25Oct 2018

Group photo of company representatives with Leo Varadkar

Momentum Support are proud to be one of the 14 founding member companies of Open Doors.

Open Doors is a cross sector initiative to promote greater inclusion, diversity in the workplace, training and employment opportunities for marginalised groups in Irish Society.

The Open Doors Initiative aims to provide opportunities to some of the marginalised members of our society that face higher barriers to employment than most do.

Today, people with disabilities are only half as likely to be in employment as others of working age. The youth unemployment rate tends to be double the general unemployment rate. And until recently, most refugees and asylum seekers were unable to access the labour market.

Alana Dunican (HR Director) meeting Leo Varadkar from #OpenDoorsLaunch

Alana Dunican (HR Director) meeting Leo Varadkar from #OpenDoorsLaunch

Together, as 14 Irish Employers, we want to address this and support people who face barriers into employment. The benefits will be two-fold – open up the labour market to some of those who have been unable to access it; and attract and retain our future workforces.

At the event were Momentum Support’s Trevor Carney, BITCI Ready for work,  Alana Dunican (HR Director), Sinead Grogan (Healthcare Manager) and Matthew Houlihan (Jobplus).

Pictured here is Leo Varadkar in attendance for the Open Doors official launch, alongside representatives from the 14 participating companies.

To learn more about the Open Doors Initiative, visit opendoorsinitiative.ie or follow the hashtag #OpenDoorsLaunch

18Oct 2018

Dr Noreen Gleeson receiving the proceeds with Momentum Support’s Sinead Grogan. More photos of the event can be found on the ‘Run the Liberties’ Facebook page.

Momentum Support is proud to report that €43,955 was raised for GynaeCancerCare at St James’s Hospital for the 10th Anniversary of the Liberties Fun Run.

The proceeds were presented to Dr Noreen Gleeson, and all of the proceeds from the this year’s fun run will go towards an Ambulatory Care Unit at St James’s Hospital.

This is the first year that the event completely sold out, with 1,500 people participating in the run.

St. James’s Hospital Gynaecological Cancer Care Centre is the largest provider in the Republic of Ireland of treatment for malignancy of the reproductive organs, with over 300 women being referred to the centre annually.

Momentum Support were proud to sponsor the work of the clinic and were delighted at the response to the event. Momentum Support has been a consistent support of the Liberty Fun Run and would like to congratulate all of the participants and organisers of the 2018 Fun Run for their hard work and dedication.

We look forward to seeing you all at the starting line next year!

Further donations can be made at the www.supportstjames.ie website.

To learn more about the St. James’ Hospital Foundation, GynaeCancerCare, and future events, please visit www.supportstjames.ie

18Oct 2018

Pictured from Left to Right: Verona Pentony (Head of Governance & Social Responsibility, Ian Dempsey (Today FM), Rebecha McAuley (SO Athlete), Zach Corbett (Governance & Social Responsibility Officer and Matt English (SO Ireland CEO)

South Offaly Special Olympics Team

South Offaly Special Olympics Team

The Special Olympics, CEO Matt English expressed his sincere thanks to Momentum Support for the generous donation of cleaning products and other supports for the 2018 Ireland Games. The donation allowed The Special Olympics to significantly reduce the cost of the Summer Ireland Games, in which 1,600 athletes participated in 13 official sports, over three days of competition.

The games were the largest sporting event to take place in Ireland this year with 1600 athletes taking part. The Ireland Games took place in Dublin, June 14th – 17th, primarily in the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown, as well as various venues throughout the greater Dublin area. Four days of sports took take place across 13 disciplines, with over 2,500 volunteers helping to make the event happen.

Nikita Dunican being presented the Bronze Medal by Momentum's Verona Pentony

Nikita Dunican being presented the Bronze Medal by Momentum’s Verona Pentony

Momentum Support also sponsored the South Offaly Bowling Team. Team Member, Nikita Dunican, received a Bronze Medal which was presented by Momentum  representative Verona Pentony at the Special Olympics Medal ceremony.

Momentum Support extended support through the following CSR Community Engagement:


  • €1000 through sponsorship of South Offaly Special Olympic Bowling Team
  • €150 Sponsorship Card collected by Patricia Seery, Payroll Manager for Athlete Nikita Dunican, South Offaly Region
  • €1425 for the supply of 100, 40 Litre Waste bins


  • €1,600 through partnering with Sanserv supplied cleaning materials at the 4 day event

Referral through a friend

  • Sam Dennigan & Company provided Special Olympics with 5 a day (fruit) throughout the 4 day events
Just some of the sponsorship support organised by Momentum Support

Just some of the sponsorship support organised by Momentum Support

The idea for Momentum Support sponsoring the Special Olympics came from Momentum’s Willie Dunne who highlighted the Special Olympics as a worthwhile cause and Momentum’s Patricia Seery organised the support of Nikita Dunican via sponsorship card.

Momentum Support is delighted to have been a part of this high-profile, emotional and worthwhile event and is proud to have been able to support the athletes and organisers in all their hard work in preparing for and taking part in the Games.

17Oct 2018

Momentum Support are pleased to announce success at the Irish Hospitality Awards 2018.

The second annual Irish Hospitality Awards took place at Crowne Plaza in the Dublin Airport on May 1st. The awards celebrate everything in the Irish hospitality industry by recognising and rewarding the best in the business.

This year’s black-tie event hosted 200 guests. The nominees and winners, who are chosen by members of the general public, are a true reflection of high standards and customer service.

Momentum is excited to announce that the Blanchardstown Centre won Shopping Complex of the Year at the 2018 awards. This is a great achievement for Paula Gaspari (Housekeeping Manager) and her team.

Irfan Younis, the CEO of Creative Oceanic (who host the event) said that the awards “were a true reflection of the talent in Ireland and we will continue delivering such awards ceremonies to make sure that the hospitality professionals in Ireland get the recognition they deserve.”

Momentum Support congratulates all nominees and winners for delivering service excellence.

12Sep 2018

Members of the Security Team at the Farnborough Airshow. From left to right, starting with the back row — Gary Hodgson, David Bruce, Peter Fleming (Bombardier Manager), Gerald Crumley, Neil Stanfield, Frank Moorcroft, Gareth Edwards, Heather Floyd (Senior Guard), Paul Bright. Daniel Hill is not pictured as he was on duty when the photo was taken.

Momentum Security Staff proudly supported the Farnborough Airshow, which took place from July 16 to July 22, 2018.

The public side of the event included static and flying displays, featuring 150 aircraft and 5 hours of flying. Everything from vintage and fast jets to commercial airliners were on display for 80,000 visitors. The trade side included 1,500 exhibitors from 52 countries, spread across 70,000 square meters of exhibition space. The event showcased new technology and facilitated major trade deals within the industry.

The Momentum Security Team supported the event and provided a safe and secure working environment. They prepared areas throughout the venue beforehand and controlled access points, maintaining a 24-hour presence throughout the duration of the Airshow. They also helped intake guests and directed visitors with questions to Media reception, helping the event flow smoothly.

The Farnborough Airshow was a great event and a success overall and Momentum Support is proud to have been involved.

27Feb 2018

(L-R: Gabby Marai, Bloomfield Site Manager, Laura Whelan, Client Services Manager, Ian Huntley, Client Services Manager, Zahoor Ullaq, Royal Hospital Donnybrook Site Manager, Sharon McNally, Operations Manager, David Ferguson, Operations Director, Mary Patterson, Operations Director, James Mahon, Client Services Manager, Zach Corbett, Governance and Social Responsibility Officer, Verona Pentony, Head of Governance & Social Responsibility, Shahzad Sattar, Client Services Manager, Sinead Grogan, Healthcare Operations Manager).

Momentum Support has yet again swept to victory in the 2018 IASI awards and is delighted to have won the overall Healthcare Supreme Awards amongst eight other awards.

The annual Irish Accommodation Service Institute Awards (IASI) 2018 took place on the 27th January 2018 in the Carlton Hotel, Blanchardstown, and the Momentum teams were awarded nine separate awards.

The awards are renowned in the industry as the gold-standard for Accommodation Services and the Momentum teams were delighted to have their great work recognised across a number of teams and  locations around Ireland.

First up, Paul Whelan’s team at the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital in Cork won the overall Healthcare Supreme Awards as well as the Gold Category for the same location.

James Mahon’s team went on to win two Gold awards for LIT Thurles Sport and LIT Clonmel. In addition, to this the team received the Colleges Supreme Award for LIT Clonmel and came runner up in the Colleges Supreme Award with LIT Thurles Sport Lab.

Here’s a breakdown of all the awards Momentum teams won on the big night:


Healthcare Supreme Awards 

  1. South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork

Colleges Supreme Awards 

  1. LIT Thurles Sports Lab

Runner up Colleges Supreme Awards

  1. LIT Clonmel

GOLD CATEGORY – Teams that achieve 95.51% and above

Congratulations to the following teams which achieved Gold Awards:

  1. St James Hospital, Dublin
  2. Bloomfield Health Services
  3. South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork
  4. Tallaght Hospital
  5. The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin
  6. LIT Thurles Sports Lab
  7. LIT Clonmel

Silver Category – Teams that achieve 90.38%

Congratulations to the following team which achieved a Silver Award

Royal Hospital, Donnybrook

Bronze category – Teams that achieve 85% and above

Congratulations to the following team which achieved a Bronze Award:
Holywell Educate Together School, Swords

Momentum is delighted to yet again congratulate all teams on their hard work, dedication, and excellent achievements.