The JCI Ireland Award Ceremony took place in the wonderful surroundings of the Grain Store, Ballymaloe House, Cork on Saturday 11th June 2011. The Outstanding Young Person of the Year (TOYP) is one of the most important programmes in the Junior Chamber International (JCI) calendar. The Awards were sponsored by Deloitte and honour outstanding young people who have excelled in their chosen field of expertise, endeavors and commitment to their communities. JCI encourages them to seek further advancement in personal achievements as well as public service.
Siobhán Duggan, Programme Organiser, said: “All too often we are blind-sided by bad news and sometimes it’s difficult to see beyond it. But we must always remember that for every negative there is a positive and that is what this awards programme is all about. For a small country, we have a wealth of talent to be proud of.”
CEO Dr. Lisa O’Donoghue received the JCI Ireland TOYP Award this year in Science and Technology in June 2011 for her frontier research in recycling technology.