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Great Britain

Job Opportunity: The Ireland Fund of Great Britain Events Manager

23rd September, 2016 -

Description

Working closely with the Board of Directors and the Managing Director, the Events Manager will be charged with developing and managing a busy portfolio of private cultivation and high profile fundraising events in Great Britain. The role will engage in relationship management of strategic event partners, donors, event committees and vendors to ensure event success.

We are seeking an individual who possesses excellent event planning, organisational budgeting and analytical skills with the ability to set clear goals, prioritise, take responsibility for delivery, evaluate performance and report on results. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a personable candidate who has an outstanding track record of developing and managing relationships with high profile, wealthy and / or influential individuals. Education to degree level is required and Institute of Fundraising Certificate or Diploma Qualifications is preferred.

  • This is a full-time position located in London with a competitive annual salary.
  • Please contact Caitriona at ifgb@irlfunds.org for an expanded job description and more information.

About The Worldwide Ireland Funds

The Ireland Fund of Great Britain is part of The Worldwide Ireland Funds a philanthropic network active in 12 countries that has raised over $500 million for more than 3,000 organisations. It is one of the largest private grant-making bodies to the island of Ireland  and also supports many foreign communities with links to the Irish diaspora. As a preeminent global philanthropy network and a best in class grant maker The Worldwide Ireland Funds are focused on identifying, funding and mentoring causes in the areas of peace and reconciliation, education, arts and culture, health and community development.

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Australia

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Monaco

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Australia

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Australia

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Australia

Australia - Newsletter - December 2014

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France

The Ireland Fund of France Assists The Children’s Ark Unit at University Hospital Limerick

28th November, 2014 - It was a happy ending to the year for the staff at the Children’s Ark Unit at University Hospital Limerick as they took possession of their Paediatric Critical Care Trolley. - View article

Australia

Australia - Newsletter - September 2014

12th September, 2014 - Australia - Newsletter - September 2014 - View article

New York

Rory McIlroy returns to New York as conquering hero

11th August, 2014 -
Rory McIlroy and John Fitzpatrick, Chairman, The American Ireland Fund

It appears Rory McIlroy knew exactly where to head to celebrate after his nail biting US PGAChampionship win on Sunday. McIlroy boarded his private jet and headed straight for New York from Kentucky, to the Big Apple where hotelier John Fitzpatrick had arranged a red carpet welcome at his hotel on 57th Street and Lexington Avenue.

The Northern Irish golf champ arrived at about 2am with both the PGA trophy and the British Open grand slam one. A red carpet was rolled out to greet the conquering hero. "We are so happy and so delighted for him," said hotelier John Fitzpatrick who is also Chairman of the American Ireland Fund. "He has done us all proud." The two golf trophies were on display in the hotel lobby on Monday morning.

James O'Shea  @irishcentral

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Australia

Australia - Newsletter - June 2014

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Great Britain

Newstalk: Michael Flatley supports charity cycle for 'Forgotten Irish'

4th June, 2014 - The Irish-American dancer is urging people to show their support for campaign to help Irish living in need in the UK - View article

Great Britain

The Irish Post: Hammersmith Cultural Centre gets £50k boost

26th April, 2014 - The Ireland Fund of Great Britain has pledged £50,000 to the Irish Cultural Centre’s fundraising campaign to fit out the interior of the new centre in west London - View article

Australia

Australia - Newsletter - April 2014

17th April, 2014 - Australia - Newsletter - April 2014 - View article

Great Britain

The Irish Post: Stars come out to honour ROG

1st March, 2014 - Dermot O'Leary led the tributes to Ronan O'Gara as Irish stars, fans and supporters came out to celebrate the career of the rugby legend in London last night - View article

Monaco

Writers in Residence: Dr. Vandra Costello, 2013

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Great Britain

Evoke: Scrum of stars line out in London for a glittering testimonial dinner for Ireland rugby legend Ronan O'Gara

21st February, 2014 - Given that he was one of Munster's greatest ever rugby stars, it was no surprise to see Ronan O'Gara painting the town red in London yesterday for his Irish testimonial dinner - View article

Great Britain

The Irish Post: 900 turn out for Ronan O'Gara testimonial dinner

21st February, 2014 - Dermot O'Leary led the tributes to Ronan O'Gara as Irish stars, fans and supporters came out to celebrate the career of the rugby legend in London last night - View article

Great Britain

The Irish Post: U2 show their support ahead of Ronan O'Gara's London testimonial

19th February, 2014 - Super group U2 have pledged their support to Irish international rugby star Ronan O'Gara ahead of his testimonial in London this week - View article

Great Britain

Sport News Ireland: Ireland Fund of Great Britain Honours the late great Patsy Byrne

14th February, 2014 - The Ireland Fund of Great Britain posthumously honoured Irish construction giant Patsy Byrne when CEO Sheila Bailey presented his son Michael with the Ireland Fund of Great Britain's 'Forgotten Irish' Award - View article

Great Britain

The Scotsman: Celtic's Neil Lennon still hoping to sign Leigh Griffiths

3rd February, 2014 - The Celtic manager was speaking at an event to announce a £45,000 investment by the Ireland Fund of Great Britain - View article

Great Britain

The Irish Post: The late Patsy Byrne honoured for services to charity and community

1st February, 2014 - Community leaders joined a host of stars in tribute to the late Patsy Byrne, who was posthumously honoured this week for his service to the Irish in Britain - View article

Great Britain

The Irish World: Posthumous Forgotten Irish Award for Patsy

1st February, 2014 - Patsy Byrne has been posthumously honoured for his contribution to the Irish Community in the country he made home forty years ago. - View article

Great Britain

Evening Times: It's kick-off for £45,000 charity bid

28th January, 2014 - Local community groups are set for a £45,000 windfall thanks to a charity partnership - View article

Great Britain

Daily Record: Neil Lennon says Leigh Griffiths 'will bring us goals' as he confirms Celtic bid for the Scotland striker

27th January, 2014 - Lennon was speaking at a media conference to promote the Ireland Fund of Great Britain's £45,000 investment to deliver community projects through a partnership with Celtic FC Foundation and North Lanarkshire Leisure - View article

Great Britain

Radio Kerry: Patsy Byrne honoured by Ireland Fund of Great Britain

24th January, 2014 - Duagh native Patsy Byrne has been posthumously honoured by the Ireland Fund of Great Britain at a ceremony at the Irish Embassy in London - View article

Great Britain

The Irish Post: Patsy Byrne honoured for his service to the Irish in Britain

24th January, 2014 - Late construction boss Patsy Byrne has been recognised for his service to the Irish in Britain. The Kerryman, who passed away last September, was named as the winner of this year's Forgotten Irish Award by the Ireland Fund of Great Britain last night - View article

Great Britain

The Irish Examiner: Ronan O'Gara reg plate up for grabs at testimonial event

17th January, 2014 - ROG 10 number plate, to be auctioned at his testimonial dinner is unveiled by Ronan O'Gara - View article

Great Britain

Sky News: Vatican Faces UN Grilling Over Child Abuse

16th January, 2014 - With funds raised from Basil Geoghegan's Everest Climb and the support of the IFGB, Elizabeth Coppin visited Geneva to urge the Catholic Church to admit the abuse that she and many other women were subject to in the Catholic laundries - View article

Great Britain

The Irish Independent: Ronan O'Gara set for one last hurrah on English soil

1st January, 2014 - Ronan O'Gara will get one last tilt on English soil with his testimonial dinner to be held in London two days before Ireland clash with their Six Nation rivals next month. - View article

Great Britain

The Irish Examiner: Gala testimonial for rugby great O'Gara on eve of England game

1st January, 2014 - Gala testimonial for rugby great O'Gara on eve of England game. - View article

Great Britain

The Forgotten Irish Campaign

1st January, 2014 - Peter Sutherland KCMG launched our campaign for The ‘Forgotten Irish’ in London with President Mary McAleese in June 2007 to raise awareness and substantial funds for the vulnerable and elderly Irish community in the UK. - View article

Great Britain

The Irish Post: The 10 best Irish-related films of 2013

24th December, 2013 - Michelle Deignan's Breaking Ground, which tells the background history of the London Irish Women's Centre is placed in the top ten of Irish related films in 2013. - View article

Great Britain

The Irish Post: Brenda Fricker awarded for contribution to Irish cultural life in Britain

10th December, 2013 - Speaking at the Ireland Fund of Great Britain's 25th anniversary Winter Ball, OSCAR winning actress Brenda Fricker spoke of the hardship she witnessed as a teenager when she was one of Britain's forgotten Irish - View article

Great Britain

RSVP: Actress Brenda Fricker honoured at the Ireland fund of Great Britain's Silver Anniversary Winter Ball

10th December, 2013 - On Saturday 7th December Irish communities in London united to celebrate The Ireland Fund of Great Britain's 25th anniversary at their annual Winter Ball at The Landmark Hotel. During the evening Brenda Fricker was honoured for her 'Contribution to Irish Cultural Life' - View article

Australia

Australia - Newsletter - November 2013

1st December, 2013 - Australia - Newsletter - November 2013 - View article

New York

Seamus Heaney 1939 - 2013

30th August, 2013 - - View article

Great Britain

Today FM: The Phil Cawley Show

17th August, 2013 - Bernard McEvoy speaks to Phil Cawley about the Forgotten Irish and the fundraising cycle from Land's End to John O Groats. Listen from 17.50 - 20.02 mins - View article

Great Britain

Radio Kerry: How Irish People living in the UK have fallen on hard times

15th August, 2013 - Bernard McEvoy from the British Irish Chamber of Commerce spoke to Deirdre about how many Irish people living in the UK have fallen on hard times - View article

Australia

Australia - Newsletter - June 2013

11th July, 2013 - Australia - Newsletter - June 2013 - View article

Great Britain

Irish Independent: Ruth Dudley Edwards - Terry's star turn shows the triumph of Ireland Fund

23rd June, 2013 - Sir Terry Wogan, a founding member of the Ireland Fund of Great Britain (IFGB), was the star speaker on Friday night at the celebration - View article

Great Britain

Irish Independent: Ruth Dudley Edwards - Terry's star turn shows the triumph of Ireland Fund

23rd June, 2013 - Sir Terry Wogan, a founding member of the Ireland Fund of Great Britain (IFGB), was the star speaker on Friday night at the celebration. - View article

Great Britain

Business & Finance: 25 Years of Fundraising

31st May, 2013 - Ireland Day at London Stock Exchange was a fitting occasion to honour the Ireland Fund of Great Britain’s 25th anniversary, which takes place on June 21st, writes the Funds CEO, Sheila Bailey... - View article

Australia

Australia - Newsletter - May 2013

6th May, 2013 - Australia - Newsletter - May 2013 - View article

Great Britain

Business & Finance: 25 Years of Fundraising

1st May, 2013 - Ireland Day at London Stock Exchange was a fitting occasion to honour the Ireland Fund of Great Britain's 25th anniversary, which takes place on June 21st, writes the Funds CEO, Sheila Bailey - View article

Monaco

Writers in Residence: Tom Phelan 2012

22nd April, 2013 - The Ireland Fund of Monaco residential Bursaries were established to enable writers born or living in Ireland to pursue a current project during a one-month residency at the princess grace Irish Library in Monaco. We are pleased to present this personal reflection of Tom Phelan, the Fall 2012 Writer-in-residence, on his experience in Monaco. - View article

Great Britain

The Telegraph: The forgotten women of Ireland's Madgalene Laundries

4th February, 2013 - Justice could be imminent for the women who toiled in Ireland's Magdalene Laundries. Rachel Cooper talks to Maeve O'Rourke, the lawyer who has made sure their voices are heard... - View article

Great Britain

The Telegraph: The forgotten women of Ireland's Magdalene Laundries

4th February, 2013 - Justice could be imminent for the women who toiled in Ireland's Magdalene Laundries. Rachel Cooper talks to Maeve O'Rourke, the lawyer who has made sure their voices are heard. - View article

Great Britain

The Irish Times: Ireland Fund honours former law student for Magdalene laundries work

16th January, 2013 - Studying law in University College Dublin, Killiney-born Maeve O'Rourke left for a year in Minnesota in the United States to study human rights, a passion for the 26-year-old since she was a teenager... - View article

Great Britain

The Irish Times: Ireland Fund honours former law student for Magdalene laundries work

16th January, 2013 - Studying law in University College Dublin, Killiney-born Maeve O'Rourke left for a year in Minnesota in the United States to study human rights, a passion for the 26-year-old since she was a teenager - View article

Australia

John O'Neill AO takes over as Chair of the Australian Ireland Fund

3rd September, 2012 - Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas and outgoing Chairman of the Australian Ireland Fund is pleased to announce that John O'Neill AO, Managing Director & CEO of Australian Rugby Union is taking over as Chairman of the Fund. - View article

Dallas

Friday Night Lights Global Ireland Football Tournament (GIFT)

31st August, 2012 - Donnybrook Stadium in Dublin was the scene of the Friday Night Lights Global Ireland Football Tournament (GIFT) on Friday, 31st August. Loyal supporters and curious Dubs turned out in droves to see Jesuit Prep Dallas take on Loyola Academy of Chicago in a nail biting match that ended in a 30-29 win for Jesuit. - View article

Great Britain

John McKeon interview on the advantages of being Irish in the business community.

14th July, 2012 - RTE Radio 1, Ireland John McKeon, is a serial entrepreneur and sits on the Development Board of The Ireland Fund of Great Britain, where he is also a major donor. This interview records his views on the advantages of being Irish in the business community. - View article

China

Kenn Joyce Founding Chairman of The Ireland Fund of China

8th June, 2012 - Kenn Joyce was the founding Chairman of The Ireland Fund of China joining the organization in 2006. Kenn's career took him from successful music producer in London, through hosting Dublin's No. 1 rating radio programme in the 1980s to Sydney where he hosted the Irish Radio programme.

In Sydney, Kenn also took his media knowledge behind the scenes, establishing Virtu Advertising to service the Property and Financial Services markets.

Concurrently, Kenn established and grew Internet Company Metropolis Interactive. By the time he sold the business in March 2000, it had offices in London, New York, Singapore, Sydney and Dublin and employed over 90 people.

Born in Dublin, Kenn was educated at Blackrock College, University College Dublin, Parnell Square (Journalism), BBC London (TV/ Radio Production), RTE Dublin (TV Presentation), TAFE Sydney (Advanced Media Studies), Macquarie Graduate School of Management Sydney (MBA).

Kenn was based in Hong Kong where he was Chairman and CEO of Morgan Holdings with property and media interests in Australia, China, Singapore and Thailand.

 


Kenn Joyce and President Bill Clinton at the 2012 Worldwide Ireland Funds Conference

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Australia

Farewell school of hard knocks

21st May, 2012 - The featured student, Tarryn, is one of over 100 participants in the AIEF Mentor Program, which matches Indigenous students one-on-one with an adult mentor from a successful corporate background to build long-term and trusting relationships. The Mentor Program commences during the final years of secondary school and the relationships are encouraged to continue after the students leave school and transition into adulthood and successful careers of their own. This Program makes a huge difference to the students and is highly regarded by both them and their mentors. The Australian Ireland Fund sponsors 8 of the AIEF mentorships. - View article

Monaco

Writers in Residence: Robert O'Byrne, 2011

29th February, 2012 - "Two weddings and a funeral: not quite enough for a Richard Curtis film but plenty to engage one’s attention over the course of a month. And between these distractions, there was the necessity for work to be done in the Princess Grace Irish Library, hardly a challenging task in such agreeable surroundings except for one almost irresistible temptation." - Robert O'Byrne, Writer-in-Residence, 2011 - View article

Monaco

Writers in Residence: Turtle Bunbury, 2011

29th February, 2012 - "I am presently writing a history of the world as it was back in the year 1847. I actually addressed the friends of the PGIL on this peculiar subject in 2010. And that was the crux of what I was writing during my four wonderful weeks in Monaco in the sun-drenched autumn of 2011." - Turtle Bunbury, Writer-in-Residence 2011 - View article

Monaco

Writers in Residence: James Harpur, 2010

28th February, 2012 - "Monaco is a theatre of dreams and fantasies and nothing could be better for a writer. It is a unique place, grounded on medieval history but insistently modern, its tower blocks surging towards the sea like a standing ovation." - James Harpur, Writer-in-Residence 2010 - View article

Australia

Australia Newsletter - February 2012

1st February, 2012 - Welcome to the seventh edition of the Australian Ireland Fund E-News! - View article

Dallas

Irish Arts Center’s Spirit of Ireland Award Gala honors Dolores McCall and Bill Whelan

15th October, 2011 - - View article

New York

The American Ireland Fund 9/11 Anniversary

11th September, 2011 - The American Ireland Fund marked the 9/11 Anniversary with World Premiere of Irish Lament - View article

Australia

The Inspire Foundation

1st June, 2011 - The Inspire Ireland Foundation was established in Ireland as a response to the high suicide rates among young people. - View article

Boston

Imagine Ireland Art + Culture

11th April, 2011 - The Best of Irish Art + Culture Is Coming to a City Near You... - View article

Germany

Letter from the Chairman of The Ireland Fund of Germany

11th April, 2011 - - View article

Great Britain

Basil Geoghegen climbs Mount Everest for The Forgotten Irish Campaign

2nd March, 2011 - The Forgotten Irish flag was raised on a cold Himalayan peak at 7:28am at 8848m on May 19 2011 - View article

New York

Photo Gallery: Philanthropists Honour Frank McCourt

1st March, 2011 - Philanthropy boosted by global Irish tribe - View article

Australia

National Museum Australia: Not Just Ned: a true history of the Irish in Australia

25th February, 2011 - The Irish in Australia Exhibition at the National Museum Canberra opens St Patrick's Day 17 March, 2011. - View article