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From school to work

From school to work

For years, Bank of Ireland staff have volunteered at Merchants Academy, a school in a deprived Bristol area, now two former pupils are working in the Bank.
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‘I came out to a friend when I was 33’

‘I came out to a friend when I was 33’

Laura O'Keefe, Co-Chair of Bank of Ireland’s With Pride employee network, on her struggle to accept herself and how she finally realised who she really was.
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Ireland’s first inclusive LGBT+ rugby team

Ireland’s first inclusive LGBT+ rugby team

How Union Cup hosts, Emerald Warriors RFC, one of the world's first gay rugby teams, were founded by an Irishman to revolutionise gay social life in Ireland.
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From ‘city of coal’ to the ‘big village’

From ‘city of coal’ to the ‘big village’

20 years ago, Da Zhao left his family home and flew from China to Dublin. On Cultural Diversity Day, he talks about how he has adapted to living in Ireland.
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“Am I like ‘Rain Boy?'”

“Am I like ‘Rain Boy?'”

Vincent Brennan shares the struggles and joys of being the parent of a child with autism and how it inspires him to help others to express their potential.
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From golden goodbyes to shining examples – the story of the gold sovereigns

From golden goodbyes to shining examples – the story of the gold sovereigns

From symbols of gender discrimination, the gold sovereigns given to women forced to end their careers before 1973 when they got married have now become symbols of inclusion and diversity.
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Can you balance it all?

Can you balance it all?

Daughter, sister, wife, mother of four, GAA fan, Director of Distribution Channels and President of the Institute of Banking - all in a day’s work for Áine McCleary. So how does she balance it all?
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You’ll still be you. Support for transgender customers and colleagues

You’ll still be you. Support for transgender customers and colleagues

‘People generally want to help,’ Gordon Grehan from TENI says, ‘but faced with a trans person they are often afraid of saying the wrong thing.'
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“Unity is our strength, diversity is our wealth”

“Unity is our strength, diversity is our wealth”

Gerry Ellis who works in our IT Centre based in Cabinteely, Co. Dublin is Head of our Accessibility Network. Blind since he was a teenager, Gerry uses technology that assists him at work and to live his everyday life.
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