Rachel Lee set an Irish record when she swam the English channel. She also rescued a man from the river Liffey in the course of her job as a Dublin firefighter. In this interview she talks about how to train for the channel swim with a family and full-time job.
Brian Kenny, founder of Silverskin, details how his first job in coffee at aged sixteen determined his career. He shares his experience of opening up a coffee-shop in Dublin’s most expensive property, to getting nudged out by Starbucks. Read how he get to where he is now, owner of a coffee roastery.
Peters day job is as a firefighter for the Dublin Fire Brigade but it’s his activities outside of work that piqued our interest. From champion kick-boxer to president of the Irish whiskey association to his current quest, to climb the seven summits of the world… he’s got two left to climb.
Ali Lowndes talks about the current landscape in Dublin for makers. She shares her story about how she built her business, a vintage inspired company that creates handmade cards, miniature teacup jewellery, laser cut jewellery, collar brooches and retro head scarves. She also explains the realities of being a self-employed mother.
Niall Kinsella is a veteran firefighter for the Dublin Fire Brigade. He talks about his long career. From colleagues that committed suicide to ungrateful members of the public. He explains the adrenaline rush of going into a fire as well as the comradery of his squad and why he loves his job.