Ryan Fund at work at home and abroad

The Cathal Ryan Trust, set up in memory of the late aviation entrepreneur, is giving $14 million to help children in Sri Lanka and financing a Rada and Trinity college-backed actor training school in Dublin

12th March, 2011

As an experienced actress, Danielle Ryan isn’t normally one for stage fright, but she confesses to being nervous when she was asked to make a speech recently.

That may have been because the venue was the UN General Assembly Hall in New York and the audience included leading figures in business and charity from around the world.

From the podium ‘‘where Superman made his speech’’, Ryan announced that the Cathal Ryan Trust, set...

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