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The Wheel Virtual Summit Series



The Wheel, which is Ireland's association of community & voluntary organisations, charities & social enterprises, held their annual summit series this week. 

It was two hours long with a series of distinguished guests offering insights into the past, the present, and the future of the charity sector. Very interesting discussions on the concerns and opportunities that have arisen as a result of COVID-19.  

This summit though was very different to the events The Wheel organise as it was a virtual summit but nevertheless, over 500 people attended the online event and livestream. 

Below is the events schedule: 

  • Opening Address by The Wheel’s CEO, Deirdre Garvey 
  • #CommunityRepsonseIRL Video, Showcasing Our Sector’s Response to the Current Crisis 
  • An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar 
  • Panel Discussion with Sector Leaders: Challenges and Opportunities for the Sector
  • Panel Wrap-Up by Ivan Cooper, Director of Policy at The Wheel
  • A Word from The Wheel’s Chair, Paul O’Sullivan 
  • Conversation with the Secretary General of  the Department of Rural and Community Development, Kevin McCarthy
  • Closing Remarks, Deirdre Garvey 

The whole event was recorded and you can Watch a full recording of the event on YouTube.

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