Sandra Whelan

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David and Sandra Whelan, Immersive VR Education chief executive and chief operating officer respectively. David Whelan, CEO and Sandra Whelan, COO, Immersive VR Education. Picture by Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

“I saw you going by there,” David Whelan says, sticking his head out the door of an inconspicuous office building as I search for our meeting place. (...)

VR Education founders David and Sandra Whelan recently listed the company on the Irish and London stock exchanges.

David and Sandra Whelan co-founded VR Education in 2014 in an effort to bring immersive technology to distance learning, thus transforming how student(...)

‘Looking back on my younger self, I would probably focus even more on learning from both successes and failures and not sweat the small stuff!’ Siobhan Talbot, managing director, Glanbia

‘Don’t sweat the small stuff’ Siobhan Talbot, managing director, Glanbia To me, leadership is about creating an open, engaging environment where peo(...)

The judges for the Irish Times Business Awards, from left to right: Martin McVicar, managing director of Combilift; Margot Slattery, country president for Sodexo Ireland; Mark Ryan, a non-executive director; Cathriona Hallahan, managing director of Microsoft Ireland;  Caroline Keeling, chief executive of Keelings;  Shaun Murphy, managing partner of KPMG, and Dr John Hegarty, chairman of The Irish Times Trust

With the clock ticking down to the inaugural Irish Times Business Awards, in association with KPMG, a panel of judges met this week at Microsoft Irela(...)

Michael Carey, East Coast Bakehouse; Anne Heraty, CEO CPL Resources; and Kevin McLoughlin, partner lead for the EY EOY programme. Photograph: EY

The shortlist for the 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) awards, now in its 21st year in Ireland, has been released with 24 finalists selected to (...)

David and Sandra Whelan, The Irish Times Business Person of the Month

Waterford-based Immersive VR Education founders David and Sandra Whelan are the recipients of The Irish Times Business People of the Month Award for M(...)

Sandra Whelan, COO and David Whelan, chief executive, Immersive VR Education Photograph: SON Photographic

When the founders of the Waterford-based Immersive VR Education took a €1,000 loan four years ago to start the business, they were flat broke. This w(...)