Inspirational Stories with Doug Gordon

  • Posted by castle33
  • On March 22, 2018
Doug Gordon is a remarkable individual who runs a radio programme called “Inspirational Stories” on Dublin City FM.  He kindly asked me to come in and chat to him. Go ahead and have a listen.
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Diaspora Philanthropy in Alliance Magazine

  • Posted by castle33
  • On March 6, 2018
I recently had the pleasure of contributing to the diaspora philanthropy issue of Alliance Magazine.  In the March issue, I discuss The Skill of the Irish and New Diaspora Capital.
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The Power of Networking

  • Posted by castle33
  • On February 12, 2018
 This video which was released today by Failte Ireland was directed by  Anne Zahan who works with ‘In the...
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Jo Malone at Pendulum

  • Posted by castle33
  • On January 23, 2018
Delighted to have had the chance to do a Q and A with Jo Malone at the Pendulum Summit in Dublin. Hers is a remarkable story – from a council house in Bexleyheath to one of the most admired entrepreneurs in the world. She dropped out of school at 15, never sat an exam, was […]
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Pendulum Summit with Sir Richard Branson

  • Posted by castle33
  • On January 17, 2018
Fantastic to MC the dinner with Sir Richard Branson as part of the Pendulum Summit – what a business rock star and he had us all enthralled at Pendulum as he told the story of how he started his first business at age 16 – the magazine ’Student’ and now his company Virgin Group controls […]
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Irish Post Awards

  • Posted by castle33
  • On November 24, 2017
Delighted to give the keynote address to the annual Irish Post Awards in London- stunning event with over 1500 people and televised live on TG4. Great to catch up with Award winner Bob Geldof. Hats off to Elgin Loane and his team at the Irish Post……they really know how to put on a classy Diaspora […]
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RWC 2023 and the Diaspora

  • Posted by castle33
  • On November 15, 2017
Close but no cigar as the commendable Irish bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup came up a tad short. On the merits Ireland deserved to win it but, at the end of the day, the money won out. Sad, and a reflection of our times and hard not to be a bit cynical. […]
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The Third Act Conference

  • Posted by castle33
  • On October 24, 2017
Delighted to be speaking at the upcoming Third Act Conference in Dublin on November 9th in the Marker Hotel along with a stellar line up of local and international speakers. Hats off to founder and driver of the organisation, Dr. Edward Kelly, and this conference will see the exciting launch of the Third Act Talent […]
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Ireland and Global Connectivity

  • Posted by castle33
  • On October 2, 2017
Leo Varadkar and Ireland Inc.   Possibly the most interesting announcement Leo Varadkar has made since becoming Taoiseach was the decision to double Ireland’s international presence over the next decade. Through more embassies and agencies the focus will be on investment, tourism, culture and food. The announcement didn’t attract a whole heap of attention but […]
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Address on Diaspora to Remittances Conference at the UN in New York

  • Posted by castle33
  • On July 5, 2017
Delighted to get the opportunity to speak at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Conference in the UN in New York recently and to have the opportunity to bring focus on why Diasporas are now such an important dynamic in the global economy. Now only are remittances in excess of $575 billion annually but […]
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