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