It was an incredibly busy week in the Midwest office last week as the team prepared for the JP McManus All Ireland Scholarship Awards. Established by esteemed Limerick businessman JP McManus, the scholarship gives a number of gifted students from around the country the financial support they need to ensure that they can fully partake in the third level education. Special guests on the day included President Michael D. Higgins, Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD and the Permanent Secretary at the Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland, Andrew McCormick. This year saw 125 students from 32 counties being awarded scholarships as the organisation celebrated turning ten years old, bringing the total number of scholarships awarded to 1246. The ceremony was a huge success and took place in University Concert Hall at University of Limerick on Saturday the 25th November. We’d like to wish everyone involved a heartfelt congratulations from the CWB team.
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