Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) Programme
Members of MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) have been participating in the JAI Programme throughout 2014. Several members of staff completed the Easter and Autumn term programmes, with more members of staff scheduled to participate during the coming months. Sarabeth McGuire completed the Easter term programme in the Guardian Angels National School in Blackrock, which involved teaching 30 students as part of ‘Our Families Programme’ over a period of 6 weeks. ‘Our Families Programme’ discusses the role of families in the local economy. The programme involved visiting the school and teaching a 5 week lesson plan. Following the completion of the programme, each member of the class received a participation certificate and a party was organised for the students by MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland).
JAI is part of a worldwide organisation reaching out to 9.3 million young people each year, encouraging them to remain in education. The next round of participation for MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland in the JAI programme will be November 2014, with additional volunteers from MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) participating in several schools across Dublin.
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Ireland Fund Young Leaders, Irish Run the World Global 5k
Congratulations to Dean Roche and Patrick Thornton for taking part in the Ireland Fund Young Leaders, Irish Run the World Global 5k, that took place in the Leopardstown racecourse on Saturday 4 October 2014. The event span over 20hrs, and covered over 50km, in 11 different cities and 4 different countries. Patrick Thornton won the Dublin race in an impressive time of 17:17, with Dean Roche finishing in the Top 10.
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September 2014 – 5K Team Challenge
Congratulations to Cormac Doyle, David Marmion, Dean Roche and Emanuela Zamboni for taking part in the Grant Thornton 5K Team Challenge that took place in the Dublin Docklands on Tuesday 2nd September 2014. The MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) team came in with a overall time of 1:32:50, placing 205th out of 773 teams.Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
Samsung Night Run
Congratulations to David Marmion, Dean Roche, Emanuela Zamboni, Stephen Reilly and Sarabeth McGuire on completing the Samsung Night Run Cork VS Dublin, which took place on Sunday, 27 April in Dublin city centre. The weeks of hard training paid off and four of the runners put in an impressive performance coming in sub-50 minutes and well under the average time of 55 minutes recorded for Dublin. Well done also to the newbie of the team, Sarabeth McGuire, who superbly managed to complete her first 10 km run!
Along with over 5,000 competitors in Dublin and over 1,000 in Cork, MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) team helped raise funds for local schools. The team is planning future events throughout the remainder of the year and is welcoming any new participants!Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
All Roads Lead To Rome
MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) was well represented at the Rome City Marathon with Alanna O’Doherty, Cormac Doyle, Karl Purcell and Emanuela Zamboni all successfully completing the challenging course!
It was a first time running a marathon for 3 of the team (Emanuela is a native Italian and a veteran of 3 previous marathons which everyone agreed gave her a distinct competitive advantage!). All of the team finished in relatively full health and in great times! Cormac, the group’s elder statesman, led them home with Emanuela, Karl and Alanna finishing joint second. It was a great achievement for all the team given the challenging conditions on the day, old age (Cormac), injuries picked up in training (Alanna) and a lack of training or a decent pair of runners (Karl)!
Next on the agenda for the MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) elite athletics department is a crack at a sub 4 hour run in the Dublin City Marathon in October, and they are opening membership for any new participants!Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
March 2014 – Triathlon for Charity
Dean Roche, Manager in the MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) Financial Services department, completed the Frank Duffy Memorial Triathlon on 8 March, 2014.
The triathlon consisted of a 750m swim, 20km cycle and a 5km run. Dean completed the triathlon in a very impressive time of 73 minutes and in doing so raised some much needed funds for his designated charity, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital.Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
Docklands Charity Run
Congratulations to David Marmion, Michael O’Malley, Karl Purcell, Cormac Doyle, Kilian Doyle, Alanna O’Doherty, Noelle McSweeney, Sinead Cummins and Leona McCully on completing the Docklands Run, a 5km & 10km fun run which took place in Dublin City Centre.
Running conditions were perfect for the flat city centre course and everyone put in an impressive performance with all our 10km runners coming in under 60 minutes. Along with over 3,000 competitors, MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) team helped raise over €20k for the Barnardos charity. The team is also planning future events throughout the remainder of the year.Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
May 2013 – Dingle Women’s Mini-Marathon
Emma Field, Noelle Mc Sweeney, Alanna O ‘Doherty and Aisling de Lacy all completed the Dingle Women’s Mini Marathon on Saturday 18th May. Emanuela Zamboni and Maoliosa Murray provided much needed support and encouragement to MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) runners.
This was a challenging 10km run across the Dingle Peninsula. Charities benefiting from the event included The National Breast Cancer Institute, Camphill Communities of Ireland and Lara Lynn Children’s Hospice.
Well done to all involved!Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
March 2013 – Runamuck Challenge
Stephen Reilly, a member of EisnerAmper’s Corporate Audit & Outsourcing Department, recently took part in the Runamuck Challenge in Johnstown, Co. Kildare. The Runamuck Challenge is a cross country event over a wet and mucky obstacle course featuring various manmade and natural obstacles such as bales “jumps”, net scrambles, super slides, ditches, streams and underground tunnels.
Stephen competed in the race in order to raise funds for the Niall Mellon Township Trust programme. The Niall Mellon Township Trust is a house building charity, the trust build houses throughout the year in the townships of Africa. Stephen completed the challenge with several of his friends and as a group they raised just over €1,000.Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
March 2013 – Triathlon for Charity
Dean Roche, a manager in the Firm’s Corporate Audit & Outsourcing Department, completed the Frank Duffy Memorial Triathlon on 9 March, 2013.
The triathlon consisted of a 750m swim, 20km cycle and a 5km run. Dean completed the triathlon in an impressive time of 68 minutes and in doing so raised some much needed funds for his designated charity, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital.Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
February 2013 – Languages & Intercambios
Rong Jin, Hao Wang, Kun Liu and Emanuela Zamboni are facilitating lunch time “Intercambio” language sessions with staff members interested in practicing or learning Chinese, Italian and French.
An intercambio is a language exchange for two or more people who speak different languages and wish to practice each other’s language. Intercambios are a great way to learn the fundamentals of a language. They are for the spoken language only – no reading, writing or grammar. In addition to improving language ability, these intercambios also provide insight regarding the cultural and language attributes and needs of MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) International Business clients.
Thanks to Rong, Hao, Kun and Emanuela for hosting these sessions.Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
January 2013 – MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) rugby player wins Cup Title
David Gaule, a member of MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) Corporate Audit & Outsourcing Department, was part of the Clondalkin Rugby Club team that successfully claimed their second Lawlor Cup title beating Cill Dara Rugby Club 16 – 11.
This completed a superb 2012 for Clondalkin on yet another high note, getting the better of Beechpark hosts Cill Dara on a day that showed all four seasons in the space of a couple of hours. Congratulations to David and the rest of the team.Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →