What Do You Mean ‘You Weren’t Invited’?


John McGolgan launching WorldIrish.com at the Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin castle literally minutes ago.

Irish Cultural Ambassador Gabriel Byrne and Dara O’Briain.

Eamon Gilmore with John McGolgan and Moya Doherty.

Everyone was there.

And by ‘everyone’ we do mean ‘those guys again‘.

And by ‘those guys’ we do mean:

ADÈS, Áine, President, The Ireland Fund of France, France
AGNEW, Robert, Partner, Marlin and Assoicates, Hong Kong
AIKINS, Kingsley, Managing Director, Diaspora Matters & Networking Matters, Ireland
ANDERSON, Ronald, Chairman, Malaysia Ireland Business Network
ARNOLD, Tom, Chief Executive, Concern Worldwide, Ireland
BAGLEY, Jack, President, The Bagley Group, United States
BARRETT, Richard, Founder, Treasury Holdings China, China
BARRINGTON, Colm, Chairman, Aer Lingus, Ireland
BARRY, Gerard J, Founder President, Fintrax Group Holdings Ltd
BARRY, Grace, President, The Economic Club of Chicago, United States
BARRY, Thomas P, Member of the Board of Director’s & Special Advisor, Arabtec Construction LLC, UAE
BAZANTAY, Christian, Secretary General, Servier Group, France
BLAIR, Rosaleen, CEO, Alexander Mann Solutions, Britain
BODEN, Dermot, JM, Chief Brand Officer, Citigroup Inc, United States
BRADY, Angela, President RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects, Royal Institute of British Architects, Britain
BRANNOCK, Bob, President Europe & Lifestyle Protection, Genworth Financial, Britain
BREEN, David, General Manager (North Africa), Mercury Engineering, Libya
BRENNAN, Margaret, Anchor and Reporter, Bloomberg TV, United States
BRENNAN, Peter, Finance Director, Fantastic Holdings Limited, Australia
BRENNAN GLUCKSMAN, Loretta, Chairman, The American Ireland Fund, United States
BUCKLEY, Brian, CEO, Oman LNG LLC, Oman
BURKE, Conrad, President & CEO, Innovalight, United States
BUTLER, Pat, Operating Partner, Resolution Financial Markets LLP, Britain
BYRNE, Claire, Television and Radio Presenter, RTÉ, Ireland
BYRNE, Dan, Co-Founder and Chairman, Lincor Solutions Ltd, Ireland
BYRNE, Gabriel, Actor, United States
BYRNE, Séamus, Owner/Managing Director, Byrne Group, UAE
CAMPBELL, Gordon, CEO, Spar International, Netherlands
CAMPBELL, Mary, Head of Global Cash & Trade Operations, Deutsche Bank AG, Germany
CARR, Desmond P, Chairman and CEO, ExxonMobil Saudi Arabia Inc, Saudi Arabia
CARROLL, Eddie, Chairman, Chieftain Ventures, Canada
CASEY, Liam, CEO, PCH International, China
CASEY, Norah, CEO, Harmonia, Ireland
CASEY, Orla, Chair, Irish Network -DC (IN-DC), United States
CLIFFORD, Michael, CEO, Al Fahim Investments, UAE
CLUNE, Terry, CEO, Taxback.com, Ireland
COLGAN, Michael, Director, Gate Theatre, Ireland
COLL, Padraic, Managing Director, Reinhold Polska AB, Poland
COLLINS, Michael, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States
COLLISON, John, Entrepeneur, Stripe, United States
COMBE, Fred, Entrepreneur and Business Consultant, Natus Pte Ltd, Singapore
CONBOY, Kevin, Retired Partner, Paul Hastings LLP, United States
CONLON, Peter, CEO, Ammado, Switzerland
CONNOLLY, Matthew, Founder and Managing Director, EIRE Systems, Japan
CONNOLLY, Niamh, Associate Vice Provost, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
CONROY, Avril, HR & Operational Excellence Director, Inchcape Russia, Russian Federation
COOKE, Richard, CEO, Lincor Solutions, Ireland
COONEY, Christy, President, GAA, Ireland
COOPER, Matt, Broadcaster & Journalist, Ireland
COPPEL, Andrew, Chairman, De Vere Group, Britain
CORCORAN, Thomas (Tom), Senior Advisor, The Carlyle Group, United States
COSGRAVE, Patrick, Founder, F.ounders, Ireland
CREANER, Gerard, Deputy Chairman, DPS Engineering, Singapore
CREELY, Edel, Managing Director, Trilogy Technologies
CRONIN, Philip, Managing Director, Intel Australia & New Zealand
CUNNINGHAM, Eamonn, Chief Risk Officer, Westfield Limited
CURRAN, Noel, Director General, RTÉ, Ireland
CURRAN, Seamus, Director/Professor/CEO, Institute for NanoEnergy University of Houston CEO C-Voltaics, United States
DALY, John, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs, United States
DAVIS, Susan, Chairman, Susan Davis International, United States
DAY, Catherine, Secretary General, European Commission, Belgium
DESMOND, Dermot, Chairman, International Investment & Underwriting, Ireland
DEVEREUX, Richard, Labour Law Counsel, Intel GmbH, Germany
David, Chairman, InterTrade Ireland, Ireland
DOHERTY, Moya, Producer and Director, River Productions Limited
DONOVAN, Paul, Group CEO, eircom Limited, Britain
DOYLE, Gearoid, Founder/Executive Chairman, Kinsale Capital Management, Ireland
DOYLE, Margaret, Columnist with Reuters Breakingviews, Reuters Breakingviews, Britain
DRECHSLER, Paul, Chairman & Chief Executive, Wates Group Ltd
DUFFY, Paul, Vice President External Supply Operating Unit, Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals, Ireland
DUJARDIN, Richard, CEO, Veolia Transport Benelux/Ireland/UK
DUNNE, Gerry, CEO, Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company, Ireland
EASTWOOD, Eamon, CEO, Taste Ireland, Australia
FAHERTY, Gearóid, Former Chairman & CEO, Eurand N.V.,Italy
FALLON, Ivan, Former CEO, Independent News & Media
FEERICK, Mike, Chairman , Ireland Reaching Out, Ireland
FINAN, Irial, Executive Vice President & President, The Coca-Cola Company and Bottling Investments, United States
FITZGERALD, David P, President & CEO, Fitzgerald+CO, United States
FITZGERALD, Liam, CEO, United Drug plc, Ireland
FITZPATRICK, John, President & CEO, Fitzpatrick Hotel Group
United States
FITZSIMONS, Barry, Regional Director – Asia Pacific Region, Glanbia Nutritionals, Singapore
FLANNERY, James W, Winship Professor of the Arts and Humanities, Emory University Atlanta, United States
FOLEY, Conor, Chairman, Irish International Business Network;
FRAWLEY BAGLEY, Elizabeth, Former Special Representative for Global Partnerships, US Department of State, United States
GAFFNEY, Cathal, Chief Executive, Brown Bag Films, Ireland
GAMMELL, Damian, CEO, Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke AG, Germany
GARVEY, Clem, Chief Operating Officer, Neopost SA, France
GEOGHEGAN, Basil, Managing Director, Citi, Britain
GEOGHEGAN, Michael F, Retired Group CEO, HSBC Holdings plc,
Hong Kong
GERGILS, Håkan, Director, ECOFIN Invest AB, Sweden
GILNA, Jacqueline, CEO, Workshift Systems Corporation, Canada
GODSON, Rory, Founding Partner, Powerscourt Ltd, Britain
GRAY, Alan, Managing Director, Indecon International Economic Consultants, Ireland
GRAY, Danuta, Non-Executive Chair, O2, Ireland
GREENE, Felimy, Head of Innovation, ANZ Banking Group Limited
HARKIN, Billy, Group CEO, QucomHaps, Malaysia
HARTNETT, John, Founder & President, Irish Technology Leadership Group and Irish Technology Capital, United States
HAYES, Dermot J, International Chair in Agribusiness, Iowa State University, United States
HEADON, Denis, Director, Rice University, United States
HEGARTY, Declan, Managing Director & Head of Business – Abu Dhabi, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, UAE
HENNEBRY, Conor, Director, Capital Markets Deutsche Bank
HERLIHY, John, Vice-President, Advertiser Operations and MD Google Ireland, Ireland
HILL, Alan F, Chief Financial Officer, Jones Trading Institutional Services LLC, United States
HOGAN, James, CEO, Etihad Airways, UAE
HORN, Chris, Chairman, Angel Investor, Ireland
HOUGH, PJ, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft, United States
HOURICAN, John, Chief Executive, Global Banking & Markets RBS Global Banking & Markets, Britain
HYLAND, Ian, President/Publisher & Founder, Business & Finance Media Group and Irish American Business Association, Ireland
HYNES, Garry, Founder and Producer, Druid Theatre Co
JACOBS, Paul, Founder Member, Vancouver Ireland Business Enterprise, Canada
JONES, Adrian, Managing Director, Principal Investment Area Goldman Sachs & Co, United States
JORDAN, Neil, Writer and film-maker, Ireland
KAVANAGH, Paul, Managing Director, Riviera Radio, Monaco
KEARNEY, Paul, Director of Networks and Technology, ONO
KEARNS, Robert G, President, Kearns Insurance Corporation
KEARY, Paul, Founding Partner & Chief Operating Officer, Teneo
United States
KELLY, Declan, Independent consultant and Director, American Ireland Fund, United States
KELLY, Paul, Managing Director, Selfridges Group Ltd, Britain
KELLY, Ray, CEO, Certiport, United States
KELLY, Tom Managing Director, The Blackstone Group, United States
KENNEDY, John, Chief Operating Officer, Diageo Western Europe
KENNEDY TOWNSEND, Kathleen, Senior Advisor, Rock Creek
United States
KENNY, James, Owner, Kenny Construction, United States
KENT, John, Executive Director, Kentech Group, Kazakhstan
KERLEY, Paul, Chief Executive, Bouleo Ventures Ltd., Ireland
KING, Joe, Retired CEO, Molex Incorporated, United States
KING, Philip, Musician and Film-maker, Ireland
LAMBERT, Helen, CEO, Lambert + Associates, France
LAWLESS, Gerald, Executive Chairman, Jumeirah Group, UAE
LEE, Myles, CEO, CRH plc, Ireland
LENIHAN, Niall, Assistant General Counsel, European Central Bank’s Legal Services Frankfurt, Germany
LEYDEN, Neil, CEO, neilleyden.com, Ireland
LONG, Colm, Director of Online Operations, Facebook
LYNAM, Niall R, Senior Vice President & Chief Technical Officer, Magna Mirrors/Electronics, United States
LYNAM, Paul, CEO, Siemens Ltd Ireland, Ireland
LYONS, Pearse, President, Alltech Inc, United States
MAC CONGHAIL, Fiach, Director/CEO, Abbey Theatre Ireland’s National Theatre, Ireland
MACDONALD, Colin, CEO, Fine Grain Property Pte Ltd, Singapore
MACFADDEN, Declan, Regional President, Symrise Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Singapore
MACLOUGHLIN BRÉARD, Guillermo, Director, MacLoughlin & Associates, Argentina
MACNEILL, Hugo, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Ireland, Ireland
MAHER, Tony, Former CEO, Wimm-Bill-Dann, Russian Federation
MALONEY, Barry, General Partner, Balderton Capital, Ireland
MCCABE, Tara, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley, United States
MCCAFFREY, Gabriel, Vice President, Sales and Business Development 4Point Solutions Limited, Canada
MCCARTHY, Brian, Executive Chairman, FEXCO, Ireland
MCCARTHY, Darragh, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley, Britain
MCCARTHY, John T, Chairman of the Board, ING Bank – Turkey and ING European Financial Services plc – Dublin, Turkey
MCCARTHY, Stan, CEO, Kerry Group plc, Ireland
MCCLATCHIE, Colin, Business Consultant, Britain
MCCLELLAND, Norman, Chairman and CEO, Shamrock Foods Company, United States
MCCOLGAN, John, Producer/Director and Chairman, WorldIrish.com, Ireland
MCCOURT, David, CEO, Grahahan McCourt Capital, United States
MCCOURT, Martin, Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Ventures Mergers and Acquisitions Gemalto, France
MCCULLAGH, Paul, Managing Director, Pacific Equity Partners
MCDONAGH, Brendan, Former CEO, HSBC North America, United States
MCDONNELL JR, John (Jack), Chairman & CEO, Phoenix Managed Networks, United States
MCENERY, Tom, General Partner, Farmers Union Partnership
United States
MCGANN, Gary, CEO, Smurfit Kappa Group, Ireland
MCGOVERN, Michael, Chairman, TSI Inc, United States
MCGRATH, Paraic, Director Asia, Intuition, Singapore
MCGUINNESS, Paul, Manager, Manager of U2, Ireland
MCHALE, Judith A, CEO, Cane Investments LLC, United States
MCINERNEY, Rory, Vice President, Intel Corporation, United States
MCKIERNAN, William S, Founder, CyberSource Corporation, United States
MCLAUGHLIN, Bill, Chairman & Founder, Irish American Business Chamber & Network Inc, United States
MCLAUGHLIN, John, Retired Managing Director, sanofi-aventis Ireland Limited, Ireland
MCLOUGHLIN, Kieran, President and CEO, The Worldwide Ireland Funds, United States
MCNELIS, Fr Paul, Bendheim Professor of Economics and Financial Policy, Fordham University, United States
MCTIERNAN, Tim, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
MCWILLIAMS, David, Economist & Broadcaster, Ireland
MEAGHER, Thomas, Managing Director, Grosvenor Capital Management, United States
MELIA, Kevin, Chairman, Vette Corporation, United States
MELLETT, Patrick, Architect Dip. Arch. / B. Arch. Sc. / MRAI / Ordre des Architectes de France, Mellett Architects, France
MERRIGAN, John T., CEO, Sharaf Industries, UAE
MILNER, Richard, Director, Laboratory for Nuclear Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
MOLONEY, John, Group Managing Director, Glanbia plc, Ireland
MOONEY, Gerard, General Manager, Global Government & Education IBM Corporation, United States
MOONEY, Rachel, Senior Director Executive Communications & Strategic Planning, Sanofi, France
MOORE, George, Chairman & CEO, TARGUS Information, Corporation, United States
MOORE, Noel, CEO, Histoindex Pte Ltd, Singapore
MORAN, Richard, CEO, Accretive Solutions, United States
MORAN, Thomas, Chariman President and CEO, Mutual of America
United States
MURPHY, Gerry, Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group LP, Britain
MURPHY, John, Vice President, CIBC World Markets, Canada
MURPHY, Martin, Managing Director, Hewlett-Packard Ireland Ltd
MURPHY, Peter, Co-Principal, Murphy’s Food Sales, Canada
MURRAY, Oliver, CEO, Brandes Investment Partners (Canada), Canada
NAUGHTON, Martin, President, Glen Dimplex Group, Ireland
NEENAN, David, Global Chief Operating Officer, HSBC Insurance
NEWELL MCGLOUGHLIN, Martina, Director, Life and Health Sciences University of California, United States
NOLAN, John, CEO, Steno Diabetes Centre Copenhagen, Denmark
NOONAN, Brendan, Senior Vice-President, Group Training & Development Emirates Airline Group, UAE
Ó BRIAIN, Dara, Comedian and TV Presenter, Britain
O’BRIEN, Brian, Former Executive Vice President, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, Australia
O’BRIEN, Denis, Chairman, Digicel Group, Ireland
O’BRIEN, Justin, Professor of Law, University of New South Wales, Australia
O’BRIEN, Mary Ann, Managing Director, Lily O’Briens, Ireland
O’CALLAGHAN, Barry, Chairman and CEO, Education Media and Publishing Group International (EMPGI), Ireland
O’CARROLL, Colm, President, Epsilon Chemicals and Advance Laboratories Inc, Canada
O’CATHAIN, Detta, Member of the House of Lords and Economist, House of Lords, Britain
O’CONNELL, Brian, Chairman, Atlantic Way, Ireland
O’CONNELL, Dermot, General Manager, Dell Ireland, Ireland
O’CONNOR, Stephen, Executive Chairman, The Underwriting Exchange, Ireland
O’DONNELL, Hugh, Managing Director, Saipem Italy, Italy
O’DRISCOLL, Sean, Chairman and CEO, Glen Dimplex Group
O’GORMAN, Maurice, Chief Operating Officer, NCB Capital, Saudi Arabia
O’HARA, Jim, Chairman, Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith London
O’HARA, Jim, Retired General Manager, Intel Ireland, Ireland
O’HARA JR, Walter J, Managing Director and Executive VP, Allen & Company LLC, United States
O’KEEFFE, John, Managing Director, Diageo Russia and Eastern Europe, Russian Federation
O’MAHONY, Liam, Chairman IDA Chairman Smurfit Kappa plc Director CRH plc, CRH plc, Ireland
O’NEILL, Michael, CEO, Coca Cola Icecek Turkey, Turkey
O’NEILL, Peter, Managing Director, IBM Ireland, Ireland
O’REILLY, Gavin, Group CEO, Independent News & Media PLC, Britain
O’RIAIN, Donal, Managing Director, Ecocem Materials Limited, France
O’RIORDAN, Paul, CEO, Synexa Life Sciences, South Africa
O’SULLIVAN, Barry, Senior Vice President, Cisco Systems, United States
O’SULLIVAN, David, Chief Operating Officer, European External Action Service, Belgium
O’SULLIVAN, Paul, CEO, SingTel Optus Pty Ltd, Australia
O’TOOLE, Niall, Managing Partner, Clyde & Co. Abu Dhabi, UAE
PENA MURRAY, Félix, Director, Institute of International Trade, Argentina
PENDER, Fionuala, Executive Director, IIBN London, Britain
PRATSCHKE, Sheila, Director, Irish Cultrual Centre Paris, France
QUEALLY, Ivor, Managing Director, QK Meats Group, South Africa
QUINN, James E, President, Tiffany & Company, United States
QUINN, Paul S, Attorney at Law, Nossaman LLP, United States
REGAN, Laureen, President, Regan Productions and SCDL Calgary, Canada
RELLIS, Paul, Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland, Ireland
RIORDAN, Ann, Chairman, Tourism Ireland, Ireland
ROBINSON III, Wm T (Bill), President, American Bar Association, United States
ROGERS, Andy, Chair, Irish Community Group for the Olympic Games, Britain
ROWAN, Dermott, Managing Director & Co-Owner, Kiely Rowan Plc, Britain
RYAN, John, Chairman, Mcor Technologies, United States
RYAN, Kenneth, Partner, KPMG Slovakia, Slovakia
SANDA, Frank Seiji, Founder and CEO, Japan Communications Inc, Japan
SANDS, Anita M, Chief Operating Officer, UBS Wealth Management Americas, United States
SCALES, Paul, Managing Director, Pacific Investments Asia Limited, Thailand
SCHRAMM, Carl J, President & CEO, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, United States
SCHWANBERG, Werner, Managing Director, WGZ BANK Ireland plc, Ireland
SEWARD, John, General Manager, Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Ltd, Pakistan
SHANAHAN, Liz, Global Head of Healthcare & Life Sciences & Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting – Strategic Communications, Britain
SHARPE, Brendan, Senior Executive Vice-President, Abu Dhabi Basic Industries Corporation (ADBIC), UAE
SHINE, Johnny, Deputy CEO, ESB, Ireland
SINNOTT, Eamonn, General Manager, Intel Ireland, Ireland
STANLEY, Guillermo E, Director, Banco Macro and Havanna Coffeehouses, Argentina
SULLIVAN, Kevin, Chairman, Washington-Ireland Program, United States
SUTHERLAND, Peter, Chairman, Goldman Sachs International, Britain
SWEENEY, Fionnuala, Anchor & Correspondent, CNN International, United States
SWEENEY, Harry, Owner, Paca Paca Farms, Japan
SWEENEY, John, President Emeritus, AFL-CIO, United States
THOMPSON, H Brian, Executive Chairman, Global Telecom & Technology, United States
TIERNEY, Donough, Vice President, EADS Northern/Western Europe & Canada, France
TIERNEY, Gavin L, CEO, Bimeda Inc, United States
TÓIBÍN, Colm, Writer, Ireland
TOOLAN, Catherine, Managing Director, ARAMARK UK – Global Events, Britain
TROTA, Robert, President, Max’s Restaurant and Philippine, Franchise Association, Philippines
TUOHEY, Mark, Attorney, Brown Rudnick LLP, United States
VALLELY, Malachy, Honorary Director-General and Board Member, Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe (LIIE), Belgium
WAGNER HALSWICK, Brigitte, Managing Director, Rowa Wagner GmbH & Co. KG, Rowa Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Rowex Ltd, Germany
WALL, Mark, Managing Director & Co-Head European Economics, Deutsche Bank AG London, Britain
WALSH, James T, Former US Congressman, K&L Gates LLP, United States
WALSH, Michael, Former Managing Director at Royal Bank of Scotland, Britain
WALSH, Susan, Dean, Globe Business College, Munich
WALSH, Tom, Co-Founder & CEO, Renetech AB, Sweden
WALSH, Willie, CEO, International Airlines Group, Britain
WALSHE, Rodney, Chairman, Southern Travel Holdings Ltd, New Zealand
WESTON, Hilary M, The Hon Hilary M Weston Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Canada
WESTON, W Galen, Executive Chairman, George Weston Ltd

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