mediaApril 22, 2017
IGG In The Media
IGG’s STEM initiatives featured in The Irish Independent’s 2020 Women In STEM supplement. IGG Communications Officer, Fiona Murdoch, describes how IGG is encouraging girls and young women to consider pursuing careers in STEM by introducing them to STEM in fun and creative ways and how this has been greatly boosted by our partnerships with Engineers Ireland, Aer Lingus, and Dublin City University’s STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies department.
Three members of Centenary Guides – Breda, Isobel and Molly – and their Leader, Jillian van Turnhout, were interviewed on Near FM about their experience earning the Aviation badge and being awarded it mid-flight on an Aer Lingus flight to Heathrow. They even got to sit in the pilot’s seat and wear the captain’s hat! You can listen to a podcast of the interview here.
Mikeyla Arpac and Helen O’Reilly were interviewed on Near FM about their experience achieving the Explorer Belt in Belgium after hiking 180 kilometres and completing 12 projects while carrying all their camping and cooking gear while living on just €3.25 a day. You can hear the interview here.
Our STEM, Engineering and Aviation badges received good coverage, along with our partnership with Dublin City University and LearnIT Lego, in The Irish Independent’s Women in STEM supplement.
Our #PledgeAgainstPlastic garden at Bloom featured in The Sunday Independent‘s Bloom supplement, The Irish Independent online and The Irish Daily Mirror online.
The launch of our Europe badge during Europe Week 2019 featured in The Irish Examiner and The Irish Daily Mirror.
The Irish Times featured our Free Being Me programme in their Health and Family supplement. You can read it here.
Woman’s Way published a super feature about our first two Golden Sun awardees Aoife Leamy and Aisling Claffey.
Guides and Senior Branch members from Kildare, Lucan and Edenderry featured on Marty and Bernard’s Big Adventure with Outdoor Advisor Sylvia Richardson. Watch the episode here!
The Irish Examiner, Irish Daily Mirror and The Times – Ireland edition all featured the launch of our new Aviation badge with Aer Lingus. It also featured on The Irish Independent online, The Irish Times online and Image magazine online.
The Irish Examiner, Irish Sun and Irish Daily Mail all featured our new Climate Action badge, which we developed in partnership with Trócaire. You can see The Irish Examiner article here.
The Echo did a super two-page spread about our Golden Sun awardee Aisling Claffey from Carrigaline. You can read it here.
Our Free Being Me ambassador, Emer Foley, talked on Claire Byrne Live about the importance of taking value in what you can do rather than how you look and how Free Being Me encourages confidence in one’s inner beauty. Watch here (34 minutes into the programme).
A double-page spread about IGG based on an interview with Chief Commissioner Helen Concannon was published in Irish Country Magazine >>
Our Ambassadors, Kate and Annie Madden of FenuHealth, were featured in Women Mean Business. Read the article here.
The Irish Independent featured an article about how IGG prepares girls and young women for today’s world and encourages them to pursue STEM. Read the article here.
The Irish Examiner featured our new Engineering badges, which we developed in partnership with Engineers Ireland. Read the article here.
Irish Tech News also featured the launch of our Engineering badges. Read the article here.
Lucan Guide Leader Beth Moody and Dragon investor Alison Cowzer talked about our cookie programme on TV3’s Elaine Show. Watch the clip here.
The Ireland edition of The Times ran an article about IGG’s badges and programme. You can read the article here.
Our Cookie initiative featured in The Irish Times. Read the article here.
The National Guide Awards featured on TV3 news. Watch the clip here.
IGGNITE2017 Camp Chief Jenny Gannon was interviewed on Newstalk’s Global Village with two IGG girls from Howth, Emily and Ciara. You can hear a podcast of the interview here or you can read a transcript of the interview here.
A feature about IGGNITE2017 international camp appeared on RTE News2day. You can see it on RTE Player here.
A double-page spread about IGGNITE2017 was published in Woman’s Way.
The Sunday Business Post published an article about our Cookies Programme. You can see it here.
Four IGG members did an interview with Near FM. Listen to the podcast here.