What about…Tiernan O’ Moráin Edward Dillon & Co. Ltd
While he's still haunted by the infamous '80s Shake n’ Vac ad when he's hoovering; Tiernan O’ Moráin counts Fergal Quinn and Arcade Fire among his inspirations
16 August 2010
What’s your job title?
Market development manager
Your favourite off-licence?
How do you describe yourself?
Outgoing, fun, sociable, hard working
What’s your favourite drink?
What’s your favourite drink brand, outside of any brands you may represent, and why?
Jack Daniels, for its consistent communication down through the years
What piece of legislation would you introduce/change?
A guaranteed bank holiday every month!
The best gift you ever received?
That’s got to be my baby daughter, Laoise
What possession could you not live without?
I’m a recent iphone convert and have been boring my colleagues with all its features
What was your first job?
Two weeks after I left university, I spent a glorious hot summer on the road for Unilever, selling in HB ice cream kiosks all over the country seeing Ireland’s beautiful coastline
What’s the worst ad ever?
Shake n’ Vac ad from the ‘80s. Every time I do the hoovering it still haunts me!
What’s your favourite drink ad at the moment?
The Heineken “Live every last drop” ads are very clever
Country & western or rock ‘n roll?
Rock and Roll baby!
Who is inspirational in the Irish trade?
I’ve always admired Fergal Quinn’s pioneering philosophy on customer service in Ireland
What (if anything) was the last thing you bought on the Internet?
Arcade Fire’s new album. A brilliant live band. I’ve been a big fan since I saw them at a very intimate show in the Olympia a couple of years back
What’s your favourite food?
I never really ate much Indian food, until I went on holiday there recently. Now I’m a total convert
Wine or beer?
Wine – Wolf Blass President’s Selection Cabernet Sauvignon is a particular favourite
What makes you laugh?
Most recently, watching my daughter learn to walk!
Have to quote Mae West here. “His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork”
Who (out of anyone in the whole world alive or dead) would you most like to have drinks with?
I think Stephen Fry would be great – very intelligent, and full of witty anecdotes