Submission re. New Children’s Hospital

Submission to Rawlinson Kelly & Whittlestone Ltd (RKW) and the Joint HSE/DoHC Transition Group for the New Children’s Hospital

From the Cleft Lip & Palate Association of Ireland

This submission to Rawlinson Kelly & Whittlestone Ltd (RKW) and the Joint HSE/DoHC Transition Group for the New Children’s Hospital has been made as a result of an invitation extended to charities present at a meeting of the HSE & RKW. The meeting was organised and facilitated by Children in Hospital Ireland and involved a number of children’s health voluntary groups.

Date: 27th February 2007

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CLAPAI has new Chairperson

Cathaoirleach Georgina Wade(January 2007)
Georgina Wade has succeeded Eddie Byrne as Cathaoirleach of the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland.
Georgina has been succeeded as secretary by newly appointed director Donal Garvey.

Eddie was appointed Chairperson in October 2003 when he succeeded Ruairi O Dulaing. Many thanks to Eddie for his stewardship over the past three years.


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European Co-operation

European Congress of the European Network of Cleft Support Organisations
Bruges, Belgium, 7-8 October 2005

I was delighted to represent our Association at this year’s European Congress of the European Network of Cleft Support Organisations held in Bruges, Belgium, from 7-8 October. Representatives were also present from the UK, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, and of course our hosts, Belgium. This is the Association’s second year attending the European Congress.
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CLAPAI has new Chairperson

Eddie Byrne has succeeded Ruairí Ó Dúlaing as Chairperson of the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland.

Ruairí­ has stepped down as Chairperson after 7 years. Many of you will know Ruairí­ from various events and from telephone support. Those of you that do and were not present at the recent AGM will agree with the sentiments expressed on the night regarding Ruairí’s excellent contribution to the work of the Association. The incoming committee would like to thank Ruairí­ for his time and energy.


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