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Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards 2012

Posted by on October 22, 2012

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards 2012Awards Spotlight 2012

On Thursday 18th October we announced the winners of €775,000 at the 2012 Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards.   Three social entrepreneurs were awarded the top ‘Impact’ award of €200,000 each in support of their new solutions to social challenges. The Impact awardees are: Aviva Cohen of Neuro Hero, James Whelton of Coder Dojo, and Tony Griffin and Karl Swan of Soar. Among the attendees were guest speaker Roddy Doyle, author and co-founder of Fighting Words and Tommy Breen, CEO of DCC plc. DCC is the flagship sponsor of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland’s Awards Ceremony.

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A bit like learning to dance? Collaborative working & Fumbally Exchange

Posted by on October 8, 2012

A bit like learning to dance? Collaborative working & Fumbally ExchangeGeorge Boyle. Architect and founder of fumbally Exchange, at the official launch of fumbally Exchange, a not-for-profit design and innovation in Dublin 8. Founded a year ago, it is now home to more than 40 small buinesses. Photograph: Stephen Kilkenny

Following on with our blogs from the 2012 Finalists, we meet George Boyle of Fumbally Exchange.

A bit like Learning to Dance?

I used to be afraid of dancing. I soon got over it.

I didn’t believe it could be true – a place where you were free to unleash your inner wilds without rebuke. It took such excruciating time and effort to learn “the codes”, so this public invitation to exhibitionism and indulgence was – an incredible nonsense.

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