Brendan Griffin, Minister of State for Tourism & Sport, Government of Ireland Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport
Name: Brendan Griffin Title: Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Company, city: Government of Ireland Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport; Dublin, Ireland Recent project: Tourism Ireland recently launched a new brand advertising campaign, “Fill Your Heart with Ireland,” to inspire Americans to put Ireland on their vacation destination list. First job: I was a porter at age 15 at a 5-star hotel in Killarney, my summer job Little-known fact about you: I am a writer; I have self-published two books of fiction for children and have one planned for adults.
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