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The Social Entrepreneurs Podcast

Dec 17, 2020

This week, our CEO Darren Ryan speaks to Michael Kelly, founder of Grow It Yourself (GIY).

GIY is a not for profit social enterprise helping people to grow some of their own food at home, at work, at school and in the community. Michael and Darren chat about the ‘garlic’ bulb moment that started it all, imposter...


Dec 10, 2020

This week, our CEO Darren Ryan chats with Joan Freeman, founder of Pieta House.

Pieta provides free therapy to those engaging in self-harm, with suicidal ideation, or bereaved by suicide. Joan and Darren discuss the changing understanding around mental health support, the emergence of ‘Darkness into Light’, and the...


Nov 27, 2020

This week, our CEO Darren Ryan speaks to the co-founders of jumpAgrade, David Neville and Pádraic Hogan.

jumpAgrade is working to make education accessible to everyone. They speak to Darren about finding purpose, trusting your team and the potential for ‘personalised education and teaching’ in Ireland. 

This...


Sep 23, 2020

This week, Darren Ryan, CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland chats with Alex Cooney, CEO and Co-Founder of CyberSafeIreland.

CSI started five years ago, with the aim of working towards a world in which children are using technology in a smarter, stronger and safer manner.

Alex and Darren chat about the importance of a...


Sep 7, 2020

This week, Darren Ryan, CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and John Kearney, founder of Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR), chat about resilience, the generosity and dedication of volunteer doctors across Ireland and the lives saved by the air ambulance service.

Together with his team, John has worked tirelessly to...