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Niamh Ní Dhrisceoil, Chairperson, Comharchumann Chléire Teo has been shortlisted for an award at the prestigious IMAGE/pwc Businesswoman of the Year awards. The Cape Clear island Chemistry, English and Irish educator has been shortlisted in the Social Entrepreneur of the year category. The awards which will take place on Friday, April 14th in Dublin champions businesswomen’s contribution to the Irish economy and their vital role within the Irish business community at home and abroad.

Niamh is a teacher and a ferry captain and is also chairperson of Cape Clear Co-operative which was established in 1969 to administer the new electrical system on the island and to create employment through the development and support of fishing, farming and tourism. The Co-op is run under the ICOS rules structure and provides many basic services such as fuel sales including coal, gas, petrol and diesel. The Island Heritage Museum and the Island bus service are also administered by the co-op. It is an example of a very successful community based local co-op.

On hearing of her nomination Niamh tweeted, “Delighted to have been shortlisted for the IMAGE.ie Social Entrepreneur of Year in Businesswoman of the Year awards for my work with Comharchumann Chleire Teo. Cleire abu.” The IMAGE/pwc awards are in their 15th year and Niamh is one of 10 women shortlisted in her category. “This year’s shortlist has so many inspiring Irish success stories. Congratulations to all the finalists! I look forward to welcoming you and celebrating your achievements on Friday, April 14th,” said Ciara Cosgrove, Director of Events & Branded Partnerships, IMAGE Media.

The winners across eleven categories, along with the overall IMAGE PwC Businesswoman of the Year and our very special Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced on the night.