Wednesday, 23rd November, the Annual Tiffany Ireland Funds Lunch took place in the newly-refurbished Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud and was attended by a capacity crowd of 95 women representing the business and philanthropy sectors.
The event raised funds and awareness for the work of The Ireland Funds. Two outstanding organisations supported by The Ireland Funds were highlighted for their important work in the non-profit sector: Daisy House, an organisation that supports women out of homelessness and FoodCloud, an organisation that tackles the issues of food poverty and food waste by connecting businesses with surplus food to charities in need.
Caitriona Fottrell, Director Ireland presented a Waterford Crystal bowl to honouree, Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, while broadcaster Claire Byrne conducted an extended interview with Mary McAleese.
Those who attended included First Lady Mrs Sabina Higgins, designer Louise Kennedy, award-winning costume designer Joan Bergin, Master of National Maternity Hospital Dr Rhona Mahony and Dee Forbes, Director General of RTÉ. Co-Chairs of the event and Ireland Fund Board Members, Caroline Kennedy and Emer Gilvarry were in attendance.