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Gold Medals for Top Business Students

26th January 2015

Four students from secondary schools around the country have been awarded with gold medals for their outstanding achievements in last year’s Junior and Leaving Certificate business exams. The winners were presented with their medals by Noel Brett, CEO, Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) and Cathriona Hallahan, MD, Microsoft Ireland.

The Business Studies Teachers’ Association of Ireland (BSTAI) Achievement Awards, hosted by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland at their offices in Nassau Street, Dublin, recognises the top scoring students nationally in Accounting, Economics and Business at Leaving Certificate Level and Business Studies at Junior Certificate Level.

The winning students were as follows:

Leaving Certificate Business
Student: Lorcan McCann
School: St. Fintan’s High School, Sutton, Dublin 13
Teacher: Ms Jenny Marshall
Principal: Ms Mary Fox

Leaving Certificate Economics
Name: David Dalton
School: Heywood Community School, Ballinakill, Portlaoise, Co Laois
Teacher: Mr Paul Broderick & Ms Olivia O’Connor
Principal: Mr Philip Bowe

Leaving Certificate Accounting
Name: Conor Browne
School: Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1
Teacher: Ms Rachel Keogh
Principal: Mr Gerry Foley

Junior Certificate Business Studies
Name: Jennifer Greally
School: Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Road, Cork
Teacher: Ms Mary Roche
Principal: Mr Padraigín O’Riordáin


Note: Banking & Payments Federation Ireland is the voice of banking and payments in Ireland, representing over 70 member institutions and associates, including licensed domestic and foreign banks and institutions operating in the financial marketplace here.

Contact: Jillian Heffernan, Head of Communications, BPFI, ph: 01 474 8835 / 087 9016880

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