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East & Dublin

Great Volunteers at Gas Networks Ireland Celebrated!

On the 12th January the achievements of Dublin-based Gas Networks Ireland volunteers was the cause of celebration. In the 2013-14 school year 29 volunteers inspired and motivated 620 students in 22 schools facilitating Junior Achievement programmes and the Gas Networks Ireland-sponsored Science Forward events.

Thank you to all our volunteers for lending you time and expertise in inspiring and motivating local students. It is greatly appreciated. Pictured below are some of the volunteers following the presentation of their certificates.

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A special thank you to Caroline O'Connor and Kira Fox for their support over the past year. We look forward to another fantastic year with Gas Networks Ireland in 2015!

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Sinéad Groarke

Sinead PicSinéad joined Junior Achievement in 2014 as Programme Coordinator for West Dublin/Kildare. She previously had a successful career in the Financial Services sector.

Sinéad is an advocate for community volunteering and has previously volunteered for Foróige, Simon Community and Special Olympics World Summer Games. She is a graduate of the National University of Ireland Maynooth and holds a BA (Hons) in Economics and Finance.

Sinéad was inspired to join JA after volunteering to teach a number of primary programmes.

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Elaine O'Brien-Lynch

ElaineElaine is a dedicated community development worker (both local and overseas) with 20 years experience of empowering communities through adult education, financial literacy and one to one coaching.

CIPD accredited Training and Development Specialist with a successful career in the financial services sector,  Elaine is also a Qualified Financial Advisor maintaining this status through Continuous Professional Development. She was vice chairperson of Dublin 12 MABS from 2015 – 2018 and continues her community development by volunteering with the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission delivering the Money Skills for Life programme.

Having completed a degree in Managing Voluntary and Community Organisations Elaine joined the Junior Achievement team in October 2014 where she now supports North and West Dublin partner companies and schools.  

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Aisling Andrews

Aisling Andrews PhotoAisling is the Area Manager for Dublin and has been with Junior Achievement since 2009. Aisling worked in HR for several years following her graduation from National College of Ireland with a BA (Hons) in Human Resources. Aisling taught a number of programmes as a volunteer with her previous employer before joining the JA Team.

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