Construction lawyers raise over €900 for loneliness charity
The Construction Bar Association of Ireland (CBA) raised over €900 for loneliness charity ALONE Ireland at its recent Christmas lecture.
Seán Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, delivered the lecture on the topic of “Housing Issues for Older People: No Room at the Inn?”.
The event was chaired by Mr Justice Mark Sanfey, a co-founder of the CBA who was recently elevated to the High Court bench.
Speaking to Irish Legal News, barrister Deirdre Ní Fhloinn, who organised the event, thanked him for “giving generously of his time during his first week of sitting as a High Court judge”.
She added: “All of the proceeds from sales of tickets for the event, which came to over €900, will go to fund ALONE’s vital work in supporting older people throughout the country to age well at home.
“ALONE was founded in 1977 by Dublin firefighter Willie Bermingham, who was shocked by the conditions in which older people in Dublin city were living. The Construction Bar Association is proud to support its great work.”
Jonathan S. FitzGerald, chair of the association, praised Ms Ní Fhloinn for “staging such a fascinating and successful event”.