On 6 Nov 2015 on behalf of the President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski the Polish Embassy in Dublin awarded Ms. Irena Suchocka with Silver Cross of Merit for her commitment to help the Poles in Ireland.
Thanks to Irena’s efforts Crosscare Poland is supporting Polish immigrants who find themselves in difficult circumstances. There was also created a free guide in Polish language “Daily Life in Ireland- Guide for newcomers”. Irena cooperates with the Polish community and media organizations, provides training, workshops and relevant information, participates in forums such as Forum Polonia, meetings and events, as well as works with representatives of the Polish governmental and religious organizations. In addition, she is the Chair of the Board of Directors of CCT (Centre for Counselling and Therapy), Polish charitable organization mainly focused on people with addictions and their families.
On the day of the presentation, after a short speech of Mr. Piotr Rakowski, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Irena expressed her sincere thanks to all individuals and organizations involved in her activities, as well as her family and friends. Excellent culmination of the evening was a piano concert of Mr. Barnaba Dorda.