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Our colleague Maria Murphy undertook a fast in aid of CONCERN and received generous support from her colleagues in the Institute, raising over €725 for the charity. A donated bottle of Clos Roareti  2016 was raffled and won by our colleague George Creighton in our Belfast Office.

Jan 17, 2020

For Culture Night 2019, Chartered Accountants House hosted and showcased a wide variety of talent and creativity from visual art to musical performance. There was stained glass artist Madeleine Hellier, photographer and digital media artist Ashling Smith, rock art with a Bayside Rocks rock painting workshop, great music from Vincent Judge, Sandymount Gospel Choir and pianist Diarmuid Kennedy, plus a tour of the building to view our art collection with its original curator Derville Murphy.

Jan 17, 2020

Our 2019 tree arrived from Kavanagh Trees (who deliver and collect to houses too, which is a blessing for the those among us who can't wedge a tree into or onto the roof of our cars). Kavanagh Trees is a member of The Irish Christmas Tree Growers, which represents those growers who are committed to producing trees to the highest standards and in an environmentally sustainable and professional manner. We choose a real tree instead of an artificial on, because, as Kavanagh's say: “The conifer that we produce removes a lot of carbon from the atmosphere and releases oxygen, so consumers have a choice between “oil” or “soil”, i.e. plastic (non-renewable resource) or real (beneficial to the environment).”

Jan 16, 2020

This year we encouraged all employees, regardless of gender, to contribute. Staff donated by leaving boxes and packets of tampons, pads and baby wipes in the laundry bags in the men’s and women’s bathrooms on all floors and at Reception. The Homeless Period is a tiny but super-effective NGO that provides period products to homeless women and girls who are often forced to go without. Find out more about it Facebook.

Jan 16, 2020

In December Chartered Accountants Ireland launched the ‘Dogs of the Institute’ 2020 charity calendar at events held in the Dublin and Belfast office. Not only did we get to buy these calenders but dogs - actual, lovely, furry, happy dogs! - were in the building to attend the launch. In the interests of our emotional wellbeing we decamped to the ground floor to play with them for as long as our consciences would allow. Proceeds raised went to a number of local charities, including Dogs Aid, Dogs Trust, DSPCA, Almost Home and the Benvardin Animal Rescue Kennels. The Dogs Trust kindly donated 4 lovely hoodies, which were won by members of the staff to the mutinous jealousy of unlucky raffle ticket holders. The calendars were available to purchase at reception in both offices at €12.50/£10 each or €20/£17 for two.

Jan 16, 2020

Our colleague Julie Crawford walked 300,000 steps for Barnardos in November 2019 (Remember how much it rained that month? Julie, you had our support and admiration). Because of the fundraising efforts of people like Julie, Barnardos are able to provide vital support for nearly 18,000 children and their families across the country. Barnardos works with a wide range of children and families dealing with adverse experiences such as poverty, addiction, domestic abuse and family breakdown. The support that Barnados provides is a lifeline for them to get on track to better futures and a better quality of life.

Jan 16, 2020

Staff in the Belfast Office hosted a coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support and raised £400.  A big thank you to all the members and staff who kindly donated to this very worthy cause.

Nov 05, 2019

On Wednesday evening, 4 September, 18 staff dashed away from Chartered Accountants Ireland HQ on Pearse Street to join thousands of others on Dublin’s City Quay for the annual Grant Thornton Corporate Team Challenge 5km. As usual, it was a great event with a super atmosphere, perfect weather conditions and many happy runners crossing the finish line! The chosen charity for 2019 run was The Simon Community - all concerned were delighted to not only get some great exercise with the group but also to support this cause. We are already in training for the 2020 event, and looking forward to hitting some PBs. That’s ‘personal bests', to those among you unfamiliar with our highly competitive, though acronym-laced, jargon. (Next year, no one will beat us.)

Sep 09, 2019

On Wednesday the 31st of July, we held a 'New Year's Eve in July' party in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI). We saw in the new year with a raffle for a bottle of prosecco and other gifts, and managed to get through 15 pint blocks of raspberry ripple and Neapolitan flavoured icecream, stuffed into cones, shoved between wafers and mixed with soda.  As we struggled, bloated, back to our desks, we discovered that we raised €404.90 in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI).  

Aug 19, 2019

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