All-star accreditation for Rathú

All-star accreditation for Rathú


Ciara McGuane pictured with Minister Pat Breen – Photo: Conor McCabe

An independent training provider for teachers has been awarded the coveted All-Ireland Business All-Star accreditation.

Rathú has received The independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses and based on rigorous selection criteria on performance, trust and customer centricity.

The company is an online professional development provider for teachers. They make excellent professional learning accessible for every teacher – anytime, anywhere!

Ciara McGuane, founder of Rathú, said: “With over 600 teachers working with us since January 2018, it was extremely important to assess the value we have added to their professional lives.

Ongoing feedback of our online and offline services has been central to validating and improving our offering for teachers but it was important to seek independent assessment too. The accreditation has been a fabulous way to end a rollercoaster year,” Ciara said.

There were two other success from Co Clare also. They were Advanced Technical Concepts and Shannon Heritage.

Marie Clifford of Advanced Technical Concepts, Dr Briga Hynes of the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick and Minister Pat Breen – Photo: Conor McCabe.
Niall O’Callaghan and Vanessa McTigue of Shannon Heritage, Dr Briga Hynes of the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick and Minister Pat Breen – Photo: Conor McCabe.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.