Global philanthropic network the Ireland Funds held its first post-pandemic Worldwide Conference in Killarney last week.
The three-day event brought together over 200 guests from the spheres of business, education, the arts, and politics, as well as representatives from charitable organisations funded by The Ireland Funds.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin received The Ireland Funds International Leadership Award from Gene McQuade, who is Chairman of The Ireland Funds America.
Participants in the conference were from across the island of Ireland, the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Germany, Singapore, Monaco, and China.
Over the past three years and during the pandemic, The Ireland Funds distributed €47million to a wide range of not-for-profit organisations across the island of Ireland and created specific programmes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I was delighted to attend The Ireland Funds Worldwide Conference in person, and it was quite an honour to accept the International Leadership Award in the presence of so many people who have shown great leadership, whether in business, the arts, civil society or other fields,” said the Taoiseach.