There has been more than enough bad news in 2010, so for our review of the year, we focus on the top positive stories that hit the headlines.
• The rescue of 33 Chilean miners after 69 days trapped underground
• In Irish sport, two female sportswomen were centre stage this year – Katie Taylor and Grainne Murphy
• The opening of the Aviva Stadium in May
• Padraig Harrington helped to bring the Ryder Cup back to Europe
• John Hume crowned Ireland’s Greatest – let’s not forget how far we have come
• Irish animator Richard Baneham picked up the Best Visual Effects Award at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards
• Despite the recession, it was great to see Forever 21 and New Look opening stores in Dublin, as well as the opening of a number of other home-grown ventures such as Article in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dolls, Bibi’s Cafe, The Butcher Grill in Ranelagh and Le Cafe des Irlandais on George’s St.
Elevate’s highlights included the Nokia Young Fashion Designer Award exhibition, the opening of The Village at Lyons Cookery School with Clodagh McKenna, The Gloss and Moët & Chandon cinema club, ebookers.ie search to find an Irish Hotel Inspector, Grey Goose Characters and Cocktails Ball, SEAT Hot Laps at Top Gear, the Rehab Waterways Adventure in Association with Bord na Móna, the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year Award and the launch of the fourth Curvette of the Year. We welcomed new clients including Nokia, SEAT, Bord na Móna, The Wyatt Hotel, Hennessy, RTE and Meteor, as well as two new staff, Karen Finnerty and Aoife Smith. A big thank you too, to our host of interns, who helped us over the past twelve months.