Waterford Entrepreneur receives Seán Lemass Excellence Award

Cathal Daly of De la Salle Waterford, winner of the Senior category of the National Student Enterprise Awards earlier this year, received the Seán Lemass Awards for Excellence in Enterprise from An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny T.D. last week.

The annual Student Enterprise Awards, run by all 31 Local Enterprise Offices around the country, is the biggest student enterprise programme in Ireland, attracting 17,000 teenage entrepreneurs last year from over 370 secondary schools. Now in its 13th year, well over 100,000 students have taken part over the years by setting up and running their own student enterprises in the classroom, with support from their Local Enterprise Office.  Further details around this year’s programme are available at www.studententerprise.ie.

The launch tool place at the Seán Lemass Awards for Excellence in Enterprise at the Department of Education and Skills in Dublin, where twelve award-winning studentswere presented with an award by An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny T.D. The Seán Lemass Awards are a joint initiative by the Local Enterprise Offices and the Professional Development Service for Teachers. 

Pictured: Stephen Walshe, Local Enterprise Offices, Cathal Daly of ‘‘Upright Cycle Stands’, Senior Category Winner of the 2014 Student Enterprise Awards from De la Salle College, Waterford City, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. and Vincent Reynolds, Chair of Local Enterprise Office Network launching the 2014/2015 Student Enterprise Awards, organised by the Local Enterprise Offices.