically irrelevant, periods. When it comes to serving on a...

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Trustee Profile – Nessan Vaughan

Nessan Vaughan, Chairperson of Sphere 17, Regional Youth Service Full-time Community & Volunteer Worker Honest, Organisied and Flexible: Building Strong Board Relationships  "Building and achieving consensus are important while focusing on arriving at the right...

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Trustee Profile – Niamh Gallagher

Niamh Gallagher, Trustee of Women for Election CEO, Drinkaware Understanding the Limitations of a Small Organisation and how Board Effectiveness can Combat this "Effective team work is even more important given that Directors are voluntary and therefore their time is...

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Trustee Profile – Helen Kelly

Helen Kelly, Trustee of Barnardos Ireland Head of Corporate Banking Origination – Ireland, Barclays Bank Discovering the Impact of Charitable Organisations through a Board role "It is much more fulfilling than I originally expected. What is particularly striking is...

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Trustee Profile – Michael McDonagh

Michael McDonagh, Chairperson of Boardmatch Ireland  Senior Business Director - Hays Recruitment Dealing with Challenges and Learning as a Charity Trustee "You have to be mindful that, as a Director or Trustee, you are less hands on operationally than you might like...

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