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The Iris O’Brien Foundation

The Iris O’Brien Foundation, setup in 2000 by leading Irish entrepreneur Denis O’Brien, identifies and assists projects in Ireland and internationally which aim to alleviate disadvantaged communities.

The Foundation was one of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland’s earliest supporters, initially funding our ‘Level 1 Awards Programme’ from 2007 to 2009. More recently the Foundation has continued their support from 2011 to 2013 by funding the highest potential social entrepreneurs on the Impact Programme, our top level Awards Programme.

Having the backing of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs is vital to our development and we are delighted that the Iris O’Brien Foundation, and in particular Denis O’Brien, shares our vision for empowering social entrepreneurs to change Ireland.

Having seen first-hand the achievements of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland winners such as Caroline McGuigan, Cormac Lynch and Mary Nally among others, I am hugely impressed by their work and that of SEI. So much so that the Iris O'Brien Foundation has continued to support them along their journey.

Denis O'Brien


Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, First Floor, The Warehouse, 35 Barrow St., Dublin 4, Ireland
Phone: +353 1 631 6200, Email: info@socialentrepreneurs.ie

Company No: 433846, Registered Charity No: CHY 17524, © SEI 2012

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