Mohill native, Padraig McGarty, has been named as the recipient of the Social Care Ireland National Award, an accolade which recognises contributions to the social care profession.
Social Care Ireland, the body representing social care professionals, managers, and educators made the announcement last week. Previous winners have included Kerry native and founder of Focus Ireland, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy and social rights campaigner Fr Peter McVerry.
Padraig, a lecturer at the Institute of Technology Tralee, has developed and lectured on social care education programmes in Athlone, Blanchardstown and Tralee Institutes of Technology. He has served as policy advisor on bodies including CORU, the Health and Social Care Professionals Council and the National Standards Committee on Social Care.
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