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About SERI

Practitioner-led. Collaborative. Globally-engaged. Inclusive. 

Our vision is for Ireland to have a world-class environment for social enterprises to thrive. Our mission is to champion for the sector, and our members, representing and promoting our collective voice nationally and internationally. 


Our Values

Integrity: we always act in the best interest of our members and the social enterprise sector. 


Bold: we are passionate about social enterprise and act with courage to bring about change in the sector.


Warm: we are approachable and welcoming to social enterprises, ensuring they feel safe to share their ideas, experiences and challenges with us.


Entrepreneurial: we have a bias towards action and making an impact for our members and the sector. 

Meet The Team

Our Practitioner Council

Catherine Coote, Communications & Fundraising Coordinator, An Mheitheal Rothar

Damian Howard, Director of Myshall Muintir Na Tire, The Columban Way

Dara Connolly, CEO, Common Purpose Ireland

David Neville, CEO, Nurture

Donal Traynor, Group CEO, Community Finance Ireland

Fiona Nolan, CEO, Coolock Development Council CLG, Vice Chair

Hugh Brennan, CEO, Ó Cualann

Janet O'Toole, Community Development Manager, Connemara West PLC

Joseph Fogarty, Voluntary Chairperson, Café Fia - Coolaney Community Café Co-operative

Karen O'Donohoe, Director of Development, GIY

Kathy Purcell, General Manager, Castlecomer Discovery Park

Linda Ledger, CEO, St. Munchin's Community Enterprise Centre

Pascal Derrien, CEO, Migraine Ireland, Chair

Patrick Mulvihill, Co-founder, Amicitia

Karen Leigh, CEO & Founder, Sensational Kids

Robert Finan, Enterprise Development Officer, The Larkin Centre for the Unemployed

Rosemary Kunene, Founder & CEO, Dignity Partnership

Sean Mullan, Founder, Third Space

Senan Cooke, Co-founder, Dunhill Rural Enterprises Ltd

Tara Farrell, Deputy CEO, Longford Women's Link (LWL)

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