UCD Alumni Awards Dinner 2016

Ciaran Murray BComm ’82 UCD Quinn School ‘Alumnus of the year 2016

Ciaran Murray is Chief Executive Officer of ICON plc, a global leader in clinical research and one of Irelands must successful indigenous companies.

UCD Smurfit School ‘Alumna of the Year 2016

Julie is Executive Vice President, Global Operations for Alexion Pharmaceuticals, leading technical quality, manufacturing and supply chain activites since 2014.

Havana Club Grand Prix 2016 Winner for Ireland

Pictured L -R Andy Loudon, Manager Satan’s Whisker’s London and current global champion, Ciara Farrell- Irish Distillers Spirits Ambassador, Stephen Wynne the Winner Havana Club Grand Prix 2016 for Ireland & flying to Cuba to compete at Global Cocktail final on 30th of May this year. He currently works at 37 Dawson Street in Dublin, Meimi Sanchez- Global Brand Ambassador for Havana Club Rum & Jamie Jones- International Bar Consultant from the UK.

After a national campaign to find Ireland’s strongest mixologists with Havana Club Rum, Stephen Wynne of 37 Dawson Street won the campaign to travel to Cuba and represent Ireland at the Global Final of The Havana Club Grand Prix 2016-  one of the World’s longest running cocktail competitions and now in its 22nd year.  Stephen’s cocktail was  called the “Paraiso Perez” named after a 19th century explorer, he presented it to an audience of national bartenders at the Chelsea Drug Store last night 20th April along with 2 other finalists. The drink includes  35.5mls Havana Especial 15 mls  Apricot Brandy 10mls  a sweetened Ruby Port ( red grape infusion ) 35.5mls Apple Juice (cloudy)  15mls fresh Lime juice