Ailbhe Keane

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Izzy Keane and Ailbhe Keane whose company Izzy Wheels designs colourful wheelchair wheel covers, claimed the EU’s Rising Innovator Award for women entrepreneurs following the launch of Disney x Izzy, a collaboration with the near-100 year-old media empire that saw it produce covers adorned with characters from Minnie Mouse to Marvel’s Spider-Man.

Goodbye 2021, the sequel to 2020 that dared to ratchet up January doom several apocalyptic notches and then stumbled on in that spirit for months. It(...)

Izzy Keane and Ailbhe Keane of Izzy Wheels with their company’s  Mickey Mouse Disney wheelchair wheel cover

Ailbhe and Izzy Keane, founders of Izzy Wheels, a company that creates fashionable covers for wheelchairs, have been named among the most talented wom(...)

Ailbhe and Izzy Keane, founders of Izzy Wheels, are shortlisted in the ‘rising innovators’ category

A record seven Irish female entrepreneurs have been shortlisted for prestigious European Union-backed innovation prizes. They have been selected from(...)

WeWork’s offices at Iveagh Court, Dublin

“Work is changing. I don’t think people can deny that.” Leni Zneimer, general manager of WeWork’s UK and Ireland operations, sees the shift as a posit(...)

Izzy Wheels came up with the idea of creative spoke guards to allow wheelchair users to express themselves. Photograph: Shane O’Neill Photography

Two Galway sisters who came up with the idea of creating customised spoke guards for wheelchairs have won this year’s Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow co(...)