Business Lunch 2017

The Annual Business Lunch 2017 - will take place on Friday the 10th of November in the  Westbury Hotel @ 12.30pm

We are delighted to announce that our Annual Business Lunch will take place the 10th of  November in the Westbury Hotel, and we are very pleased to confirm that this year we have two guest speakers, Tom Lyons and Jim Gavin.

The business lunch is a long standing feature of the Union calendar. All past pupils of the College are welcome to attend and to bring their guests. The lunch is a great opportunity for past pupils in business and their guests to mingle in a sociable environment. The cost is €600 for a table of 10,individual tickets can also be purchased for €60 each go to to book.

In 2016 the lunch was held in the Westbury Hotel and was attended by more than 130 past pupils and their guests. As usually happens many of the guests retired to McDaids where they stayed until late in the evening.

Each year we invite a guest speaker with a connection to the College to address our members. Our guest speaker in 2016 was Cormac McCarthy.


Guest Speakers:

Tom Lyons

Tom is Business Editor and Deputy Editor of the Sunday Business Post. Lyons was previously senior business correspondent with The Irish Times, deputy business editor with The Sunday Independent and business editor of Newstalk. An award winning investigative journalist, he is the co-author of two books: ‘The FitzPatrick Tapes, the rise and fall of one man, one bank and one country’ and ‘Fingers, the man who brought down Irish Nationwide.’"

Jim Gavin


 Current Manager of the Dublin Senior Football Team (appointed October 2012)

Has won 28 trophies representing Dublin, as either a player, coach or manager:

8 All-Ireland Football Championship titles (5 at Senior level, 3 at U21 level) 5 National Football League, Division 1 titles 13 Leinster Football Championship titles (9 at Senior level, 4 at U21 level) 2 O’Byrne Cups.

Former: Player on the Dublin Senior Dublin Football Team for 10 seasons 1993 to 2002. Manager Dublin Under 21 Football team for 5 seasons (2008 – 2012) Coach of Dublin Under 21 Football team for 1 season (2003)

Profession An Assistant Director in the Irish Aviation Authority Safety Regulation Division, he has responsibility for safety oversight of civil Airspace, the Air Traffic Management system, Aerodromes and civil Aviation Security standards.

Former military pilot and commissioned officer, with 20 years of service in Óglaigh na hÉireann (the Irish Defence Forces). Held the senior rank of Commandant. Former Chief Flying Instructor and served as Chief of Military Aviation with the United Nations multi-national peace keeping force in the Central African Republic and Chad.

Has flown 22 aircraft types to-date. A qualified commercial pilot and currently rated on the Airbus 320 aircraft. Privately fly’s the Boeing Stearman 1945 bi-plane for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation.

The business lunch is traditionally sponsored by businesses associated with past pupils of Terenure College.










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