Dom is founder of Dom Rigby Consultancy Limited (DRC), an advisory company focusing on asset backed transactions and corporate financing. Formerly with EY, Dom also acts as a Non-Executive Director across different sectors including real estate, healthcare, aviation, and drinks manufacturing. Played cricket for Scotland.
Living proof that not everyone can host, but everyone can help. Playing a crucial role in our organisational development and keeping us on the straight and narrow.
Dr. Aideen Gough
Aideen is a doctor, specialising in Women's Health and General Practice. Together with Helping Irish Hosts and HSE Inclusion Health, Aideen runs clinics in Dublin for Ukrainians having difficulty accessing GP care.
Aideen and husband Niall* are hosting a mum and son in Dublin 7, having previously hosted a family with a child with additional medical needs, who have moved to the US.
Read their story in the Irish Indo
Practice Manager and Secretary of the All Ireland Spiritual Guidance Association, Sorcha’s calming presence and matchmaking skills informed the early development of our matching process, safeguarding and provision of hands on host support.
Sorcha continues to host on an emergency and short term basis.
Former Global Training Manager Accenture, Matt is now Small Business Customer Experience Program Lead EMEA for Meta. Lead singer of Irish band One Day International.
Matt, wife Debbie and daughter Maisie-Jane are now hosting for the third time, having helped their previous guests integrate into Irish life. Matt also started our Facebook network and wrote our theme tune, ‘Heavy Lifting’.
Professor Joe Carthy
Joe has been a UCD academic for over 30 years, previously serving as College Principal and Dean of Science, Head of the School of Computer Science and Informatics. He is the founding Director of the UCD Centre for Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation and board member of CyberSafeIreland, a charity to empower children, parents and teachers to safely navigate the online world.
Joe and wife Rhona have been hosting since April. He also provides English classes and integration activities for hundreds of Ukrainians in UCD and plays a leading role in community response in South Dublin.
Other Founding Members...
Founding Members without whom we would not exist:
Jill Robinson, Anton Krasun, Keith Marin, Carron McKinney, Eleanor Farrell, Karen O’Donohue, Andy O’Sullivan, Nathalie Anne Leonard
and all the early hosts and matchers in our network.