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Network Ireland Limerick Partnership with Local Enterprise Office Limerick 

Network Ireland Limerick and the Local Enterprise Office (LEO Limerick) have joined forces to promote the personal and professional development of women. Pictured at the signing of the partnership agreement were Catriona Ni Dhonnchu, Network Ireland Limerick, VP, Eamon Ryan, Head of Local Enterprise Office Limerick, Valerie Murphy, President of Network Ireland Limerick and Valerie’s Breast Care and Mary Kileen, Senior Enterprise Development Officer, Mary Killeen Fitzgerald

Network Ireland Limerick Partnership with Local Enterprise Office Limerick 

Limerick’s business network for women, Network Ireland Limerick, and the Local Enterprise Office (LEO Limerick) has joined forces to promote the personal and professional development of women in the region.

The Network Ireland Limerick Partnership Agreement was signed between Valerie Murphy, President of Network Ireland Limerick and Eamon Ryan, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Limerick to strengthen the Women in Business network for 2019.  Also present were Caitriona O’Donoghue, incoming president of Network Limerick for 2019 and Mary Killeen-Fitzgerald, Senior Enterprise Development Officer with Local Enterprise Office Limerick.




Network Ireland Limerick provides a forum where women in business, the professions and the Arts can exchange business ideas and increase their business contacts. It encourages women to achieve more satisfying careers and promotes women as worthy contributors to the Irish economy. Network Ireland Limerick is a branch of Network Ireland, a national organisation with over 1,200 members and 15 branches through the country. 

Speaking about the Network Ireland Limerick Partnership Agreement, Eamon Ryan, LEO Limerick, said, “This partnership further strengthens the relationship between our two organisations. LEO Limerick has been a long-standing sponsor of Network Ireland Limerick so we appreciate the value members of Network Ireland get from attending their events, the connections they make and the support they receive. We can see it through the growth and development within their business.”

Valerie Murphy, Network Ireland Limerick, commented, “We are delighted to have the support of LEO Limerick. I believe in ‘strength in numbers’ and with this partnership with LEO, we are stronger. I would like to thank all the previous presidents and committees for keeping the Network going since 1983. We are where we are today because of their hard work over the years. The growth of our local branch shows that what we do for our members’ remains relevant and we look forward to welcoming many more new members.”

Network Ireland Limerick holds monthly networking meetings where a guest speaker is invited to educate, inform and entertain on topics of interest to women. Members can develop and pool their individual skills through interaction with other women in a supportive environment which offers, training, mentoring and an opportunity for women who call on other members with specialist expertise for help. It also provides a forum for established women to develop professional and social contacts.

“Network Ireland is unique in the fact that it offers support, mentoring and confidence building for women, in particular, those starting in business or returning to the workplace. Members can develop and pool their individual skills through interaction and collaboration with other women in a supportive environment which offers training, mentoring and an opportunity to tap into the skills and specialist expertise of other members. There is no other network available where you can develop in the way Network Ireland allows,” said Ms. Murphy.



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