Ruairi McKiernan (ex spunout.ie) appointed to Council of State
A community activist and social entrepreneur, he is founder of the national youth organisation SpunOut.ie. 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 SpunOut.ie, he recently stepped down to develop new social innovations