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Dublin And Cork Airports’ Operator DAA Gives €390k To Charities

By Dave Simpson
Dublin And Cork Airports’ Operator DAA Gives €390k To Charities

Dublin and Cork Airports’ operator, DAA, has donated a total of €390,000 to three charities.


According to a statement published on, the money was raised by DAA via its staff-managed Charity of the Year scheme for St Francis Hospice, the Mater Foundation, Feed Our Homeless, which each received a cheque for €130,000.


The statement published on quoted DAA chief people officer Brian Drain as saying, “The DAA team takes huge pride in the Charity of the Year initiative, and we are extremely proud to be handing over such a substantial amount to our three very deserving charities. The €390,000 raised will make a real difference to people’s lives, and on behalf of our three charity partners, I would like to thank our staff and passengers, who so generously contributed to the charity fund over the past three years.”

The statement published on quoted St Francis Hospice CEO Fintan Fagan as saying, “A donation of €130,000 is one of the largest ever received by the St Francis Hospice. We’re going to put this money towards building a new hospice in Raheny. We have ambitious plans to build a new single-floor, 24-bed hospice, which will provide extra space for patients and families. Planning permission is due to be lodged soon, and we hope to be in the building in 2024.”

The statement published on quoted Mater Foundation CEO Mary Moorhead as saying, “I want to express my sincere thanks to each and every member of staff at DAA. This funding will make a huge difference to our patients and staff at the Mater public hospital.”


The statement published on quoted Feed Our Homeless co-founder Natasha Morgan as saying, “Feed Our Homeless is only six years old, so this money will make a massive difference for the service we provide. Our services are focused on three areas: the prevention of homelessness, intervention, and the exit aspect. The services we currently provide mainly target the intervention aspect of homelessness, but this will allow us to look more at the prevention side, too.”

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