Bray business com­mu­nity gets its gladrags on for Cham­ber Pres­i­dent’s dinner

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THE Bray and Dis­trict Cham­ber of Com­merce Pres­i­dent’s dinner was held last Fri­day in the Glen­view Ho­tel and in­cluded an ap­pear­ance by Bray man Pat Byrne, who is the owner and CEO of Ci­tyJet.

Pat spoke about his own roots in Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege and his back­ground. He started off in in­vest­ments and bank­ing be­fore pur­su­ing a life­long dream of en­ter­ing the air­line in­dus­try.

He left Ci­tyJet for a while, be­fore buy­ing the com­pany along with a con­sorti- um this year. He spoke to peo­ple about plans for the air­line, in­clud­ing tak­ing on dif­fer­ent routes.

Min­is­ter Si­mon Har­ris ex­plained that some of his plans for the De­part­ment of Health in­clude tack­ling the root causes such as smok­ing.

Min­is­ter Har­ris is aim­ing to re­duce smok­ing to five per cent of the pop­u­la­tion. Youth men­tal health is also huge on his agenda and he com­ple­mented Be Well Bray for their work in that field.

Cathaoir­leach of Wick­low County Coun­cil John Ryan com­ple­mented the cham­ber on all that they do and spoke about the rel­a­tively newly es­tab­lished mu­nic­i­pal dis­trict com­mit­tees.

Pres­i­dent of the cham­ber Mick Glynn spoke about how closely the cham­ber works with the coun­cil and how they need that re­la­tion­ship.

He high­lighted the work of the cham­ber in­clud­ing the hugely suc­cess­ful air dis­play.

RIGHT: Sarah Smith, Stephen Tully, Ni­cola Vance, Sean Vance, Rhona Baker and Fer­gal Wal­she. LEFT: Kathy O’Toole from Bray Cham­ber, Deputy Stephen Don­nelly and Stephanie Cur­ran from The Strand Ho­tel.

Oliver Ma­hony, David Grant, Louise Mooney, Eu­gene Fin­negan and Ro­nan Mur­ray.

Linda Wo­gan, Brenda Maloney, Hugh Con­naughton, Mary Sav­age and Frences Stephen­son.

Fred O’Toole, Sarah Fin­negan, Sea­mus Con­nolly, Donna Mur­phy and Gabriel

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