Cork Foundation’s Diaspora Photographic Exhibition arrives in Cobh

Cork Foundation’s Diaspora Photographic Exhibition has moved to Cobh. Thanks to the Port of Cork, all through the month of August people visiting Cobh will be treated to some beautiful shots of Cork City and County. Thank you to all those who came along including some of the photographers, to help us to celebrate our exhibitions new home.

The exhibition is part of Cork Foundations Diaspora strategy in partnership with Cork County Council. The Foundation aims to strengthen the connection between people who have left Ireland. To mark the launch of the exhibition we hosted a reception last Tuesday 31st of July at Cobh Maritime.

Opening of Cork Foundation’s Diaspora Photographic Exhibition at Cobh Maritime Centre
Picture: Niamh Whitty/OSM Photo

Cork Foundation CEO Aine Collins says, We would like to thank Minister David Stanton and everyone at the Port of Cork for joining us on the day. We are very proud of the exhibition and we hope that those visiting our shores will enjoy it too.  

Minister of State in the Department of Justice and Equality David Stanton says, “I am delighted to help support Cork Foundation in their endeavor to reinforce the connection of those who leave Ireland, to their Irish roots. This exhibition allows visitors to rediscover what they love about Cork.”


Woman of the Decade in Enterprise & Leadership Award

Jacqueline O’Donovan was presented with the ‘Woman of the Decade in Enterprise and Leadership‘ award at the Women’s Economic Forum (WEF) Conference in Birmingham recently.

As MD of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, Jacqueline is one of the construction and demolition waste sectors’ most passionate pioneers of employee training, industry best practice and road safety. Under her steer, the family-run waste management business has gone from strength to strength and has 160 employees and a turnover of over £19m.  Jacqueline is recognised as a regular industry speaker, an innovator and a leading force in the industry, with several accolades including Outstanding Woman in Construction, Vitalise Business Woman of the Year and Institute of Directors’ Family Business Director of the Year.

She has been given the Freedom of the City of London and was honoured by Irish President with a Presidential Distinguished Service Award.  She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the Institute of Couriers (IoC), as well as the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport (CIHT).  Jacqueline is a chartered waste manager of the CIWM.


An associate of ALL Ladies League, the Women Economic Forum (WEF) is a global conference to foster empowering conversations and connections among women committed to foster constructive change in ALL walks of life. The vision of WEF is to inspire every woman to become a businesswoman.   WEF events are mega enablers of peer-exchange and learning in a diverse and interdisciplinary context and are a powerhouse for massive connections and networking across the globe. Events take place throughout the year and across the world, empowering women to expand their business opportunities and increase their global influence. WEF also welcomes men who support the cause of women’s leadership in All walks of life.

Jacqueline was a speaker at the recent WEF conference which took place in Birmingham with the theme of “Enhancing Women’s Economic Power” aiming to empower women to expand their business opportunities and increase global influence.  Dr Neslyn Watson-Druée CBE MBE FCGI FRCN UEC presented the award to Jacqueline at the end of her speech on the panel.

Jacqueline commented “To be perceived as a leading woman in business is an absolute honour and I’m grateful for this recognition.  What a lovely surprise to receive such a prestigious award”.



Cork Foundation Privacy Policy

Cork Foundation CLG is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This privacy policy explains how we use the information we collect about you through our website and how you can instruct us, if you prefer, to limit the use of that information.

  1. How to contact Cork Foundation

We welcome your views about our Website and our privacy policy. If you would like to contact us with any queries or comments please send a letter or e-mail to us at the following:-

12 South Mall

Cork City

  1. The Data we Collect and Process

We will obtain personal data about you where you register on our Website.  We also obtain personal data which is provided to us directly by you.  Personal data will also be obtained on behalf of others where you carry out any on their behalf. The personal data which may be obtained by us includes, without limitation, first names, last names, phone numbers, location or application forms, addresses, email addresses, registered charity numbers, financial statements, business plans.

We gather this information to allow us to deal with your queries and to contact you and, where relevant, to assist you. We may also gather this information for the purposes of sending you our latest publications or newsletters. We will use your e-mail address and telephone number to send you information in relation to the activities and services offered by Cork Foundation including events or networking events.

We may also obtain special categories, otherwise known as sensitive, personal data about you and persons on whose behalf you act to include gaining access to the Website. This sensitive personal data may be obtained in connection with the provision of our services. Any obtained sensitive personal data will not be retained longer than necessary.

We may also use aggregate information and statistics for the purposes of monitoring Website usage in order to help us develop and improve the Website and our services in relation to metrics and may provide such aggregate information to third parties. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual.

  1. Why we process your data

We process your data in order to comply with legal obligations to which we are subject, to perform services you have requested of us or to undertake steps at your request prior to providing service to you, because you have consented to our processing of your data or for the purpose of our illegitimate interests such as to inform you of changes to our services or to provide you with information about other services we offer.

  1. Who we share your data with

Any information contained in application forms or mailing lists submitted by you or other information submitted in connection with any services will be treated with the strictest of confidence. This information might be shared with possible donors or projects in an effort to obtain new funds for your benefit.

We may share your information with agents, contractors and/or partners of Cork Foundation in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for or with Cork Foundation. These include but are not limited to providers of IT, accounting, financial and or auditor services.

We may disclose or share your data in order to comply with any legal obligation.

Our agents, contractors or partners are restricted from using your data in any way other than to provide services for Cork Foundation, or services for the collaboration in which they and Cork Foundation are engaged.

By submitting your information you consent to the use of, and the sharing by us of that information as set out in this policy. By submitting information in relation to persons for whom you submit requests for assistance and on whose behalf you make enquiries in relation to our services you also confirm that you are authorised by each such person to consent to the use of, and the sharing of that information as set out in this policy and so consent.

  1. Data security

We take our data security responsibilities seriously, employing the most appropriate physical and technical measures, including staff training and awareness. Unfortunately, the transmission of information by means of the internet, including through e-mail, is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to or from us by means of e-mail and any such transmission is at your own risk.

  1. Data Retention

It is our aim to only hold your data for as long as this is necessary. Unless otherwise required under applicable law, we store your data for as long as we provide services to you and for a period of no less than 6 years beginning on the date we archive your file.

  1. Marketing

We may contact you by post, email and telephone about our services and other networking events involving or relating to Cork Foundation which may be of interest to you. You also have the right to ask us to stop processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. If you wish to exercise this right you should send us an email to with a header that says “Unsubscribe”.

  1. Our use of Cookies and other information gathering technologies

We use cookies to improve your browsing experience and for statistical and analytical purposes. Please refer to the link for further details. 

  1. Where we store your information

We might store your information in different places. Physical files are stored in our office and our archives. Electronic files are stored on our secure servers and in the cloud. We may transfer your data to, and store it at, a destination outside of the European Economic Area. Whenever we transfer your data in such a way, we will ensure appropriate safeguards are in place. You may contact us via e-mail, letter or telephone in case you wish to find out more or to obtain a copy of the appropriate safeguards. We occasionally store your data on the cloud or securely in our offices.

  1. Your rights

You have the right to request that we:

  • inform you whether we process your data, provide you with details relating to our processing, and with a copy of your data;
  • rectify any inaccurate data we might have about you without undue delay;
  • complete any incomplete information about you;
  • erase your personal data without undue delay,
  • restrict the processing of your data;
  • furnish you with the personal data which you provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format;

Where we process your data solely on the basis of your consent, you are entitled to withdraw your consent at any time. This will not affect the lawfulness of our processing before the withdrawal.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commissioner at any time.

The exercise of your rights might be subject to certain conditions prescribed by law and we might require further information from you before we can respond to your request.

You may exercise your rights by contacting us at the addresses or e-mail address provided above.

  1. Changes to statement

If we change our privacy policy we will post the changes on this page, and may place notices on other pages of the Website, so that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times.

  1. How to contact Cork Foundation

If you would like to contact us with any queries or comments please send an e-mail to


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