Community & Sponsorship
Rooted in communities
daa is active in a variety of roles as sponsor and patron of national events such as the Business To Arts Awards in addition to a close involvement in the communities in which the company’s airports are located.
Since 2007, staff at daa have fundraised for an annual Staff Charity, helping to raise significant donations for national charities.
daa Staff Charity of the Year Programme
Since 2007, daa staff have fundraised for an annual Staff Charity, with matching funds from the company also helping to raise significant donations for national charities. Since its inception, over €1.75 million has been raised for charities in Ireland.
Following nominations and a company-wide vote, a staff charity committee is responsible for liaising with the successful charities to organise fund raising events involving staff.
In late 2012, daa staff voted to expand the scheme to three nominated charities annually.
The daa staff charities for 2016 are Aoibheann’s Pink Tie, ISPCC and ARC Cancer Support.
2015 saw the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland, Temple Street Children’s Hospital and the Diabetes Unit in Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin each receive €80,000.
In addition, in 2015, Cork Airport staff fundraised for their local charity, the Cork City Hospitals Children’s Club.
In 2014, Special Olympics Ireland, Jack & Jill Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis were each presented with a cheque for €70,000.
In 2013, a total of €200,000 was presented to Bee For Battens, Down Syndrome Ireland and Make A Wish Ireland.
2012 saw Barretstown presented with a cheque for €250,000.
Dublin Airport has been closely involved for many years with various community projects and local sporting clubs in the Fingal area including close associations with St Margaret’s GAA Club, Naomh Mearnog GAA Club and with St Sylvester’s GAA Club.
of the Year
Dublin Airport has had a long association with the Young Musician of the Year programme. In particular daa has enjoyed a 30 year relationship with the Malahide Young Musician and 23 years with the Swords Young Musician of the Year Competitions. Both these competitions are aimed at encouraging young people to achieve their own potential and to enjoy making music.
Dublin Airport works closely with many schools in the Fingal area through initiatives such as the involvement of staff in a mentoring programme.
Cork Airport has for many years been closely involved with various community projects and local sporting clubs in the Ballygarvan area.
The airport is also particularly proud of its long association with international events held in Cork each year such as the Cork St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival, Cork City Sports, the Cork International Choral Festival and the Cork Jazz Festival.
Cork Airport also played an active role in the development of the Cork regional tourism brand and co-funds the initiative in conjunction with Cork City and Cork County councils.
Business to Arts
daa has a long-term involvement with the annual Business to Arts Awards which seek to support creative partnerships between the arts and businesses in Ireland.