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Shona Lá Fhéile Pádraig

A Happy St Patrick's Day to all! With a quarter of the year almost gone and lots of activity already, we are looking forward to you joining us for an exciting year ahead. At the end of last year we let you know of the projects we are supporting in Ireland and Australia, details of which can be viewed in our Trustee Report. We would love your ongoing support to enable us to continue our funding for these and other wonderful projects that are making an enormous difference at grass roots levels.
You can do so by Donating Here.

Project Updates



"Together, in the academic year 2014/15, we were able to give literacy support to 611 children who were struggling with reading and writing. In 2015/16 we have reached 708 girls and boys together so far -­ with even more projects starting after Easter. Thank you to all at the Australian Ireland Fund for the inspiring changes you make possible. Thank you for helping to give so many children in Ireland a chance to be all that they can be."
Allison Aldred
CEO, Suas Educational Development

The Girls Programme, which aims to empower young women aged between 15-17, finished the development stage in February which involved 6 staff and 30 young people including Paige Harkin from Melbourne's Reach Foundation. The Programme will be piloted in March in schools throughout Ireland.

"Thank you to The Australian Ireland Fund for all your support."
Tony Griffin
Co-Founder & CEO of Soar

Upcoming Events


13 April Sydney Young Leaders Corporate Breakfast

with Ciaran Davis, CEO APN News & Media

The Australian Ireland Fund Sydney Young Leaders have the pleasure of inviting you to the annual 'Lessons in Leadership' corporate breakfast on 13 April 2016. This year, we are delighted to welcome Ciaran Davis, CEO of APN News & Media, winner of CEO Magazine's Executive of the Year Award 2014 and Board Member of the Australian Ireland Fund, as our esteemed guest speaker.
The event is hosted by Clyde & Co and tickets are $50.
For more information and to book your tickets please click here

22 April Melbourne Young Leaders
'Rebels with a Cause'

Melbourne Rebels V Toyota Cheetahs Event

Save the Date for an exclusive evening with the Melbourne Rebels at AAMI Park as they take on the Toyota Cheetahs. Details to follow!

5 June Melbourne Luncheon

The annual June Luncheon will be held on Sunday 5 June at Zinc at Federation Square.
Please Save the Date and contact Melissa for further details and reservation forms.

Connect Magazine

The latest edition of The Ireland Funds global magazine Connect celebrating the 40th anniversary and the completion of the Promising Ireland Campaign is now available.

Celebrating 40 years of Philanthropy Video

The video below also celebrates the 40th milestone, be sure to keep an eye out for a younger John O'Neill AO and Past Chairman Charles Curran AC with Lady Fairfax AC OBE.

To view please click on the images.


Past Events

Brooklyn Screening
25 February

The Sydney and Melbourne Young Leaders hosted screenings of the Oscar nominated Brooklyn which raised over $7,000. For full reports on Melbourne and Sydney click here.

Fairwater Reception
9 March

The annual Fairwater Reception was hosted on 9 March to say thank you to our major donors and supporters and to update everyone on achievements to date and the exciting year ahead.