London Lives

Young, successful and Irish

1 year ago
President Michael D. Higgins will begin his historic four-day visit to the UK next week. It will be the first state visit by an Irish head of state to Britain and follows the successful visit of Queen Elizabeth to Ireland in 2011. The visit comes at a time when Britain continues to act as a magnet for Irish emigrants, with tens of thousands of young people heading over the water in recent years. RTÉ news caught up with three successful young Irish people in London to find out how they are getting on.
Terry on life in London....
Margaret O'Connor is from Boston, Tubber, Co Clare. She came to London three years ago and has completed internships with Noel Stewart and Philip Treacy. The milliner was catapulted into the spotlight last year when Lady Gaga wore one of her hats to the Isabella Blow exhibition. Margaret lives and works in Walthamstow in East London.
Terry on ambition....
Terry on home....
Will Norton, 27, Sonas Recruitment
Will Norton is from Urlingford, Co Kilkenny. He is the founder and director of a recruitment company with headquarters in Chiswick in West London. It specialises in sourcing high calibre professionals for SME's.
Terry Cavanagh is from Tydavnet, Co Monaghan. He is best known for the games Super Hexagon and VVVVVV among others. Earlier this year he was named in Forbes magazine's "30 under 30" list. He lives and works in Shoreditch in East London.
Margaret on life in London....
Will on life in London....
Margaret on home....
Will on home....
Will on ambition....
Margaret O'Connor, 28, Milliner
Terry Cavanagh, 30, Video Game Designer
Margaret on ambition....
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