b'1 2 3Sydney Young Leaders Reception SEPTEMBER,2011THEAUSTRALIANIRELANDFUNDYOUNGLEADERS1 Eion OSullivan, Prof. Rnn McDonaldNETWORK RECEPTION WAS HELD AT THE QANTAS BOARDROOMin Sydneys CBD. 2 Kevin Sherry, Yvonne Le Bas, Over 50 young professionals heard talks from Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas and Chairman of TheAlan Dixon3 Damien Murphy, Australian Ireland Fund; Irish Minister of State for Small Business, John Perry TD and Young Leader Padraig Harrington, Fiona Tuite. Sponsors of the event were Brian Conroy, IDA Ireland, Yvonne le Bas of Westpac and David Creaven, Siobhan Tuite, Brendan Sheehan of WhiteSquires. Minister John Perry TD thanked Directors, Young Leaders and Adam Coonansupporters on behalf of the Irish Government and the people of Ireland not only for their financialsupport but for their concern and friendship from the other side of the world. A special thanks to Qantasfor hosting this intimate networking evening .1 2 3Young Leaders Christmas Drinks 1 Fiona Tuite, Kate Sykes DECEMBER, 2011 THE AUSTRALIAN IRELAND FUND YOUNG LEADERS WRAPPED UP2 Clare Foley, Kerry Morrison, Simon Fallon THE YEARwith their Christmas Celebration at the spectacular Opera Bar. The venue treated 100 guests with3 Emer Byrne, Simon Fallon stunning views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour, and the impromptu fireworks added to the great atmosphere. The event gave The Australian Ireland Fund Young Leaders and their guests the opportunity tocatch up, network and celebrate the Christmas season while supporting the philanthropic work of The Australian Ireland Fund. The Celebration was an indication of the great potential of The Australian Ireland FundYoung Leaders Network .connect 2012 | 101'