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May CSR Round Up

June 13th, 2016, by   David   D

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... Read More

 
 
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Allianz Inspiration: Domini Kemp

June 8th, 2016, by   David   D

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... Read More

 
 
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Driving to France for the Euros?

June 1st, 2016, by   David   D

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!

Documents

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... Read More

 
 
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Ellen Keane Writes Her First Road to Rio Diary

July 29th, 2016, by   David   D

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 ... Read More

 
 
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April CSR Round Up

May 19th, 2016, by   David   D

April was a busy month for Allianz with a number of events taking place as part of the Active & Aware and Team Allianz CSR campaigns.

See Change

We are currently working with See Change to help create an environment where people are positive about their own and others wellbeing. On April 4th & 5th our Wellbeing Champions attended Mental Health First Aid Training in Saint John of God Hospital. These volunteers will be the ‘go to team’ and will provide direction and clarity for colleagues in need of support.

Chris Flack from Unplug visited us on 7th April to give a talk on How to Unplug and destress from modern day technol... Read More

 
 
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Pet Trends for Ireland in 2015

May 10th, 2016, by   David   D

Here at Allianz Ireland we insure lots of pets, from German Shepherds to miniature Yorkshire Terriers, from Rag Dolls to Tabbies and many more. We wanted to understand who insures their pets?  Are  they neutered? Microchipped? And what are the most common breeds and names for dogs and cats in Ireland!

We have some really interesting findings, for example: Of our pet insurance policies sold last year, a huge 90% where for dogs! So it seems, we really are dog people. Interestingly the German Shepherd is the most commonly insured dog in Ireland, and oddly in Kilkenny the most commonly insured dog is the Hungarian Vizsla!

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