The Best of 2012 – my favourite albums of the year

by Padraic Gilligan, VP, Industry Relations, MCI and VP, Ovation Global DMC The novelist Nick Hornby perfectly nails British Gen X male psychosis in High Fidelity (location moved from London to Chicago in the US movie version by Stephen Frears). Protoganist Rob Fleming (named Rob Gordon in the movie) is a musical elitist and anal… Read more »

The unrelenting, unparalleled, unmitigated power of live events

by Padraic Gilligan, VP Industry Relations, MCI I recently attended the Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band “Wrecking Ball” tour  and was left with 2 over-riding impressions. Firstly, music is a powerful, indispensable source of healing, salvation and redemption (themes, incidentally, that recur like middle eights in Bruce’s oeuvre). Secondly,  as MCI’s CEO, Sebastien… Read more »

Coming Home – Revisiting Ireland’s Incentive Icons: Killarney Park, Europe, Dromoland, Adare

by Padraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua I’ve greatly enjoyed the opportunity over the past 4 weeks to re-acquaint myself with Ireland as an incentive destination. A combination of familiarisation trips and live programmes brought me, in quick succession, to two of Ireland’s premier locations for corporate meetings and incentives, the Shannon area renowned for its… Read more »