Name and occupation:

Gerry Hartigan, author, speaker, business analyst.

What do you love most about being of Irish heritage?

I have great pride in being from a country of poets, singers and scholars. The Irish have a love of life which allows us to enjoy each day.

Can you tell us an interesting Irish history fact?

The shamrock represents the Trinity. One stem, three petals, one God, three Persons.

Who or what inspires you most?

My late father has always been my hero.

Something about you that would surprise us:

I have traveled to eighty countries, including Iraq and Kuwait.

Website:

www.gerryhartigan.com