Business membership organisation, Guaranteed Irish is calling on individuals and businesses to nominate their ‘Tech Hero’as part of the ‘Guaranteed Irish Hero Awards’.

 Throughout 2017, Guaranteed Irish is championing exceptional individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to creating a better Ireland in their respective sectors. Members of the public are invited to nominate their Guaranteed Irish Tech Hero before the deadline of Friday, 13th October 2017.


Music promoter Keiron Campbell Black, pictured with CEO of Guaranteed Irish, Brid O’Connell, was today named as the Guaranteed Irish Music Hero. The Dublin-based promoter, musician and venue proprietor was selected for the accolade following a public nomination process. Mr. Black is a well-known and much-loved figure on the Irish music scene, having introduced acts ranging from The Hot Sprockets to Gavin James. As a songwriter and musician, he played in The Amazing Few and Sack; organised and promoted gigs with Whelan’s, the Electric Picnic and many more. Most recently he began running the East Side Tavern bar and music venue on Dublin’s Leeson Street. The next Guaranteed Irish Heroes will be announced in November and December for their contributions to technology and food, respectively. To nominate a Guaranteed Irish Hero, log on to: or nominate and follow the campaign across social media with the dedicated hashtag: #GIhero. PHOTO: Mark Stedman


Four of the six Guaranteed Irish Heroes have so far been awarded. Artist, Maser; former Women’s Rugby Captain, Niamh Briggs; Professor Louise Kenny; and music promoter, Keiron Campbell Black were previously named Guaranteed Irish Heroes for art, sport, science and music, respectively.

 The remaining two Guaranteed Irish Heroes will be awarded for technology and food in November and December this year.

 Launching the call for the Guaranteed Irish Tech Hero, CEO of Guaranteed Irish, Brid O’Connell said: “This award is a great opportunity to commend someone who you consider to be a Guaranteed Irish Tech Hero. Ireland has truly become a digital island, and we believe it is time to champion Irish contributions to technology. What better way to do that than to nominate a Guaranteed Irish Technology Hero? 

 “We’re calling on businesses and individuals to get involved and put forward names of anyone who has demonstrated a real commitment to creating a better Ireland with technology through: jobs, community and provenance. If you know someone who fits that bill, then we want to hear from you.” concluded Brid O’Connell.  

 To get involved and to nominate your Guaranteed Irish Tech Hero, simply email before Friday, October 13th 2017 or use the dedicated hashtag: #GIhero on social media with your nomination.

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.

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