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JILLIAN VAN TURNHOUT FOUNDS “ISILTIR GROUP”

Recently Jillian van Turnhout decided to bring her various activities together in one company, called Isiltir Group. This company is registered with Ireland’s Companies Registration Office and is of course registered for VAT. It encompasses both Jillian van Turnhout Consultancy and Genealogy.ie, her company that specialises in Irish Family History research. For more information on the new company, click the link in the footer of this webpage.

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I am helping organisations in three areas: Corporate Governance, Executive Hiring, and (Children’s Rights) Advocacy and Training. Click on the relevant picture below to learn more about that service. Underneath this I will tell more about myself, about my term as Senator in the Irish Parliament and about my global network of contacts, my awards and activities. At the bottom of this page you will find my Blog.

 

About

I have almost 30 years experience in working for commercial and non-commercial (NGO) organisations, as well as serving a term as an independent senator in the Irish parliament. In various appointments – culminating in a position as a Chief Executive – I have gathered all-round management knowledge. To this I can add over a decade as a member the Economic and Social Council of the European Union, of which I have been a Vice-President. I have also served many organisations in a voluntary capacity, such as Chief Commissioner of the Irish Girl Guides, a membership organisation with over 10,000 members. Last but not least, I have been and still am a member, vice-chair or chair in several boards.

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Seanad

From 2011 to 2016 I was an independent Senator in the Irish parliament. I influenced and initiated legislation, participated in successful campaigns, was named “Senator of the Year” by Miriam Lord (writer and columnist with The Irish Times) and was awarded TV3’s Tonight Show “Politician of the Year”.

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Gallery

Thanks to my work in Europe, the NGO sector and as a legislator I have been able to build an extensive, global network of contacts. In recognition of my work I have received many awards.  I have led many organisations and campaigns and supported various good causes. This gallery gives you a flavour of this.

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Blog

Jillian van Turnhout, Candidate, WAGGGS World Board

Follow the links to view the letter of support by the Council of Irish Guiding Associations of Jillian van Turnhout‘s candidacy for the World Board of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) bit.ly/JvTCandidateWAGGGSWBArabic Arabic – عربى  English: bit.ly/JvTCandidateWAGGGSWBEnglish … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Government calling for release of 1926 Census of Ireland

14 July 2016 Dear Taoiseach, Enda, It is great to see the 2016 Census data released – and I know this is only top level figures. However, it reminded me of the quest for information by genealogists around Ireland and the … Continue reading

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April 2016 – My final newsletter

Please click below to access my final Newsletter and find out more about the contributions I’ve been making and events I’ve been attended, both inside and outside the Oireachtas: April 2016 Newsletter

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Children’s Rights Alliance lecture marking the work of Jillian van Turnhout

Children’s Rights Alliance lecture marking the work of Jillian van Turnhout Senator in Seanad Éireann from 2011 to 2016 in The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children 13 April 2016 Speech by Jillian van Turnhout Thank you Children’s Rights Alliance … Continue reading

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Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013: Report and Final Stages

I move amendment No. 3: In page 10, between lines 24 and 25, to insert the following:” “best interpretation” means the interpretation of the relevant person’s past and present communication (using all forms of communication, including, where relevant, total communication, … Continue reading

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