Social Justice Ireland Co-Founders Honoured With Dr. Mary Redmond Award
Posted on Thursday, 25 May 2023
Social Justice Ireland co-founders Dr Seán Healy and Sr Brigid Reynolds have been awarded the prestigious Dr Mary Redmond Honorary Award for their outstanding commitment to promoting social justice for nearly half a century at The Wheel Annual Summit 2023. Dr Healy and Sr Brigid have been Director and Company Secretary since its foundation in 2009. They will both retire later this year.
The Wheel’s board of directors presents the national award, which is named after Dr Mary Redmond, the late academic, lawyer and founder of The Wheel and the Irish Hospice Foundation, to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to civil society in Ireland. Dr Healy and Sr Brigid were presented with the award at The Wheel’s annual Summit for charities, community groups and social enterprises at Croke Park.
Speaking at the event Vincent Keenan, CEO of The Wheel said, “Dr Healy and Sr Brigid have made an outstanding contribution to promoting social justice for nearly 50 years. Through their tireless advocacy, groundbreaking research and evidence-based social policy work, they have ensured that the voices of vulnerable or marginalised people have been heard in the public policy debate.”