What about me?…Michael Horgan, Horgan’s Delicatessen Supplies Ltd.
19 April 2011
What’s your job title?
Your favourite grocery shop?
The English Market in Cork City
How long is your typical working day?
About 10 hours now that I have passed the 60 mark!
How do you describe yourself?
Passionate about food and passionate about the sports I follow
What’s your favourite Irish product?
Irish Spring Lamb at Easter time
What’s your favourite brand, outside of the brands you represent, and why?
Glenilen Farm who produce a delightful range of desserts, yogurts and other dairy products
What piece of legislation would you introduce/change?
Appoint one authority to deal with all aspects of quality standards and controls in relation to food production, especially in the area of the indigenous or artisan food production. Rescinding the Groceries Order was a disastrous piece of legislation. It has resulted in many independent shops going out of business. These were the life-blood of every town and village in the country.
What historical figure would you invite to dinner?
John F. Kennedy
The best gift you ever received?
A greyhound pup for my 60th Birthday
What possession could you not live without?
What was your first job?
Running our family butchering business in Mitchelstown from the age of 16
What was your childhood dream/ambition?
To travel to Australia and work in the meat business
What’s your ambition now?
To continue working in our business for a few more years and grow old gracefully among my family and friends
What’s the worst ad ever?
The News of the World advertisement with Bertie Ahern
What’s your favourite ad at the moment?
I think the current Bulmers advertisements are great
Your favourite newspaper?
The Irish Examiner
Who is inspirational in Irish business?
Myrtle & Darina Allen, Ballymaloe & Peter Ward, Nenagh
What (if anything) was the last thing you bought on the Internet?
A range of small equipment for processing our own free-range pigs
What’s your pet hate?
People that show no enthusiasm and passion in their job
Three essential grocery items you’d take with you for a week on a desert island?
Horgan’s Honey Baked Ham on the Bone, Killowen Vintage Cheddar & Chamberlains of Mitchelstown handmade bread