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Cork County PPN welcomes their new staff

Sandy McGroarty and Patrick Buckley - PPN Resource Worker and Support Worker

Cork County PPN are delighted to announce the appointment of two new PPN Staff, Sandy McGroarty and Patrick Buckley. They began their roles on Monday 31st May 2021 and have hit the ground running. The PPN would like to welcome them both and wish them the best in their new roles.

Sandy McGroarty - Resource Worker

Sandy McGroarty takes on the role of the PPN Resource Worker. A Cobh native, Sandy has 11 years’ experience working with some of the largest Environmental NGOs in Ireland- ECO-UNESCO, An Taisce Environmental Education Unit and the Transport and Mobility Forum. In this time, she has worked on such well known programmes as the Young Environmentalist Awards, Green-Schools, Clean Coasts and Blue Flag and helped deliver Ireland’s first Parklet on Douglas street, Cork’s first Cycle Map and the wE-bike initiative. Sandy is passionate about sustainability, inclusion and social justice and hopes, in this new role, to give Cork communities a voice in the decisions that affect them.

Patrick Buckley - Support Worker

Patrick Buckley, the new PPN Support Worker, originally qualified as a Quantity Surveyor and worked as a QS for 3 years. He then moved to a US multi-national, spending 10 years taking on various roles in Payroll, Billing and Order Management. Patrick will bring his attention to detail and database expertise to his PPN role.  Patrick was born and raised in Bishopstown and is very involved in his local GAA club.

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