IdentityX, Clune Construction and will help Padraig Harrington raise money for a worthy cause over the next three weeks.Dermot Desmond’s biometrics firm is one of three companies to seize the unique three-week branding opportunity offered by Padraig Harrington to raise funds for a family member who was paralysed in a car accident.

Harrington had the innovative idea of offering branding space on his headwear and clothing for his next three events - the Shell Houston Open, The Masters and the RBC Heritage - to companies willing to donate money to help Gerard Byrne, a cousin of his wife Caroline, who is now paralysed from the waist down.

IndentityX, which was founded by miulti-millionaire Desmond in 1999, was one of the first to make an offer while Clune Construction and have also come on board for a unique fund-raising drive.

Harrington said, “I am very grateful to IdentityX, Clune Construction and who have pledged over $200,000 to this worthy cause and I hope I will repay their support with some good results over the next three weeks while wearing their branding. 

“I am also very grateful to my current sponsors for allowing me to do this. I know this assistance will help Gerard and his family who have shown such courage during this difficult time.”

Mr Byrne will need long term financial assistance to adapt to his disability and take care of his wife and three young children. will contribute an additional donation of 5% of net website sales (excluding clothing related items) during the three week period to the Padraig Harrington Charitable Foundation.

About IdentityX
Establishing online trust is extremely important because the Internet has become indispensable for billions of people across the world.  Using Daon’s authentication software, IdentityX is able to combine any identity attributes; something you have (smart phone or tablet), something you know (a PIN), something you are (biometrics) and your location (GPS) to match the level of assurance necessary to establish on-line trust.  Biometrics includes any factors that are “uniquely you” such as your voice, face or palm.  Based on trust that spans the globe, Daon has been selected to manage over 700 million identities around the world. For more information please visit 
About Clune Construction Company
Clune Construction Company is a U.S. company that is a national leader in construction with full-service offices in four major U.S. cities, plus satellite offices in most regions. Formed in 1979 by Irish-born Mike Clune, it has grown today to $370 million in annual sales. It is one of the largest interior construction companies in the Midwest with a major presence in other regions as well. Clune is known for exceptional customer service and for delivering projects on time and on budget. For more information please visit

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