Charity Partnership

Biobank Ireland Trust

For the second year in a row, the ‘Oliver Dunne Restaurant Group’ is a proud charity partner of Biobank Ireland Trust in December. Founded in 2004 by Ciaran Flanagan and Professor Eoin Gaffney, Biobank Ireland work to fast-track cancer research to treatment through the development of a Cancer Biobank Network. The trust facilitates cancer research projects including the development of the largest cancer freezer farm in Europe in partnership with Trinity College, and the National Cancer Institute at St. James’s Hospital.


For the month of December, Oliver Dunne Restaurants will be adding a discretionary charge of €2 onto all dinner bills and €1 onto all lunch/brunch and afternoon tea bills in all 8 of our venues. This donation will go towards vital Cancer Research that Biobank Ireland are developing at St. James Hospital, Cork University Hospital.

“Four out of ten people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetimes. As a group, cancer has touched us all in some form, whether personally or through family and friends. We are delighted to support such a worthy cause and would like to thank all our customers for contributing and helping us raise much needed funds for Biobank Ireland” – Oliver Dunne

Ciaran Flanagan, Co-Founder and Director Biobank Ireland commented on the charity partnership: “The generous funds raised from Oliver Dunne Restaurant’s Christmas campaign will help us fund and support crucial research into cancer including the realisation of the TSJCI Biobank and Genomics Centre and fast-tracking research to cancer diagnosis and treatments”

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