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Come Dine With Me Evening

Allianz hosted our first ever Come Dine With Us evening on the 30th of June to help raise some much needed funding for our Corporate Charity ‘The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’.  And we are delighted to announce that our evening raised an incredible €2146.32.

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We were literally bowled over by the professionalism of each of our Teams. On the night we had 4 Allianz teams; On Canapés we had The Cereal Killers, Starters were our Soup-a-Starters Team, our Main Course was the Natural Born Grillers and last but by no means least we had The incrEDIBLES. They designed, prepared and served the 100 guests on the evening and the gue...

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People Think You’re on a Holiday - Ellen Keane

I’m just back from a 10-day warm-weather training camp in Fuerteventura with my club (NAC) in Dublin. It was at the same sports hotel that the Irish Paralympics team use – I’ll be out there again with them in August – but this was the first time I went there with my club.

There was about 30 of us. People think you’re away on a holiday, they have no idea! We trained two hours every morning and two hours every evening, with a gym session in between every few days. You’re not allowed to sunbathe and, even if you were, you couldn’t, because you’re so tired to do anything except swim, eat and sleep.

It’s a really nice resort...

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Rio Paralympics 2016 Blog: Jason Smyth

For the past two and a half years I’ve been living and training in London with my coach Clarence Callender, who has a sprints group based at Lee Valley, one of the top tracks in England.

A lot of sprint groups head to Florida at this time of year for better weather and high quality training and racing and that is where I am right now. We came out here at the start of April to train at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World in Orlando.

A track is a track but this is Disney so the complex is huge! You name the sport and they can cater for it, I think they’ve got 34 different fields. The Invictus Games (a mu...

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Ellen Keane Overwhelmed by Support

IT’S just two weeks since Paralympics Ireland formally announced the team for Rio and somehow it made everything a bit more real. It kinda hit home just how quickly they’re coming now! They held the team announcement at Dublin City Hall. It was great to have it in such a historic and beautiful building and my mom and dad came to it. Our chef de mission Denis (Toomey) introduced each athlete one-by-one and did it alphabetically. That meant us swimmers were last out. Just as he got to us Hayley, our team manager, decided to get a really funny photo of us all together and, for some reason, it’s been circulating everywher...

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Jason Smyth Reflects on Rio Countdown

In the past four weeks I’ve been racing in a lot of able-bodied competitions, including the European Championships in Amsterdam, from which I’ve just returned. First came the National Championships in Santry, where I won the 100m. It was four years since I’d competed at them, so it was long overdue and great to be there and win a title. I won the 100m once before (2011) and it is very satisfying because I don’t know how many Paralympic athletes have won their able-bodied national championships.

For me, that’s part of my philosophy; to show that you can achieve whatever you want to achieve. Just because I can’t see very...

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Allianz Ireland Apprenticeships

Allianz Ireland, part of Allianz SE the world’s most valuable insurance brand*,  are delighted to partner with the Insurance Institute of Ireland (III) to recruit 6 Allianz Apprentices to our Claims and Underwriting Teams, to start with us in September 2016.

The III Apprenticeship, in partnership with IT Sligo, is the first apprenticeship in Ireland that allows you to gain a Level 8 Honours Degree within 3 years, as part of an “earn as you learn” model.

As an Allianz Apprentice, you will gain valuable industry experience, become a Chartered Insurance Practitioner (CIP), and earn an Honours Degree in Business from IT Sli...

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