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Sightsavers Ireland has announced the appointment of Michael Marren from Claremorris as its new chief executive. Michael will replace John Fleming who has taken up a new position with the Rehab Group following 10 years with the organisation. Michael has served as head of operations of Sightsavers Ireland for the past two years and will bring a wealth of commercial and management experience to the role, having previously spent many years in the financial sector. Michael is a passionate advocate for equal opportunities for people with disabilities and is committed to seeking support for fledgling states to establish and develop their health systems in order to tackle the causes of preventable blindness in the developing world, while continuing the organisation’s strong support for post-conflict countries, particularly in Africa.
Sarah Mullaney from St Joseph’s NS, Swinford was named the Best Junior Painter in Ireland at the Sightsavers Ireland Junior Painter of the Year Awards. Six-year-old Sarah’s winning painting, ‘Seeing My Family’, was inspired by the competition theme ‘Seeing This Makes Me Smile’ and was chosen from over 5,000 entries from primary school children around Ireland. Sarah’s painting is now part of an exhibition at Airfield, Dundrum, Co Dublin alongside 14 shortlisted paintings and work from renowned artist Helen Steele until March 16.
Galway donations for Sightsavers Ireland totalled more than €178,000 in 2009, all of which will go towards helping prevent blindness, restoring sight and advocating for social inclusion and equal rights for people who are blind and visually impaired.
Donations for Sightsavers Ireland from Kilkenny totalled €57,272 in 2009.
Westmeath donations for Sightsavers Ireland totalled almost €60,000 in 2009, which will go towards helping prevent blindness, restore sight, and advocate for social inclusion and equal rights for people who are blind and visually impaired, in 21 developing countries.