Mansion House

  • The National Enterprise Awards will take place on Thursday next May 24th in the Mansion House in Dublin.

    Fergal O’Connor of Buymedia will represent Mayo at the awards ceremony.

    Buymedia uses market intelligence, artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics to help businesses get a better return on their advertising spend by up to 30%, saving on average 25% of their time.

    Founder and CEO Fergal O’Connor has 23 years media industry experience, having worked in all aspects of media buying and selling.

    The company is also down to the last four of the Future Scope Awards and recently signed a partnership with Retail Excellence Ireland to become a strategic partner.


  • Members of the Gallagher family from Ballyhaunis are in Dublin this evening, where the Lord Mayor of Dublin will host a reception in recognition of the decision by the US Navy to name a warship after Corporal Patrick Gallagher.

    Bob as he was known - a native of Derrintogher, Ballyhaunis - was killed in Vietnam on 1967, shortly after being awarded the Navy Cross for bravery for saving the lives of three of his comrades in an earlier attack.

    Earlier this year, it was confirmed that the USS Gallagher will be named after him.

    The Lord Mayor of Dublin Councillor Neil Ring is hosting a reception in the mansion House this evening which will be attended by Government Ministers, Oireachtas members from Mayo and representatives of the US Navy.



  • Unsung heroes will be honoured this evening at an event in the capital.

    The People of the Year Awards take place in the Mansion House in Dublin.

    The event was postponed earlier this year due to Storm Emma.

    The crew of Rescue 116 and volunteer coastguard member Caitríona Lucas are being honoured with a People of the Year Award.

    Captains Dara Fitzpatrick and Mark Duffy, and winch team Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith lost their lives off the Mayo Coast last year.

    While Caitríona Lucas, died during a search operation off the coast of Kilkee, Co. Clare six months previously.

    Search & Rescue Operations Manager, Gerard O'Flynn says he hopes the award shows their families that their loved ones work and dedication is recognised.

    Martin Grant from Rehab - the organisation behind the awards - says all those receiving awards later this evening are worthy winners.