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2023 – Letter to the Editor

Posted by on February 7, 2013

2023 – Letter to the Editor

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Chief Executive Seán Coughlan submitted a Letter to the Editor for yesterday’s 2023 edition of the Irish Times. See below for an insight into what Seán expects to be talking about in ten years time!

As I am sure your readers will have noticed we are now surrounded by a well-rounded, well-educated, entrepreneurial generation of Irish young people who actively give back to society, and quite frankly, it’s just not good enough!

With all the positive things that have happened over the last ten years, if the older generation cannot complain about the youth of today then what, I ask you, is left for us to complain about. Personally, I lay the blame for this sorry state of affairs on those people 10 years ago who, in times of economic crisis, took this nation’s entrepreneurial talent and used it to develop solutions that were not about making money but about making a difference. These so-called ‘social entrepreneurs’ apparently went on to address many of the entrenched social and environmental challenges Ireland faced and, in so doing, inspired a whole generation.

If this keeps up it will only be that perennial Irish favourite, the weather, that will keep us malcontents going!

Yours, etc,

Seán Coughlan
Chief Executive
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland



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