Six Irish people recognised on Forbes' "30 under 30" list
A great achievement for the names involved.
The fourth annual Europe-wide Forbes "30 under 30" list recognises people who are described as "a collection of bold risk-takers bringing new ideas to Europe".
Split into a number of different categories, 300 people from various different European countries are given a spot on the list, and six Irish people have made the list.
Jessie Buckley, Peter O'Mahony, Sally Hayden, Edel Browne, Ciara Clancy and Conall Laverty are the chosen ones, all of whom were chosen for a number of reasons.
- Jessie Buckley - Entertainment
- Peter O'Mahony - Sport
- Sally Hayden - Media and Marketing
- Edel Browne - Science and Healthcare
- Ciara Clancy - Science and Healthcare
- Conall Laverty - Technology
French footballers N'golo Kante and Antoine Griezmann also made the list, whose stock appears to have risen since France's World Cup win during the summer.
Daniel Radcliffe and Jorga Smith are two other notable names who made the list.
The people selected are compiled by a list of judges who examine each field throughout the year.
A number of the Irish members of the list have since taken to Twitter to celebrate their achievement:
So nice to be named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for media in Europe (though I need to reiterate I'm Irish, not British!)https://t.co/z5m122wrPe
— Sally Hayden (@sallyhayd) February 12, 2019
— Edel Browne (@edelbrowne_) February 12, 2019
Honoured to be on this year's @Forbes 30 Under 30 list! Humbling to be included in a group of such amazing people.
Really looking forward to showing you all what we have in store for 2019 (and beyond)!https://t.co/Q6zFsuN8Ua#ForbesUnder30 pic.twitter.com/Lmt6Uif6ah
— Conall Laverty (@ConallLaverty) February 12, 2019