Congratulations to Brendan O’Neill (Bachelor Business Studies 2010) who made a successful pitch on RTÉ’s Dragons’ Den and secured an investment of €30k for his company The offer was made by Dragon, Eamonn Quinn who will take 30% share in the company. is an e-commerce platform for purchasing customised clothing online, especially for group orders, which allows individuals to log on independently to pay for their group garment. It is the first business to offer this service in Ireland and the UK.

Brendan is also an athlete and has won many national and international titles. While attending DCU, he won a silver medal at the 2011 Irish National Senior Cross Country Championships; was a member of Ireland’s first gold medal winning athletics team at the European U23 Cross Country Championships in Portugal in 2010; captured the Irish University Cross Country title in 2010 as well as the 5,000 meter crown on the track; is a three-time Irish Schools champion at 3,000 and 5,000 meters while attending St. Michael’s College; and also holds the Irish Schools record in the 3,000 (U17).

He has also enjoyed great success while studying at Florida State University including achieving 1st place in the 10,000m at the ACC Track & Field Championships in 2012 & 2013. He achieved runner-up finish at the ACC Cross-Country Championships in 2012 and captained Florida State Seminoles to win ACC Track & Field Team Championship in 2013 and to a 5th place finish at the 2012 NCAA Cross-Country Championship.

Brendan is currently working with Nike in Portland, Oregon but is returning home in early summer to work on his new business venture.

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Recently students of the MSc in Humanitarian Logistics and Emergency Management participated on Exercise Viking 2014 in the Curragh from April 2nd to April 5th.  VIKING 14 is a Command Post Exercise/Computer Assisted Exercise in the “Spirit of Partnership for Peace” combining 6 different militaries, 13 different nationalities, 4 UN agencies and over 20 non-governmental originations.

The Exercise is built on a fictitious scenario, BOGALAND, involving several countries in deep crisis in the need of Joint Combined Civilian and Military Peace Support. The MSc students performed the role of the UNWFP and were the Logistics Cluster Lead in the exercise. As part of the exercise students experienced joint and interagency coordination challenges, performed assessments of the logistical needs of the humanitarian community as well as being responsible for the movement of food in the exercise.

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