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Conor Lawler says there’s a huge Irish community in Dubai

Educated in Carlow Christian Brothers School, Conor Lawler went on to do a hotel management degree in Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin. “In those days, o(...)

Neil O’Sullivan in Bondi, Sydney

Neil O’Sullivan has packed a lot of living into the years since he moved to Australia. “I left Ireland on New Year’s Eve 2011. It wasn’t just one th(...)

Michael Fitzgerald: He says the  company he owns and runs with his wife Hiroyo – Fitzgerald Jewelry –  is  very open to hiring Irish people for paid internships. Photograph: Fitzgerald Jewelry

When Michael Fitzgerald first came to New York 21 years ago, he didn’t give the Big Apple much of a chance. “I had studied jewellery design at NCAD a(...)

Dr Neil Furey: “My first few years in Vietnam were spent leading 10-week research expeditions in remote mountainous areas in the north and writing up the results”

Dr Neil Furey’s career straddles the world of academe, conservation and consultancy in southeast Asia. Currently a consultant biologist and chief edit(...)

Anna O’hUadhaigh-Bsaibes: ‘It’s not for everyone. This holiday is for adventurers’

Back in the early 1990s, war-torn Liberia would not have been an obvious location to set up a hotel. But, then, Dublin native Anna O’hUadhaigh-Bsaibes(...)

 Audi of America executive vice-president and chief operating officer Cian O’Brien: “The advantages of learning the business in a small market is that you have a much wider breath of knowledge across all aspects of the operation.” Photograph: Audi USA

Cian O’Brien left his job as director of Seat Ireland in 2014 to become head of sales operations at Audi UK, the brand’s fourth largest market after (...)

Philip McNamara,  organiser of the Achill Island CEO and venture capitalist  kitesurfing event  and VP of Voxpro

From kitesurfing camps to driverless cars, Philip McNamara has had his finger in many an exciting pie since moving to the land of coding, milk and hon(...)

Wild Geese: Fergus Rooney, Agency EA, Chicago Fergus Rooney was working in London in 1994 when he got a “use it or lose it” letter about a green card(...)

Séamus McDermott: “I believe the ability to get along well with people comes more naturally to Irish people and is an advantage in this industry.”

There is a brand-new Ford Fiesta on the market and the man responsible for getting it there is Tyrone-born Séamus McDermott. Sales of the Fiesta exce(...)

Fiachra ‘Figs’ O’Sullivan: ‘I find it easy to accept my success here in America. I find Americans to be cheerleaders. They cheer you on’
Wild Geese: From Old Bawn to Big Sur
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  • October 13, 2017, 06:28

Fiachra “Figs” O’Sullivan grew up in Old Bawn in Tallaght in Dublin. “I’ve met lots of guys named Fiachra, my age, who are nicked-named “Figs”. I thin(...)

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