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Following a hugely successful nationwide launch campaign, Ernst & Young is making its final call for nominations to the 2013 Entrepreneur of The Year programme.
AMONG THE many exciting authors making their way to Galway for next month’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature, is the much-praised American fiction writer Ben Marcus.
BETH ORTON has embraced and eschewed the ‘singer-songwriter’ tag throughout her career, never opting solely for the one guitar, three chords, and the truth approach.
Kevin Pigott from Athlone has been recruited by Tullamore DEW along with four other new local brand ambassadors to promote the whiskey in the US market.
NUI Galway’s JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics is organising a conference and gala dinner to mark the 40th anniversary of the first intake to its master of business administration (MBA) programme. The events celebrating this milestone will take place Friday January 25 in Galway and all MBA alumni, as well as past and current teaching faculty, are invited to attend.
Mayo Medtech company Hollister has been shortlisted for the Irish Medical Technology Company of the Year 2012. The Medical Technology Industry Excellence Awards are jointly hosted by Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, and IMDA. Eight companies have been shortlisted, four for the Company of the Year Award and four for the Emerging Company of the Year Award. The winners will be announced next Thursday, December 13, at an event in Galway. Hollister is an independent, employee-owned global company that develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products and services world-wide. The company’s global headquarters are in Libertyville, Illinois, 40 miles north of downtown Chicago.
A commanding portrait of Al Capone smiled proudly upon the wall of Capones last Wednesday as the restaurant celebrated its second birthday serving hearty Italian cuisine to the hungry palates of Galway. In a charismatic atmosphere where conversation flowed as smoothly as the wine poured and jazz band played, many faces from around the community joined the festivities.
Images of Mayo will be beamed into the homes of millions of Americans next spring, courtesy of Tourism Ireland. Filming for two different TV shows took place here recently, when Irish-American sisters and TV personalities Catie Keogh and Colleen Kelly – both based in Chicago visited with their crews.
The Irish-American vote used to be a sure thing. If you were Irish-American, you voted Democrat. It was as simple as that. When I was growing up in 1950s Chicago, Republicans were like another species. An analogy from Baseball. As a Chicagoan, you supported either the White Sox or the Cubs. It was a tribal thing. My family were White Sox fans. So I was a White Sox fan. Cubs fans, on the other hand, were weird. Why would anyone support the Cubs? In much the same way, Republicans were weird too. Why would anyone support the Republicans? If you were Irish-American, even to pose the question bordered on the ridiculous.
The term ‘brunch’ is of course a portmanteau of breakfast and lunch and is thought to have originated in England in the late 19th century as a student slang term. It became popular in the late 1930s because movie stars and celebrities and the wealthy taking transcontinental train rides in America stopped off in Chicago for a late morning meal.