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Foundry wins first ‘Nightsafe’ award

Carlow’s Foundry Nightclub has become the first in Ireland to be awarded the Irish Nightclub Industry Association’s prestigious ‘NightSafe’ award for best practice regarding nightclubs’ fire safety, security management, noise & crowd control and the responsible serving of alcohol.

The award was made following a full evaluation of the Foundry’s premises and activities by an independent auditor from the insurance industry accompanied by INIA Chief Executive Barry O’Sullivan.

The award builds on the long-established success of the Foundry as a safe and popular venue in which to socialise and reinforces its status as an industry leader for Irish nightclubs.

“It stands out as an exemplary nightclub for others to benchmark themselves against,” commented Barry O’Sullivan, “By achieving this award, the Foundry firmly establishes its commitment to providing safe, sensible and social nights out.

“I would call on other nightclubs to follow the example of the Foundry and urge them to try and achieve the ‘NightSafe’ standard.”

Eugene McGovern accepted the award on behalf of the Foundry, commenting, “We’re delighted to be a part of the initiative and also to be the first club in Ireland to achieve the standard. Other people’s socialising is serious business for us.

“We have invested a lot of time, money and effort to ensure we are the best at what we do and that our business is as responsible and secure as possible. We recognise that’s the only way to build a long-term and sustainable business in the local community and we look forward to continuing to do so into the future.”

 From left: INIA Chief Executive Barry O’Sullivan presents the first ‘NightSafe’ award to Eugene McGovern of the Foundry Nightclub.

From left: INIA Chief Executive Barry O’Sullivan presents the first ‘NightSafe’ award to Eugene McGovern of the Foundry Nightclub.

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