Irishman lifts world entreprenuer award…

Bill Lynch, a native of Ballybunion has lifted the top honour in the Ernst & Young 2006 World Entrepreneur Of The Year. A long time resident of South Africa he was one of two Irishmen who’d taken national honours, the other being Aidan Heavey of UK-listed Tullow Oil.


  • andy

    The guy who won the apprentice last week was half Irish.

    (He was half lebanese as well, so undoubtedly has an interesting time getting through customs)

  • Keith M

    Interesting that he made his fortune under the aparteid regime in RSA.

  • Tochais Siorai

    Now, now. I’m sure he channelled lots of his money over the years to anti-apartheid organisations.

  • Mojo

    He’s about as Irish as I am. And I’ve been in Belfast (and other places on your island when I went missing) more recently than him.

  • Rory

    Yes. William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) has been identified as Irish as well, as were the psychosexual murderers known as the Shankill Butchers. I don’t really want to bask in their association either. Wouldn’t it be better not to draw attention to power-driven anti-social beings like these?

    I mean, you wouldn’t let your daughter marry an entrepreneur now would you?

  • Brian Boru

    Going up in the world we are 🙂

  • Tochais Siorai

    Read in the paper yesterday that he went to the RSA on an assisted passage from the Apartheid govt.

    Maybe it was a bit too easy for white boys without basic mathematical skills to make it then – he was quoted as saying that 80% of the businesses he became involved with were successful, 15% satifactory and 10% very bad!