Mary Mckenna

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Designer Clare O’Connor, retailer Thomas Ennis and Minister of State for the Diaspora Ciaran Cannon at the launch of Back for Business

An initiative to help returning emigrants start and develop businesses in the Republic has been launched. Back for Business is a five-month long entr(...)

On hand to wish cyclist Joanne Hession, right,   a safe journey were, from left, Mary Rose Burke  and Anne O’Leary, all from the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Some 36 members of Dublin Chamber of Commerce hope to raise €25,000 from the organisation’s fourth charity cycle across France from Biarritz on the Ba(...)

Mary McKenna, managing director, Tour America on Middle Abbey Street in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

Mary McKenna recently advertised a sales vacancy in her travel business, Tour America. The notice required candidates to have two years’ experience. “(...)

Mary McKenna: “Somebody said to me ‘you don’t make money for the first three years’ and I said ‘who made up that rule’.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On the back wall of Mary McKenna’s office hangs a Ten Commandments-type edict – a poster with the guidelines by which she runs her business. Instead o(...)

Mary McKenna, Tour America and Cruise Holidays:   the only female entrepreneur in the Irish travel industry to have set up a tour operator company.

It was her family who influenced Mary McKenna to get into the travel business, with her father running Atlas Travel here for an uncle in San Francisco(...)

An image from Marh 2018 showing seven of the 14 ‘hooded men’, who were kept in hoods interned in Northern Ireland in 1971. (From left) Jim Auld, Patrick McNally, Liam Shannon, Fracncie McGuigan, Davy Rodgers, Brian Turley and Joe Clarke. Photograph: PA

The Government is to appeal the European Court of Human Right’s finding that 14 men in Northern Ireland were not tortured when detained by the British(...)

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 (...)

Mary Mckenna flanked by Daniel and Majella O’Donnell after the Gallows View B&B in Bunratty Co Clare came out as the overall winner of the B&B Ireland Award at the Ashling Hotel, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The 1962 visit of US president John F Kennedy is credited with giving rise to the Irish B&B, when a need for accommodation flung open the doors to(...)

Zara’s Planet: people told Zara Stassin that her equestrian-holiday company would never work. Today she sends more than 1,600 people to their own horsey heaven in more than 30 countries

Anyone over 40 will remember how the late, great Gillian Bowler put package holidays on the map here with Budget Travel. The original low-cost-marketi(...)

David Brady and Cian Feeney from Maynooth University winners of the first Irish Student Sixes Tournament at The Heath GC last week.

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD last week announced that golf will benefit from Sport Ireland funding of €758,000 in 2018 (...)

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