Friday, 11 January 2013 10:44
Last Updated on Friday, 11 January 2013 16:18
The CPA Ireland Student Development Award was presented to Clodagh Dunne from Balla, Co. Mayo at an event at the CPA Headquarters in Dublin on the 6th of December. The competition was ran through CPA Ireland's Facebook page, where applicants explained why they think they would make a good CPA.
Finalists were interviewed by judges Niall Byrne, CPA President, Alex Fisher, State Street and Marc O'Dwyer, Big Red Book.
Finalist and runner-up Tina Walsh from Carrick on Suir, Tipperary received the prize of €1000 towards her CPA studies.
Second runner-up Audrey Redmond from Portmarnock, Dublin impressed judge Marc O'Dwyer so much, he sponsored a second prize of €1000 to help her pursue her studies further.
Finalist Catherine Ryan from Thurles, Co. Tipperary is pictured here with the judges and her daughter Casey, who entered her in the competition as a surprise. Casey had originally entered the competition herself, but decided her mother Catherine was more deserving of the opportunity.
Finalist Laura Flynn from Dungarvan, Co. Waterford pictured here with the judges.
UCD graduate Joseph Davis from Foxford, Co. Mayo was also a finalist in the competition, however he was unable to attend on the day.