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Network Ireland Limerick elects Valerie Murphy as President for 2018



Valerie Murphy, the new Network Ireland Limerick President and Edwina Gore, Gore Communications

New President Valerie Murphy to Lead Women In Business Network for 2018

Network Ireland Limerick, the forum for women in business, the professions and the arts, has elected Valerie Murphy of Valerie’s Breast Care as President for 2018.  She succeeds outgoing president Edwina Gore. Catriona O’Donoghue of Get West has been confirmed as Vice President of Network Ireland Limerick which is a branch of Network Ireland, a national organisation driving the personal and professional development of women with over 1,000 members and 15 branches throughout the country.

Speaking about her appointment, Valerie Murphy said, “I am very honoured to be elected as President of Network Ireland Limerick for 2018. I believe strongly in the aim of Network Ireland, which is to support the professional and personal development of women in all business activities. Last March, we had the honour of having our very own Limerick native, Joy Neville, speak at our International Women’s Day event. Joy was since awarded World Rugby Referee of the year in 2017. She told us in March to ‘be bold and put yourself forward’. Good advice to follow in these exciting times for women in business.”




As President of Network Ireland Limerick, Valerie Murphy will be responsible for fostering the aims and objectives of Network Ireland, representing the Limerick branch at National Executive meetings and overseeing the smooth running of up to 10 events locally.

Looking forward to the year ahead, Valerie Murphy noted, “We have great plans for 2018. Each month we will have highly influential speakers who are experts in their field. We will continue the work on our recently launched mentorship programme, which is free to all members. We will also continue to promote our members businesses and offer facilitated networking at each event. In May, we will have our Regional Business Awards. I believe this is an important evening as it gives our members the opportunity to showcase their businesses nationwide.”

“Network Ireland nationally and our Limerick branch locally has increased its membership dramatically in recent years. Pivotal to our success is the sterling work of our voluntary committee which includes; Catriona O’Donoghue (Vice-President), Edwina Gore, Louise Lawlor, Karen McGuinness, Petrina Hayes, Sandra Honan, Rachel Walsh, Yvonne Clarke and Rachel Leahy. Our goal for 2018 is to continue this expansion, as members take every opportunity to support and encourage each other to grow personally and professionally,” she continued.

“I look forward to working with our partners AIB, the Local Enterprise Board in Limerick, The Savoy Hotel and Paul Mullins Photography whose support has contributed greatly to our success to date,” Ms Murphy concluded.

Membership of Network Ireland Limerick is made up of a very diverse group of women from across the Mid-West, from budding entrepreneurs, SME owners, professionals and leaders in large organisations to non-profits, charities, arts and the public sector.

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 driving the personal and professional development of women with over 1,000 members and 15 branches throughout the country.

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