Friday 22 November 2019

Breakfast and lunch networking

Maura McMahon
Maura McMahon
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

You've just gotta love her! Two tiny babies aged 16 and five months, but RTE TV presenter and radio broadcaster Claire Byrne was up at 6am and glamorously camera-ready at the Marker Hotel at 7.30am on Thursday to address the Image Networking breakfast on the topic of communication. It was Uncle Gaybo that she turned to for advice when considering leaving Newstalk fm, which she loved. "Why don't you get on the Montrose train and see where it takes you, and don't burn your bridges in case you have to go back," were his words of wisdom.

And hasn't it worked out well for the Portlaoise native, who recalled how three years ago, she was single with a really tidy house and now she is engaged, has two small children and an extremely untidy house.

Meanwhile, the annual An Cosan International Women's Day lunch was a sell-out with over 340 guests at The Shelbourne. Maura McMahon, the new CEO of An Cosan, presented a special achievement commendation to Lynn Ruane, a graduate of An Cosan and the newly elected president of Trinity College Students' Union. Supporters at the lunch included designer Louise Kennedy and Peter and Dorothy McCann from the Merrion Hotel. Miriam O'Callaghan MC'ed, and later did the same at the Deloitte Best Managed Company awards. What a busy lady!

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