From over 200, Patricia Kennedy, founder of Sticks and Stones Anti-bullying Programme™ was identified as one of Ireland’s top 40 Social Entrepreneurs and is currently in the final 12 for a Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Elevator award. The winners will be announced November 2014.

“They are remoulding our communities, our towns and our cities, showing their fellow citizens what is possible when we take control of our own destiny. They avoid what is easy and focus on what is right. They have given up their seats on the sidelines and have joined the game, levelling the playing field in the process. The work that these entrepreneurs undertake is pivotal in securing the future for Ireland…” Awards Programme Coordinator, Eamonn Fitzgerald.