Ruairi McKiernan (ex appointed to Council of State

A community activist and social entrepreneur, he is founder of the national youth organisation He is also a founder and organiser of the Possibilities 2011 Social Summit.

A business graduate, he is a recipient of numerous awards including a Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Award, a Net Visionary Award, and a Junior Chambers International Award.

After eight years as chief executive of, he recently stepped down to develop new social innovations