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CANCELLED: IoD Ireland Spring Lunch 2020

As a consequence of the continuing uncertainty surrounding the public health impact of COVID-19, the IoD Ireland Spring Lunch with Jim Gavin, Assistant Director, Irish Aviation Authority, and former Manager of the Dublin GAA Senior Football Team, has been cancelled.

The event was due to take place on Friday, 27th March at 12.30 in the InterContinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. 

We will be issuing refunds for all places booked which have been paid for and will be in contact in due course in relation to this. We would also like to ask members who have invited guests to this Lunch to communicate the cancellation to them. 

IoD Ireland very much regrets any inconvenience caused to our members and wishes to apologise for the short notice.

27 Mar
Jim Gavin, Assistant Director, Irish Aviation Authority, and former Manager of the Dublin GAA Senior Football Team
12:30 - 15:30
€95 per person/€950 for table of ten (tables of 12 available on request)
InterContinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
skirwan@iodireland.ie
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Cancelled
Guest Speaker

Jim Gavin

Assistant Director, Irish Aviation Authority, and former Manager of the Dublin GAA Senior Football Team

Jim Gavin is Assistant Director with the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and former Manager of the Dublin GAA Senior Football Team. Jim received the Freedom of the City of Dublin on 18 January 2020, and was conferred the award of Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa) from Dublin City University in 2019. 

As Head of the National Supervisory Authority with the IAA, Jim ensures the supervision of the regulatory framework for civil airspace and the associated air traffic management. He also has responsibility for the certification and oversight of air navigation service providers, and the preparation of national air traffic performance plans for the State. Jim also has responsibility for the oversight of civil aerodromes and civil aviation security standards within the State.  

As Manager of the Dublin Senior Gaelic Football Team, Jim led the team to five consecutive All Ireland Football titles. He has been awarded numerous national sporting awards, such as the RTÉ Sports Manager of the Year in 2019, the Signify (Philips) Sports Manager of the Year in 2019 and the Philips Sports Manager of the Year in 2013. Jim was also a player for the Dublin team for over ten years.

Jim is a former military pilot and commissioned officer, with 20 years of service in Óglaigh na hÉireann (the Irish Defence Forces), holding the senior rank of Commandant. 

He is an ambassador for Bóthar and the Dublin Neurological Institute (DNI), and patron of Touch Ireland.

Photo by David Fitzgerald, Sportsfile

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