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Breege O’Donoghue Appointed Chair of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

Breege O’Donoghue Appointed Chair of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
December 23
11:55 2016

Breege O’Donoghue was appointed as the new Chair of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI), Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor said on Friday.

Breege O’Donoghue is currently a non-executive director of C&C and of Shaws and Sons Ltd. and has worked in the fashion and retail sector with Primark for over 37 years. She has also previously served on the Boards of the Irish Post Office and the National Airports Authority and was Chairperson of the Labour Relations Commission for 7 years.

“I have been impressed by the significant achievements of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland in strategically developing the design and craft industry as an innovative, dynamic and vibrant sector,” O’Donoghue said. “I look forward to working with my fellow Board members and the talented team at DCCoI in ensuring that the contribution of the design and craft sector to Ireland’s economy and culture is recognised, valued and supported.”

Last year saw DCCoI convene Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) on behalf of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation. The year-long programme of activity in Ireland and internationally showcased the wealth of design and creative talent in Ireland and encouraged investment in design and design thinking in order to increase exports and generate additional employment. A number of legacy activities and initiatives have been developed during 2016 to build on the success of ID2015.

Karen Hennessy, Chief Executive of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland said: “I warmly welcome the appointment of Breege O’Donoghue as Chair of our organisation and look forward to working with her on the strategic development of Ireland’s design and craft sector. Breege’s experience in international markets in particular will be invaluable as we chart our course for the coming year in order reap the benefits of ID2015 and ensure the necessary supports are in place to maintain momentum and exploit opportunities to grow the sector. Key priorities going forward will including developing export markets for DCCoI client companies, addressing the impacts of Brexit as they unfold and working with partner organisations and government in encouraging the strategic use of design for the benefit of society and our economy as a whole.”

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