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Graduates in the media

We are always delighted by the achievements of our graduates.  Every week our graduates success stories are featured in the national and local media.  Below is a selection of recent graduate accomplishments that have appeared in the media.  If you have featured in the media recently let us know.

Gareth Sheridan, CEO of Nurtriband Ltd
Dublin student to cash in as patch goes global
Irish Examiner, July 2015

Andrew Nugent, President of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland
Quantity surveyors to focus on rents and skills shortage, says president
Irish Times, July 2015

Niamh Lawler and Orla Phelan, Artists
Your quick guide to five of Ireland's best new emerging artists, July 2015

Ré Dubhthaigh, Service Designer at Citi Innovation Lab
I realised that service design is about the wider systems, not so much about a 'thing'
Irish Times, July 2015

Mark Moriarty, Winner of the 2015 San Pellegrino Young Chef of the Year 2015
Young Irish chef wins international awards in Milan
Irish Times, June 2015

Brian Burke, Winner of SuperGarden 2015 and Silver-Gilt Medal Winner at Bloom!
Brian Burke revealed a SuperGarden Winner 2015
RTÉ.ie, May 2015

Aiden Corcoran, Co-Founder of Horizon
Four men's roller-coaster journey from engineering to entrepreneurs
Sunday Independent, December 2014

Alan Donnelly, Co-Founder of Layerlabz
Layerlabz - Duo gives schools a new dimension in 3D printing
Irish Independent, December 2014

Orla Murphy, PhD Candidate at Dublin Institute of Technology
Looking towards a brighter future in the field of optometry
Irish Independent, November 2014

Noirín Hegarty, Managing Destination Editor at The Lonely Planet
Noirín not lonely in North Clare
Clare Champion, November 2014

Rob and Ronan Burke, Film Directors
Stand by me
IFTN Website, November 2014

Dermot McCormack, President of Video & Studios at AOL
Dermot McCormack lands senior entertainment role at AOL in the US
Irish Times, October 2014

Alan O'Mara, Cavan Gaelic Footballer and Communications & Fundraising Officer at
#little things - Alan's story
YouTube, October 2014

Geoff Lyons, Group Marketing Director at Independent Newspapers
20 Questions, October 2014

Darren Kennedy, TV Presenter & Columnist
Renaissance Man - How Darren Kennedy is #trending
Irish Independent, October 2014

Rory Martin, 2014 Green Building Council of Australia’s Future Green Leader
DIT Graduate named Future Green Leader Down Under
DIT website, October 2014

Paul McGinley, European Team Captain for 2014 Ryder Cup
Paul McGinley's relentless work ethicn a key factor in Europe's success
The Guardian, September 2014

Robert McCormack, 2014 Winner of the Kirsty MacColl Scholarship
DIT Photography Graduate wins Kirsty MacColl Scholarship 2014
DIT website, September 2014

Domhnall Gleeson, Actor & Film Director
Domhnall Gleeson for 7th epsiode of Star Wars franchise
Irish Times, May 2014 

Anthony Barrett, GM of DoubleTree by Hilton-Chelsea
Wild Geese Interview - There is much more responsibility being boss
Irish Times, May 2014

Darren Kennedy, TV Presenter, Stylist & Fashion Journalist
New York is calling for Darren Kennedy after signing to top international agency
Irish Independent, April 2014

Ray O'Rourke, Chairman of Laing O'Rourke
Great Irish in Great Britian
Enterprise Ireland, March 2014

George O'Connor, MD of Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Two Directors appointed to Enactus Ireland
Business & Leadership, March 2014

Louise Phelan, VP of Global Operations EMEA at Paypal & President of The American Chamber of Commerce
Paypals Louise Phelan has been named Ireland's Most Trusted Leader
Silicon Ireland, February 2014

Niall Harbison, Social Media Entrepreneur
One More Thing - Harbison puts some financial zest into his latest tech venture
Irish Times, January 2014

Kim Sheehan, Soprano
From Feis Maitiú to Mozart
Irish Examiner, January 2014

Mark Scott Lennon, MD & Director of Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel
Family tradition continued
Business & Leadership, January 2014

Keelan Higgs, Head Chef Locks Restaurant, Pól Ó hÉannraich, Chef Proprietor Bloom Brasserie and Anthony O'Toole, Cookery School Tutor, Chef & Business Developer
Dressed to Impress!
Irish Times Magazine, January 2014

Ray O'Connor, CEO of Topcon Positioning Systems
Wild Geese Interview - Mapping out the success of a surveying technology firm

Irish Times, December 2013

Ian Madigan, Professional Rugby Union Player - Ireland & Leinster
Ian Madigan adds weight to decision to pick rugby
Irish Times, October 2013

Sinead Duggan, 2013 Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute Research Dietitian of the Year
Donegal woman awarded research dietitian 2013
Donegal Now, October 2013

Claire Grady, Editor of Irish Independent
Claire Grady appointed Editor of Irish Independent
Irish Times, August 2013

Jonathan Legge, Design Professional & Co-Founder of Makers & Brothers

Family shed is showcase for Irish crafts
Irish Independent, August 2013

David Gillick, Professional Athlete & RTÉ Celebrity MasterChef Finalist
Celebrity MasterChef Final line up revealed
RTÉ, August 2013

Seamus Hannon, Captain of London GAA
Whatever GAA throws at us we'll keep driving on
Independent, July 2013

Ian Burnell, Product Designer & James Dyson Global Semi Finalist
My Big Idea: Making crash sites safer for rescue teams
Irish Independent, July 2013

David Collins, Interior Designer & Architect
An Obituary and Tribute from British Vogue 
British Vogue, July 2013

Stephen Rae, Editor in Chief of Irish Independent, Sunday Independent and the Herald
INM appoints Stephen Rae as Editor in Chief of titles

Irish Independent, June 2013

Paul Reid, Managing Director at Pfizer Healthcare
Paul Reid appointed MD of Pfizer Healthcare
Business & Leadership, May 2013

Seamus Hannon, Captain of London GAA
The Wild Geese at the heart of the GAA
Irish Times, May 2013

Paul McCann, Managing Partner at Grant Thornton
Banks wont call shots during insolvency
Irish Independent, May 2013 

Ruairí Barnwell, 2013 Winner of US Consulting-Specifying Engineers Top 40 Under 40
2013 40 Under 40 Winners
Consulting-Specifying Engineering Magazine, May 2013 

Derrick Connell, Coporate VP Bing Program Management at Microsoft, USA
Wild Geese Interview – Going head to head with google on search
Irish Times Business, April 2013

Pádraic Óg Gallagher, President of Restaurant Association of Ireland
Mohill man elected President of RAI
Leitrim Observer, April 2013 

Derek O'Dowd, 34th President of Macra na Feirme
Macra elects first non-farmer President
Irish Examiner, April 2013

George O’Connor, MD of Enterprise Rent A Car
Two directors appointed to Enactus Ireland board
Business & Leadership, March 2013

Bill Malone, Channel Controller at RTÉ Two
RTÉ Channel Controllers Appointed
Irish Times, March 2013 

Liam Kavanagh, Managing Director at the Irish Times
Irish Times MD appointed President of Dublin Chamber of Commerce
Irish Times, February 2013

John Moore, Film Director 
Film director launches latest film release 'A Good Day to Die Hard'
Irish Independent, February 2013 

Niamh Sharkey, Illustrator & Ireland's Laureate na nOg
Illustrators' books adapted into an animated Disney series and shown in 150 countries around the world
Sunday Independent Living, February 2013 

Claire Byrne, Broadcaster & Journalist
The Prime Time of Miss Byrne
Sunday Independent Living, January 2013

Louise Phelan, VP of Global Operations for EMEA at Paypal
2012 Winner of the inaugral Business Person of the Year Award
Business Plus, December 2012

Jonathan Legge, Furniture Designer at Makers & Brothers
Working together by design
Sunday Independent Living, December 2012

Gráinne Lyons, Lighting & Interior Designer
Design Story – Gráinne Lyons, December 2012

Deirdre O'Brien, Director of Sales & Marketing at Carton House
Winner of The 2012 IMAGE Management Professional of the Year
IMAGE magazine, December 2012

Ann-Marie O'Neill, Joint MD of O'Donnell O'Neill Design Associates
Winner of The 2012 IMAGE Creative Businesswoman of the Year
IMAGE magazine, December 2012

AJ Noonan, Director of Rhonellen Group
AJ Noonan is new chairman of the Small Firms Association
Business & Leadership, December 2012 

Dr Michael Seery, Dublin Institute of Technology
Winner of the 2012 Higher Education Teaching Award
Royal Society of Chemistry website, December 2012

Diane Stopford, BA in Culinary Arts 2003
(Merchant) Buyer for Dean & Deluca New York
The Saturday Night Show - RTÉ, November 2012

* Diane appears 30 minutes into the show

David Hyland, BSc in Geomatics 2012
Winner of the 2012 International Trimble Dimensions Competition
Irish Independent, November 2012

Colin Broderick, BSc in Environmental Planning & Management 2011
10 ways to make Dublin a better city # 4
Irish Times, November 2012

Diana Buinci, BA in Journalism 2010
RTÉ Children’s Television Presenter
Irish Examiner, October 2012

Kevin Donnelly, Marketing Director of Britvic Ireland
DIT graduate Kevin Donnelly named Marketer of the Year 2012
DIT, November 2012

Bernard Brennan, BArch 2012
Winner of the 2012 International Student Design Competition

Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland, October 2012

Dave Kearney, HCert in Business Management 2011
Irish Rugby Union (Leinster) Player
Irish Independent, October 2012

Cathal Loughnane,  BEng in Mechanical Engineering 2009
Head of Peugot Design Lab at PSA Peugot Citroen
Irish Times, October 2012

Patricia Power, Adv Dip in Construction Economics 1998
Founder of Patricia Power Quantity Surveying & Presenter on RTÉ’s Room to Improve
Irish Times, October 2012

Domhnall Gleeson, BA in Media Arts
Actor (Harry Potter, Anna Karinea, Judge Dredd, Shadowdancer) & Film Director
Irish Independent, September 2012

Ian Burnell, BSc in Product Design 2012
Global Semi-Finalist in the 2012 James Dyson Awards

The Irish Times, September 2012

Bobby Kerr, Dip in Catering Management
Chairman of Insomnia Café & Dragon’s Den Judge
RTÉ Website, September 2012

Stephen Rae, Journalism 1987
Editor at the Irish Independent
Business & Leadership, September 2012

Stuart O'Keeffe, Celebrity Chef & TV Presenter
Our Stu cooks up a storm for two US shows
Evening Herald, September 2012

Adam Drakeford, Johnny Murphy, Keith McCormac & Darren McKeever, BSc in Computer Science 2012
One of the Start Up Winners of Telefonica’s Wayra Tech Accelerator Programme
Irish Times, September 2012

Yvonne Shields, CE of Commissioner of Irish Lights
Sea change at the helm of Irish Lights
Irish Times, July 2012

Peter Le Bas, Co-founder of Le Bas International
The Irish high flyer who handles the jet set
Irish Times, July 2012

Paul Williams, Owner & Chef at Canteen
Pop-up restaurant in Limerick led by former Fat Duck Chef 
Limerick Leader, July 2012

Jenny Murphy, Floral Designer at Flowers by Moira
Irish scoop awards at Chelsea Show
Irish Times, May 2012

Niamh Sharkey, Adv Dip in Visual Communications 1994
Author and illustrator, whose’s books have become a Disney animated series, & Laureate na nÓg
Irish Times, May 2012

Johnny Kelly, Animator at Mickey & Johnny
Gringo star : Johnny's Mexican ad-venture
Irish Independent Review, May 2012

Fiona Mangan, Milliner
Clothesline Headmistress
Irish Times Magazine, April 2012

Celine Byrne, Soprano
Irish soprano to play Covent Garden opera lead
Irish Times, April 2012

Mark Kelly, Creative Director at Bark Advertising &
Barry Sweeney, Art Director at Ogilvy & Maher
Best young creative team named
Irish Times, March 2012

Kathryn Payne & Aislinn Lynch, Designers 
Talent Brewing
Irish Times Magazine, March 2012

Mary Ellen Ring, Circuit Court Judge
Government appoints 12 new judges to courts
Irish Times, March 2012

Peter McPartlin, Marketing 1979
CEO at Today FM
Sunday Independent Business, February 2012

Volodymyr Pigrukh,  MSc in International Business 2007
CEO & Co-Founder of Profitero - Winner of The 2012 IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Irish Times, February 2012

Michelle Fagan, BArch 1990
2012/2013 President of The Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland
The Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland, January 2012

Darek Fortas, BA in Photography 2011
Nominated for The 2012 Foam Huf Award & Winner of the 2011 Propeller Fine Art Award
Dublin Institute of Technology, January 2012

Hugh Farley, Series Producer for Ros na Rún
That’s my business
Metro Herald, January 2012

Diane Stopford, BA in Culinary Arts 2003
(Merchant) Buyer for Dean & Deluca New York
Irish Times, January 2012

Noel Mooney, Postgraduate Dip in Management & Marketing 2011
Marketing Manager at UEFA

Evening Herald, December 2011

Jane Dolan, BSc in Auctioneering, Valuations & Estate Agency 2009 & BSc in Property Economics 2011
Associate Director at Knight Frank, Camogie Soaring All Star 2010 & 2011 and Captain of the 2012 All Ireland Junior Camogie Winners - Meath

Irish Times, November 2011

Conor McCarthy, Adv Dip in Production Engineering
Executive Chairman of Dublin Aerospace & 2011‘Emerging’ Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Dublin Aerospace, October 2011

Kevin Egan, Co-Founder of TeamTraders
Playing the markets for fun
Irish Times Innovation, October 2011

Chris Dooley, Deputy News Editor of the Irish Times
Irish Times Appointments
Irish Times, October 2011

Brendan O'Connor, TV Presenter & Journalist
The Heart of Satuday Night
RTÉ Guide, September 2011

Jonathan Grey, Owner of Ovation Incentives
Wild Geese - Emigrant Business Leaders on Opportunities Abroad
Irish Times Business, September 2011

Bill Malone, New Entertainment Commissioning Editor at RTÉ
RTÉ appoint DIT graduate as New Entertainment Commissioning Editor

DIT Architecture Graduates, NAMALabs
Dungeon among ideas for NAMA site
Irish Times, July 2011

Kevin Gaffney & Sally-Anne Kelly, Fine Arts Graduates
DIT Fine Art graduates awarded Sapporo Biennale 2011 Grand Prix

Prof Fiona Lyng, Adv Dip in Applied Science 1991
Centre Manager at the Radiation & Environmental Science Centre (RESC) & Winner of Enterprise Irelands’ 2011 One to Watch Award
Enterprise Ireland, June 2011

Rebecca Daly, Film Director
Irish movie acclaimed at leading Cannes event
Irish Times, May 2011

Kim Haughton, Award Winning Photographer
1st place for the PPAI Award 2010 Reportage Category
The Press Photographers Association of Ireland

Jenny Walsh, Furniture Designer
Jenny's furnished with talent of a top designer
Sunday Independent Living, March 2011

Paul Brereton, General Manager for Brereton Jewellers
Business Interview with Paul Brereton
Sunday Business Post, February 2011

Niall Olden, Founder of Kernal Capital
Hunting for early-stage investment opportunities
Irish Independent Business, February 2011

Don Corbett & Brian Shannon, Co-founders of Mobile Minder
Mobile Minder the smart call for kids
Sunday Business Post, January 2011 

Robert Merriman, Co-founder of GreenEgg Technologies
Green Way get on it's bike
Sunday Business Post, January 2011

Alan Joyce, Chief Executive of Qantas
Flying high Down Under
Irish Independent Business, December 2010

Ray Foley, Today FM DJ & TV3 Presenter
Interview: Date Night
RTÉ Guide, October 2010

Katie Van Buren & Diana Bunici, Class of 2010 & RTÉ Presenters
Meet the fresh RTÉ faces who will take over from The Den as Dustin flys off into the sunset
Evening Herald, September 2010

Louise Lynn, Interior Designer
Bondings: Hats off to creative sisters
Sunday Independent Living, August 2010

Lieutenant Vincent Haigney, Air Corps Pilot
My office at 40,000 ft ...
Irish Independent Review, August 2010

Angela Brady, Director of Brady Mallalieu Architects & Council Member of RIAI
British Architects Body has a new Irish President
Irish Times, July 2010

Caroline Spillane
Appointed CEO of The Irish Medical Council
Irish Medical Times, July 2010

Orla Russell Conway, Film Producer
Profile: Through a lens brightly
Irish Times Magazine, July 2010

Dr Bryan Duggan, Lecturer at Dublin Institute of Technology
Technology to track trad
Irish Time Business, July 2010

Dr Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire, Lecturer at Dublin Institute of Technology
Food on a plate put Ireland on map at Oxford symposium
Irish Times, July 2010

Dr Mark Sugrue, Director & Chief Technology Officer of Kinesense Ltd
New Innovators: A quick scan of CCTV footage
Irish Times Innovation, June 2010

Nikola Nevin, Class of 2010 & Winner of Microsoft Ireland Imagine Cup 2010
Making musical waves
Irish Times Business, June 2010

Roisin Byrne, Artist
oldsmiths - This is Modern Art
Commencing 04 10 on BBC4

Derek Ryan, Co-Founder & Director of Transport Matter
Under the Radar Interview - Learning how to take the fright out of freight costs
Irish Times Business, March 2010

Aidan McCarron, Owner of Dediserve
The host with the most value
Sunday Business Post, March 2010

Nicola Ryan & Grainne Dunne, Founders of Studio Red Architects
Take advantage ... its a clients market
Irish Independent, March 2010

Kevin O'Connor, Founder of BlueZone
Under the Radar Interview - Working up an appetite for Bluetooth
Irish Times Business, March 2010

Matt Bonner, Founder of Trezur
Big rise in college 'spin out' companies
Irish Times Business, February 2010

Ian Lucey, Co Founder of Lucey Technology
Now or never businesses born in the recession
Irish Times Innovation, February 2010

Ciaran Bollard, Co-Founder of
Tips for the Top
Sunday Business Post, January 2010

Dr John Lynch, Executive Chairman of CIE

Passenger numbers are down but the wheels are in motion for a Recovery
Irish Independent Business, January 2010

Suzanne McElligott, Chief Executive of the Interactive Advertising Bureau
Advertising Bureau Appointment
Sunday Business Post, January 2010 

Dalton Philips, Chief Executive of Morrisons
Newsmaker : Dark Horse Reins
Irish Independent, January 2010

Rory McGuigan, Founder of Utilize
Under the Radar Profile:
Irish Times Business, January 2010

Gavin Dixon, Founder & Managing Director of BITS
BITS is a hit with IT Solutions and Services
Sunday Business Post, January 2010

Ray O'Rourke, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Laing O'Rourke
Rage and Ire in the Desert Sun

Sunday Tribune, January 2010

Brendan Courtney, TV Presenter & Producer
Brendan's Voyage
Irish Times Magazine, November 2009

Colum McCann, Award Winning Writer
Colum McCann wins coveted US National Book Award
Irish Times, November 2009

Ray Nolan, Technology Entrepreneur
The Friday Interview - Exploring New World of Opportunity
Irish Times Business, November 2009

Dr Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire, Chef & Lecturer at DIT
Chef celebrates Century of French Haute Cuisine Eateries in Capital

Irish Times, October 2009

Larry Bass, CEO of Screentime ShinAwiL & Board Member of the Broadcasting Authority Ireland
Secrets of the TV Franchise King
Irish Independent, February 2009