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June CSR Round Up

May was a great month for our CSR and Active and Aware campaigns. June was just as busy with it being Cancer Awareness month, our Come Dine with Us evening in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society, mindfulness classes and more!!

Cancer Awareness month in Allianz

Domini Kemp born in the Bahamas has created a veritable empire on the Irish food scene with her sister Peaches. ITSA Bagel, Alchemy Juice Co. and Feast Catering. We were delighted to welcome her to Allianz to hear her story on how it all began, her life as an entrepreneur, how she dealt with her devastating diagnosis with Cancer and how she prevented her life from spir...

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May CSR Round Up

Following on from a busy April, May saw lots of fun in the sun for our Allianz “Elmpark Bake-off” – to find out how much we raised (we are proud as punch) have a read about National Tea Day below. There was a big focus on Mental Wellbeing in May with the official launch of our Wellbeing Champions and visits from Afresh and Donal Scanlon from Mental Health First Aid. We also had a whopping 17 teams take part in the Dublin Staff Relay on May 19th in the Phoenix Park. 

National Tea Day

National Tea Day

We are thrilled to have continued our relationship with the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland as our Designated Charity of the Year. Here at A...

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Everything Going to Plan for Dr. Michael McKillop

Earlier this month I was down in the Algarve, in Monte Gordo, for a 12-day training camp which gave me a great opportunity to get in a lot of hard training and also refresh my brain. My dad (Paddy) is my coach but, as he’s a teacher and it was term-time, he couldn’t get the time off so it was just myself and my girlfriend (Nicole Martin) out there. Nicole is my assistant coach as well and does so much for me outside our relationship. She has a very high pressure job as an actuary. I didn’t understand before what that even was but she works out things like probabilities in pensions and life insurance. She’s a brain-box...

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Ellen Keane Writes Her First Road to Rio Diary

May has been such a busy month for me. In the week leading into the Europeans all of my second-year assignments were due, I also had a couple of practical exams and now I’ve come back to written exams. It’s been tough. I get so stressed out about exams and, even without realising it, I’m wasting so much energy. I didn’t swim well at Europeans and when the head coach (Jim Laverty) asked me what was wrong I had to explain just how tired I felt. He was like, ‘OK, this isn’t the main goal this year so just try your hardest and enjoy yourself, there’s no expectation on you.’ I was really grateful for that but, at the same ...

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Allianz Inspiration: Domini Kemp

Here at Allianz, we regularly invite guest speakers to talk to staff about their experiences, to motivate and to inspire. As part of our Allianz Inspiration series of interviews, award winning chef and entrepreneur Domini Kemp answers a few questions below.

A little bit about Domini

Domini trained as a chef at Leith's in London in 1996, before co-writing New Irish Cooking and working in the Michelin-starred Peacock Alley, Dublin. In 1999, the award-winning Kemp sisters opened the first itsa on Abbey Street. The group is entirely Irish-owned and has developed and created 5 brands over 16 locations, including Feast Cateri...

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Driving to France for the Euros?

So you’ve managed to get yourself a ticket for the Euros this June and decided the best way to go is by car. Driving abroad is no easy task at the best of times so it’s important to prepare for your journey. Here’s some useful advice to make your journey as pleasant and stress free as possible!


Some documents are mandatory for driving abroad. Make sure to pack the following:

Your licence – Make sure your drivers licence is valid and up to date. You won’t get far without it.

Log book – The Vehicle registration document V5 is a mandatory requirement when driving abroad. In France this may be referred to as a "Cart...

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