Appointment of New Chairperson

PAUL Partnership Limerick

PAUL Partnership is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Independent Chair, Helen O’Donnell.  Helen takes over the role from our outgoing Chair, Prof. Gary O’Brien.

Helen brings a wealth of experience to the role.  A well-known Limerick City businesswoman and voluntary community activist, Helen was Limerick Person of the Year 2012.  She runs a successful bespoke event catering business and for many years was the proprietor / manager of the Hunt Museum Café.  She is Chairperson of the Board of Management of Crescent College Comprehensive SJ and a member of A t-Údarás Rialaithe, the governing body of Mary Immaculate College.

Helen is Chairperson of Limerick City Tidy Towns committee; a member of the JP McManus Benevolent Fund Committee; past Chairperson of Adapt women’s refuge; past President Limerick Federation of Women’s Organisations and has served on the Board and executive committee of Limerick Chamber of Commerce.  At national level, she served as a member of the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation and has also recently completed a term as Chairperson of the Safefood Advisory Board, a North South body established under the Good Friday Agreement.  A native of Sligo, she was educated at Grange National School, Grange Vocational School, Convent of Mercy Claremorris and College of Catering RTC Galway.  Her late husband, Tom, a former Government Minister and MEP, was previously Chair of PAUL from 1995 to 2004.

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