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KIL­LAR­NEY woman Teresa Ir­win has been ap­pointed Na­tional Pres­i­dent of Soroptimists Ire­land hav­ing served as trea­surer on the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s na­tional ex­ec­u­tive for the past num­ber of years.

Teresa is a mem­ber of the Kil­lar­ney Soroptimists Branch and she de­scribed her new role as a huge source of per­sonal pride and praised what is a fan­tas­tic or­gan­i­sa­tion run by vol­un­teers.

Since her ap­point­ment at Oc­to­ber’s Soroptimists’ In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence in Cardiff, em­pa­thy is a key cor­ner­stone of Teresa’s vi­sion which is some­thing dear to her heart and some­thing she hopes to achieve more of dur­ing her term as Pres­i­dent.

“Em­pa­thy re­ally is very im­por­tant and train­ing young chil­dren to show em­pa­thy for each other is of huge value. Lotte Lyne from Kil­lar­ney and her ‘Roots of Em­pa­thy’ pro­gramme is a valu­able tem­plate

in this re­gard,” Teresa said.

Teresa is very much look­ing for­ward to Kil­lar­ney host­ing the Na­tional Con­fer­ence at The Bre­hon Ho­tel in May.

“This event is held ev­ery sec­ond year and it’s a huge hon­our to host it in your home town when Sorop­ti­mist or­gan­i­sa­tions from across Great Bri­tain and Ire­land will at­tend,” Teresa added.

Em­pa­thy re­ally is very im­por­tant - Theresa Ir­win

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Teresa Ir­win Na­tional Pres­i­dent Soroptimists with Eimear Moynihan Pres­i­dent Kil­lar­ney Soroptimists, Peg Re­ichart, Noe­lene O’Sul­li­van (back from left) Clare Bowler, Bri­die Bros­nan, Maura Fitzger­ald, Sheila Casey, Ann O’Leary, Ann Wrenn, Mona Looney,...

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