It has been a busy six months for us all here at HOMS Solicitors. Some of our CSR highlights include:-
Pieta 100 Cycle
Mid West Simon Sleep Out
Well done to Donal Creaton, Partner, Niamh Gleeson, Legal Secretary, her husband, Mark, and who are took part in the Thomond Park Corporate Sleep Out “Rise Together” event on 18th November to raise much needed funds for the Mid West Simon Community who assist the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. If you wish to donate it is not too late and you can do so through Niamh and Donal’s idonate pages www.idonate.ie/niamhgleeson or www.idonate.ie/donalcreaton.
Assisting at the Pieta 100 Cycle
Pieta House is a great charity and we were delighted to be able to help out at the 100k Pieta Cycle refreshment stations in Cork, Limerick (Newcastle West) and Trim, Co Meath. It was great to meet all the participants, revive them and see them off for their next 50K.
Post match at the Belarus Orphanage
Supporting Belarus Orphanage
Mairead Doyle was pleased to support volunteer, Lisa Marrinan, by organising HOMS Solicitors staff donations of soccer jerseys and toiletries to support Lisa’s week long volunteering trip to an orphanage in Belarus.
Fundraising for Milford Hospice
Caroline Fitzgerald and family raised €3,568 for Milford Hospice. They organise an annual country music dance and this year it was held in June at Bulgaden Castle with Mike Denver and his band performing.
Shannon Airport Runway Night Run
HOMS Team taking part in the Shannon Airport Runway Event
There has been a real focus on wellness since our last edition. In June, HOMS Solicitors got their running gear on to take part in the Shannon Airport Runway Night Run 2017. HOMS entered two teams in the Corporate Challenge this year – teams which were comprised of many employees who early in the year had also taken part in the HOMS Fittest Company Challenge in the Great Limerick Run. Our hard work and competitive spirit shone through, with the HOMS teams placing 3rd and 6th in the event! The event is organised by the Shannon Group and sponsored by Bank of Ireland, and this year the run benefited Homeshare Clare, who provides short respite breaks to adults and children with learning disabilities, and Cahercalla Community Hospital & Hospice who provide hospice care for patients with active and progressive diseases which cannot be cured.
2017 Floodlit Business Tennis League at LLTC
HOMS Solicitors Beginners Ladies Tennis Team, consisting of Caitlin Love (Captain), Yvonne Griffin, Claire Hoctor, Sandra Griffin and Rachel O’Shaughnessy won the 2017 Floodlit Business Tennis League hosted by Limerick Lawn Tennis Club and sponsored by Keanes Jewellers.
Yvonne Griffin, Rachel O’Shaughnessy, Caitlin Love (Captain), Claire Hoctor and Sandra Griffin
All the proceeds from the competition went to the club’s court development fund. Various employees take part in Metis Ireland Early Morning River Run, Limerick, each month.
We continue to support the markets in which we operate through supporting professionals and organisations.
In June, we hosted “Re-Construct Your Network” in our Limerick office. The event brought together key stakeholders in the property and construction industry and offered them the opportunity to develop and expand their network in the industry, so that synergies could be identified to help drive change and growth.
Kevin Doughan, Associate Solicitor, provided Shannon Chamber members with a series of succession planning seminars to assist individuals in making plans for their business and assets after their death.
Michael Murphy, Senior Associate Solicitor, has assisted organisations, businesses and networks by providing seminars to help them understand cyber security risks and what they can do to protect themselves and their customers.
Neil O’Gorman, Associate Solicitor, and Shane Costelloe, Senior Solicitor, have provided start-up companies with advice and assistance through a number of enterprise events with the University of Limerick. Neil O’Gorman and Rachael O’Shaughnessy, Senior Solicitor, have assisted third level and school students in understanding legal career pathways and pathways to further education.
Various employees take part in Metis Ireland Early Morning Networking River Run, Limerick, each month.
Transition Year Programme
Maeve Brosnahan is pictured with our most recent new intake of students to our structured week long Transition Year Programme.
Transition Year Law Day at Ardscoil Mhuire
Sponsor of UL Moot Competition
We were pleased to Sponsor the University of Limerick Moot Competition with international universities competing. Pat McInerney, Senior Associate Solicitor, acted as Judge and is pictured with the winning Cambridge University team.