I’m meant to say something here then

Right, thanks for those that voted for me and judged me for the Netvisionary Award. I won for Technology Journalist.

Damien Mulley in a tux

We were not allowed give speeches except for the overall netvisonary who was Fergus Burns from Nooked. Met him twice now in the past seven days and the guy is a networking dynamo and someone with a very progressive attitude about Ireland and technology and what needs to change. Well done Fegus. About time and very much deserved.

Anyways, if I was allowed to make a speech I would have said the award was dedicated to Richard Delevan who hired me for the Sunday Tribune and guided me for the past 10 or so months. It would be great to see more people scouting the very talented blogging community that we have in Ireland and offering them various opportunities. There are a fair few bloggers out there that can and do give a lot of journalists a run for their money.

I should also thank Ralph Averbuch, Ciara O’Brien, Eamonn McGrane, John Kennedy, John Collins, Adrian Weckler, Max Kelly, Mark Tighe, Kathy Foley and so many more journalists who have interviewed me when I was at the other side of the fence causing trouble (and mostly still am) and in doing so helped me to communicate my own thoughts in a better way. Same goes for everyone that leaves comments here and gives feedback whether they agree with me or not.

Thank you everyone for being my army of editors and my free R&D team.

(Picture nicked from Keith)

22 Responses to “I’m meant to say something here then”

  1. Treasa says:


  2. Congrats Damien! Well deserved!

  3. dahamsta says:

    Congrats Damien. Love the snooker player costume.

  4. Damien says:

    And they only had the upper half of it for rent too!

  5. dahamsta says:

    I just hope you didn’t sully the look by wearing jocks then.

  6. aquaasho says:

    Congrats to you!

  7. John says:


    In fairness Adam he was wearing bermuda print boxer shorts complete with black socks with suspenders to the knees. 🙂

    But never fear I have a cunning stunt to remedy that… http://www.stalltheball.com/index.php/2007/11/16/new_online_campaign



  8. Colm says:

    Wow. What an achievement Damien. Congrats!

  9. Good on you Damien. Really pleased for you. will no doubt hear all about the night when I see Fergus again on the 29th in London for our seminar.

  10. Branedy says:

    Didn’t you have enough money to rent the whole Tux?

  11. Dave Davis says:

    Congratulations Damien. Looks like our votes WERE counted and the best man won.

    I think speeches were not allowed this year because they knew you would run amuck 😉

  12. James says:

    Congrats on the win

  13. dahamsta says:

    Ah well John, if anyone can carry that look off, it’s Damien!

    I saw your post in my reader, sent me an email if there’s anything I can help with.

  14. Damien says:

    @JWT @Dahamsta Feckers!

  15. annette says:

    Congrats Damien, goodness, you do scrub up well!

  16. Damien says:

    Thanks Annette but it took a whole team of people to make me shine for that one camera moment.

  17. M Buckley says:

    Many congratulations, Damien. This is well deserved.

    And belated thanks for listing my blog in Irishblogawards.

  18. Elana says:

    Nice one! You totally deserve it. And you look hawt in that tux. Wear it to the Blogs (we can wrangle Rick into one also!)

  19. KerryG says:

    Well done Damien – am also loving the snooker player look..:)

  20. Congrats, mate. Well deserved.

  21. Olivier says:

    Congrats Damien!