SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY
Joe Duffy Group take an active part in supporting Local Community through Charity Fundraising and Sponsoring Local Team Events. We take great pride and undertake several initiatives each year make our various community events a success for all those involved. We are particularly keen on supporting up and coming sports stars of the future!!
We endeavour to use local suppliers where possible and are always conscious of our responsibility to our community as a leading local business.
In addition to its support of Irish charities the Joe Duffy Motor Group is keenly aware of its privileged position in the community and extensively supports many local businesses, organisations and sports clubs. All of the refreshments for the gourmet coffee areas are locally sourced including locally produced cookies and pastries. The Group continues to strongly support local sports clubs like St Sylvesters GAA club, Naomh Mearnog in Portmarnock, Verona FC in Blanchardstown, Fingallians in Swords and Coolmine Rugby Club. An example is the organisation and sponsorship of the St. Sylvesters Family Fun Day where Audi North Dublin organises, provides and runs complimentary catering, children’s entertainment and sponsorship of the Mini All-Ireland event that is a highlight of the club’s annual calendar and is enjoyed by over 500 club members and their families.
If you have a local community event or charity that you believe a dealership in the Joe Duffy Motor Group should be involved with, simply click on the Make Enquiry button above to contact us.
Notwithstanding our business ambitions, we firmly believe that our long-term success is inextricably linked to being a good business citizen. As a successful company, we recognise our obligations and responsibilities, and from the highest levels of the Group, we are committed to fulfilling them.
As a growing company, we are always conscious of making sure that we are doing business responsibly.We like to acknowledge the significant contribution of the Joe Duffy team in every part of our Group as we work together to meet the needs of all our stakeholders.Our responsible business activity in 2021 captured the range of responsible business activities being undertaken by the Group, allowing us to share this information.
We are long-term supporters and sponsors of Pieta House, Alone, JigSaw, St. Vincent de Paul and Breast Cancer Ireland.
Sadly, suicide affects most people in our communities and our teams. Our friends and families all know of someone who has been impacted in some way by the devastation it leaves behind. We have been a long-term and proud supporter of Pieta House.
Due to the pandemic many older people are experiencing loneliness or feeling isolated in their community. There has never been a bigger demand on the fantastic work of the charity Alone to look after the precious and much loved over 70’s in our communities’.
Mental health can affect every aspect of a young person’s life. Jigsaw believe every young person must have the support that’s right for them, whatever they are going through.
St. Vincent de Paul offer personal assistance that is non-judgemental and based on the need of the individual or family.
Like many charitable organisations during the crisis, they have experienced a huge increase in demand for help and at the same time due to the economic environment, have had a decline in donations. This is an incredibly challenging time for all of us, but particularly older people and for those who live alone, feel vulnerable, in financial difficulty or are suffering with mental health problems.
Breast Cancer Ireland
Our partnership with Breast Cancer Ireland began five years ago when we agreed to sponsor one of their key events - Battle of the Stars, that takes place annually in April. This event is a Gala Ball, with a strictly come dancing styled entertainment piece, where survivors and supporters are taught how to dance and perform on the night.
As long-term supporters of Breast Cancer Ireland sponsoring Dancing with the Stars for many years, we were delighted to form “The Joe Duffy Shufflers” running Group, to take part in the virtual Great Pink Run in October 2020 to help raise much-needed funds for research during the pandemic.
As a company, we wanted to do more than just invest financially, so some of our team were asked to participate in this event with the Breast Cancer Ireland patient ambassadors and other supporters.
With a strong male profile, we wanted to show support to all the women in our lives, our mums, sisters, wives, partners and friends as the incidence of breast cancer statistically is 1 in 9 women will develop this disease in their lifetime. Unfortunately, everyone knows someone who has been affected and this was an opportunity for us to show our support. Through our sponsorship to date, Breast Cancer Ireland has been able to continue funding the specialist breast cancer research nurse initiative in each of the eight designated cancer centres in Ireland. These nurses play an essential role in that they are collecting and collating all patient tissue and blood samples into one sizeable centralised biobank – allowing Clinicians and Scientists nationally to avail of the full complement of annual cases – currently standing at 3100, which in turn is significantly speeding up research output and discovery.
We want to deliver returns for everyone, in a way that is sustainable and responsible, being conscious of our relationships with, and responsibilities to, other stakeholders. These are realistic objectives requiring that we meet the needs of our customers in an empathetic, efficient, professional, and sustainable way, as well as being visible in and supportive of the communities where our dealerships operate.
When our customers and communities do well, so too do we. As Ireland’s largest motor group, we firmly believe that the relationships we nurture are relationships that will last and stand the test of time. Therefore, responsible business is part of what we must continue to do if we are to remain a successful and sustainable business.
Driving our organisational goals is our people. Today, we have more than 600 employees from a diverse range of backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures. This difference adds significantly to the energy, innovation and atmosphere and impacts in a positive way with the mix of personalities’, perspectives, and knowledge, gained from these different backgrounds.