Business Lunch 2018

The Business Lunch took place on Friday the 12th of October in the Westbury Hotel.


We would like to thank our guest speaker this year was James Hanley, and also our Q & A panel Peter O'Reilly, Niall Hogan and Shane Jennings.

James Hanley – Bio

James Hanley is a Dublin-based painter. An established portrait artist, painting many official and state portraits, he is represented in significant public, corporate and private collections in Ireland and abroad.

James attended Terenure College from 1976-1984 and is a past recipient of the Past Pupil of The Year Award in 1998.  James graduated from UCD in 1987 with a degree in History of Art and English, and from the National College of Art & Design in 1991 with a BA in Fine Art Painting.

James works in a representational style, in both painting and drawing. He has exhibited extensively in group exhibitions in Ireland and abroad and has had 11 solo exhibitions.

James is a full member of the Royal Hibernian Academy, was elected to Aosdana in 2008 and was on the Board of Governors of the National Gallery of Ireland for 2009-2015, James is currently on the board of Business to Arts.

Selected Portrait commissions include:

President Mary McAleese (OPW)
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern (OPW)
John L Murray – former Chief Justice
Ronnie Delany – Olympic Gold Medallist (National Gallery Ireland)
Laurence Crowley- Businessman and former Governor at Bank of Ireland
Girvan Dempsey – former Irish Rugby International
Senator George Mitchell – former US Senator & member of Good Friday Peace Process Commission 

This year a table will cost €1000,  and for that you will get a table of ten for the Lunch with wine, as well as full exposure for your company at the venue and on all correspondence going out to members about the lunch. We also have a limited number of individual tickets priced at €75 each.

If your company would be interested in taking a table this year, or you wish to book an individual ticket,  please let Catherine in the office know.(086 3087678 or email: or you can book on-line just CLICK HERE



The Annual Business Lunch 2017 - Took place on Friday the 10th of November in the  Westbury Hotel.

We would like to thank our guest speakers Tom Lyons and Jim Gavin. And also our sponsors:


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.


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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