Our American cousins have a real love for Ireland, and we should embrace it, says Elaine Byrne
'WHY are you here, John?" The Notre Dame Ireland Advisory Council had just finished its meeting at Farmleigh and we were sitting together on the bus to the American Embassy on Friday.
John P Tynan is the president and founder of the TynanGroup, a Californian company that prides itself on having "more than $4bn worth of project experience".
In 2010, his "state-of-the-art healthcare" delivery service, real estate, wind power and technology ventures were ranked at number 58 on the prestigious Inc. magazine's top 500 list. This 50-something, unassuming guy is the head of one of America's fastest-growing companies.