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16/03/2017 - 11:43

Board of Directors to inaczej Zarząd  jest ciałem składających się z wybranych przez członków osób posiadających doświadczenie i expertyzę w swoich dziedzinach, a jego celem jest zarządzanie organizacją zgodnie z przepisami prawa dla Companies Limited by Guarantee i nadzorowanie i kontrolowanie organizacji aby działała skutecznie.


W Together-Razem w roku 2017 w Zarządzie zasiada 7 dyrektorów- oto ich sylwetki po angielsku:


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Brendan Dempsey  - Together-Razem Chairperson

Regional Vice President of St Vincent de Paul.  Brendan Dempsey is passionate to work tirelessly to ensure families in Cork are not without shelter or food. He was a first person in Cork in 2005 who was able to contact Polish Community to assit Polish homeless people on a street of Cork. He had also helped Together-Razem Centre on securing first office at Saint Vincent de Paul HQ in Cork. On a daily basis he battles social injustice and supports the poor and needy of Cork. Brendan works with his fellow volunteers in St Vincent de Paul to battle against poverty by supporting families with no food, or money for rent, energy and fuel bills.  Brendon is also invoved as Director in running food bank Board Bia. Brendon is a member of Together-Razem Community Programmes Subcommittee.


Dr Bozena Cierlik

Lecturer in School of History, University College Cork, where she teaches Polish history. It is the only Polish history seminar offered in Irish universities which forms an integral part of the undergraduate degree BA in History. She has MA degree in Polish History and Archive Studies (KUL, Poland), PhD (UCC) and Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (UCC). Her research interests are Modern Polish History, East Central European History, Constitutional History, Nationalism and Research Methodologies. She speaks Polish, English and Russian. She was an EC expert evaluator in Framework Programs – Challenges of EU enlargement; Access to digital collections of cultural and scientific content and User Centred Design. In 2016 she received prestigious award Wybitny Polak w Irlandii - Outstanding Polish Person in Ireland in Education. Dr Cierlik is one of the Directors of Polish charity in Cork Together-Razem, where she is responsible for education and culture. She is Acting Manager of the Razem Academy, Polish complementary school set up by the charity. She is a chair of Together-Razem Education Subcommittee.


Denis O'Callaghan

Head of AIB’s Retail Bank, he isleading a team of  c3, 500 colleagues in the Republic of Ireland .Have over 25 years’ experience in both international and domestic markets including Poland where he had a role of Head of Retail Banking, BZWBK Bank. In addition he is also a member of various senior fora, including Non-Executive Board Director of EBS Limited and Member of the EBS Audit Committee., member of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. He says: "Team sports are a strong passion of mine, in particular the GAA.  As the AIB Brand Ambassador for the AIB GAA Club Championships I am heavily involved in our sponsorship strategy and execution delivering on our commitment to support every community across Ireland through our involvement with the GAA and other sports."

Denis has been offered a membership in Fundraising and PR Subcommittee. 


Katarzyna Walkowska

Katarzyna Walkowska

One of the first volunteers involoved in Together-Razem's activities. For her involvment has been awarded national presitgous Volunteer Involved Awarad 2011. She is and addiction therapy instructor in the process of certification. She completed two years of training in the Polish-German Institute of Addiction Therapy '' Blekitny Krzyz '' in Poland. She has extensive experience in working with addicts and people in crisis. She completed many courses and trainings in providing assistance to addicts as well as in the field of crisis intervention. In the clinic she leads groups and educational workshops for addicts.
Member of  Together-Razem Audit and Finance Subcommitee, Community Programmes Subcommittee and Coordinator of Polska Eire Festival in Cork 2016 -2017.

Cian Moriarity

Cian graduated from University College Cork and holds a Masters degree in Sociology. He completed his legal training with a busy general legal practice in Cork city and qualified as a Solicitor in 2013. After qualifying, Cian worked in the Corporate and Legal Dept. of Deloitte Ireland before joining Fachtna O'Driscoll Solicitors in Cork City. Cian joined the Board of Together Razem in early 2016 and currently advises at the Centre’s legal advice clinics. He is a member of Together-Razem Community Programmes Subcommittee.

Josephine McCarthy

Josephine is a  MA Research graduate of All Hallows College Dublin, she is managing Cork Migrant Centre, where she deals with Polish, Filipino and Indian Community. She is a member of Together-Razem Community Programmes Subcommitee.

Katarzyna Gołębiowska

Katarzyna Gołębiowska

Katarzyna is an MA entology and antropology with an experience as an English Interpretator and English teacher. She also took part in promotinng volunteerism activities under Service Civil International organisation. At Together-Razem  since 2011 Katarzyna has been involved in running our group for senior memebrs of Polish community. As a  profesional accountant she is a member of Internal Audit and Finance Subcommitee.

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Mick Finn

 Mick Finn is an elected member of Cork City Council, representing the City South Central Ward area that runs from the city centre to the outskirts of Togher, taking in areas including The Lough, Turner’s Cross, Greenmount, Ballyphehane and the South Parish.  He is leader of the technical group on Cork City Council which currently operates a D’Hondt –like system which he helped to broker; this has resulted in independent councillors being afforded a more hands-on role in the running of the council.

A journalist by profession, Mick worked in the newspaper and publishing sector in Ireland (Cork, Westmeath and Dublin) for a number of years before moving to Australia as deputy editor of the Irish Echo in Sydney, where he was an integral member of the Irish community. He returned to Cork to work as a GAA schools coach in a disadvantaged area of the city, before operating as a parliamentary assistant in the Oireachtas for almost two years. He is currently employed as a project worker with a Deis School Completion programme in Cork City, balancing his time with his duties as a councillor.
Mick has a long family association with the GAA in Cork and is also heavily involved in local youth clubs, community drugs initiatives, local festivals and is a director of Cork Opera House.
Mick is a member of Together-Razem Education Subcommitte.


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Section in English

19/04/2017 - 21:18
Irish-Polish couples wanted!
When talking about Polish emigration into Ireland in search of a new, better life, we usually focus on the economic aspect of it, but for many a new life in Ireland involves falling in love.For many it is the main reason to stay. Does love ask for a passport?
We all know disadvantages of emigration: separation from family home, often a life partner, which can be a reason for loneliness, unhappiness, divorce etc. However, this is only one side of the coin. The other one is hopes for a more balanced life, new friendships, dreams of a girl with misty eyes, long curly hair, sunny disposition…
What attracts us in our diversity?
What makes Polish-Irish couples decide to be together? What are the cultural differences and how do they affect mutual chemistry?
We are going to take a look at this phenomenon with the help of the camera’s eye.
We are currently looking for Irish-Polish couples to participate in this exciting project.
Whether you fell head over heels in love yourself or you know someone who’s in a mixed-nationality (Polish-Irish) relationship, do let us know. Spread the word: like and share this post and tag your friends who might be interested.
Contact and more information:
Authors : Krzysztof Rosa and Karolina Zygmunt
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Lifelong Learning Festival in Cork - learn how to make traditional Easter palm

Our "Tea or Coffee" Active Seniors Group invites you on Saturday, the 8th of April, 5-7 pm, on an adventure  – a journey through Polish history, heritage & cuisine. Learn how to make a traditional Easter palm & egg & how Easter is celebrated in Poland. Taste traditional Polish cakes & dishes. No need to book, all welcome

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02/04/2017 - 10:11
Great Craic at Table Quiz

A great night was had on Friday 31st March at the Market Tavern with Together-Razem members and friends competing at a Table Quiz. All the multinational teams challenged their brains trying to answer tricky questions such as: “In which American state is a single woman not allowed to skydive on a Sunday?” Or “In which Irish county is it forbidden to wear a Kilkenny jersey?” Two teams with most correct answers were awarded joint first prize and some sweet treats. The quiz was followed by an exciting raffle with spot prizes, and live traditional Irish music. Our next Table Quiz will be held on Friday 2nd June as part of Polska-Eire Festival. All very welcome to attend!

Photos: Krzysztof Rosa 

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