The Rape Crisis Centre does excellent work supporting victims of rape and sexual violence. Recently their premises at 70 Lr Leeson St, Dublin 2 were renamed McGonnell House, in gratitude to a generous benefactor.
Brendan McDonnell, a very successful business man who died in 2014, left almost his entire estate to a number of chariites. His generous legacy enabled the RCC to buy no. 70 Lr Leeson St, a building they had rented heretofore, thus ensuring security of tenure for ever.
Brendan McGonnell was one of 7 authors who wrote their life story as a joint project in a book called Circle of Friends. A beautiful, large format, full colour hardback it was published privately in 2016 and as Brendan Coyle, the coordinator of the project says in the Foreword, the book came out in memory of their good friend, Brendan McDonnell.
We were pleased and proud to be involved in its publication.