We want you to get to know the #PAWsome humans that make the work we do possible! So, meet Deirdre Lehane from our Finance department.

Members of our Finance team – Marie, Susan, Catherine and Deirdre (l-r)

Who are you and what is your role at Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind?

Hi, I’m Deirdre Lehane and I’m a Finance/Payroll Administrator.

How long have you been working here?

I’ve been working here for 11 years.

What are your main duties?

I look after receipting of all your donations and shop purchases as well as the monthly payroll ensuring our staff get paid for their hard work changing lives.

What’s your favourite thing about working at the Irish Guide Dogs?

My favourite part of working here is seeing a successful Guide or Assistance Dog partnership heading home together. Knowing the difference that dog will have on a person’s life makes it all worthwhile!

Who’s your favourite dog?

That’s easy,  my gorgeous Balthazar. Balthazar is a Breeding Dog as part of our Breeding Regeneration Programme. He was gifted to Irish Guide Dogs by Swiss Guide Dogs. He then came to live with me and he is now part of my family!