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Geraldine McFadden: “The way of life here is so totally different to Ireland. Everything operates at a much slower pace. Traffic is never a problem and we could never compare the weather here to Ireland.”

Geraldine McFadden was bitten by the travel bug at a young age. “My father was chief engineer of the cargo airline, Aer Turas, so my family travelled (...)

Stephen O’Farrell: “We’re in Istanbul for the long haul. We love coming home, but our life is entrenched here”

Stephen O’Farrell was en route to Barcelona for a year in 1998 before deciding upon Istanbul at the last minute. A 12-month stint in Australia two yea(...)

Irish designer Petria Lenehan says that her affiliation to Ireland and her use of Irish fabrics translates well to the US market

Petria Lenehan is probably best known as the former proprietor of Dolls boutique, which closed its doors in Dublin in 2013. Lenehan has since built a (...)

Philip McKernan: “The Americans will give you a shot but you have to deliver value. You must be good at what you do”

Business coach, motivational speaker and writer Philip McKernan is frank about why he left Ireland 11 years ago. “I thought I had lost my way a litt(...)

Hazel Jane Lyons: “I moved here in December 2001. Initially I thought I’d stay for the duration of the visa, but I’m still here.”

“New York is great, once you get over the real estate issue, which is akin to that of a small developing country,” 44-year-old Hazel Jane Lyons, who l(...)

James Hourigan: “That was a fascinating time, with work designed to make a real difference in fighting the awful results of people trafficking, modern slavery, terrorist financing and other criminal activities.”

James Hourigan attended the CBC in Cork before going on to a business studies certificate at what was then Cork RTC while working in a number of bars (...)

Andrew Cromien and Lorna Lee in Vence, France. “We decided to create something for people who love the sea, the mountains and outdoor activities and sports,” says Lee.

“We decided to create something for people who love the sea, the mountains and outdoor activities and sports. Likeminded people would be a good fit fo(...)

Cormac Breathnach: “My parents tell me that some of my first words were the names of racehorses and stallions in the 1970s, so for some reason horses have always been my thing”

Kentucky is along way from home in Galway, but a love of horses drew Cormac Breathnach from afar. Born in Renmore, Breathnach attended St Joseph’s C(...)

Aisling Quirke in Johannesburg: an active member of Business Ireland Southern Africa

Aisling Quirke was bitten by the travel bug after spending time in Konstanz, Germany, on a government scholarship while still at secondary school. Sh(...)

Wicklow native Vittoria Colonna moved to LA in 2013

Moving to LA and becoming a movie director is the dream of many but reality for only a few. But Vittoria Colonna couldn’t resist the opportunity when (...)

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