Facebook NewsLocal NewsSad farewell to ‘remarkable woman’ Julie-AnneBy admin – November 23, 2011 841 Linkedin Print Email LIMERICK is this week mourning a woman who worked tirelessly and used her singing talents to raise money for breast cancer. Julie-Anne Dineen was diagnosed with breast cancer more than three years ago and then became an ambassador for fundraising for the cause. She released her charity single “Do You Believe,” which reached no 1 in the Irish Singles Chart in March 2009, and topped the charts for a week. The proceeds went to the Symptomatic Breast Cancer unit at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Ireland, where Julie-Anne had just finished treatment for breast cancer.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up She was nominated for Limerick Person of the Year 2009 after the recording. She completed a tour of Limerick schools where she performed her chart topping song and worked to spread a cancer aware message. She followed her chart success with a Top 3 hit in Ireland, a cover of River Deep – Mountain High released in October 2009.Julie-Anne lived with her husband Dave and sons Sean (12) and Matty (8) in Corbally, and the family had just recently moved to their new home in Adare.With her husband and other friends and supporters, the former Bunratty singer raised thousands for the charity, organising events including the Limerick Jigs and Reels.John Galvin, who worked with the couple in fundraising, said Julie-Anne was “a remarkable woman. What she has done is indescribable, doing so much fundraising and so much good while she and Dave were raising their children. They are a remarkable family”.40 year old Julie-Anne passed away on Sunday last. She was buried after requiem mass in St Joseph’s Church this Wednesday morning. Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleWine news including @FVDIE Christmas tasting and moreNext articleCharity near victim of refund scam admin
Ciara Eastell OBE is Chief Executive of Libraries Unlimited, a nationally renowned charity and social enterprise trialling new and innovative models for delivering modern library services. A Chartered Librarian for over 20 years, Ciara led the establishment of Libraries Unlimited and has continued to drive the organisation forward over the past two years, gaining National Portfolio Organisation status from Arts Council England, expanding the organisation’s geographical reach, developing new digital-making services through its growing network of FabLabs and securing more than £1 million in additional funding to improve and enhance library services.Her extensive experience in public libraries has seen roles in a number of library services across England over the past 20 years, including Nottinghamshire, Gateshead, Cambridgeshire, Somerset and Devon, where she was Head of Libraries, Culture and Heritage for Devon County Council and lead the library service for almost eight years.Ciara was President of the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) from 2014 – 2016; was an inaugural member of the national Libraries Taskforce and is a member of the British Library’s Advisory Council. Ciara was amongst the first cohort of Fellows to take part in the Clore Leadership Programme in 2005. She was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours in 2017 for services to libraries.The role is not remunerated. This appointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The appointments process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Under the Code, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years must be declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation, or candidature for election. Ciara has declared no such political activity.