Derek Reilly, the well-known Belmullet businessman, has been elected as the 2014 President of JCI Ireland (Junior Chamber International).
Mr Reilly recently attended the Japan Leadership Academy and the JCI Malta National Convention where he was the guest speaker and trainer.
The popular Erris auctioneer, who is an avid user of social media, has also just publised his first book – “LinkedIn or LinkedOut – 107 Ways to Grow your Business” – which was a Amazon bestseller within its first 48 hours.
Regarding his political ambitions, Mr Reilly has announced that he will no longer be seeking the nomination to run for Fianna Fail in Belmullet at the convention in November.
“The people of Erris and the Belmullet electoral area deserves a candidate who can give his full time commitment to the role. I am in no doubt that Sean Carey is the person to represent this constituency.
“I am delighted to give Sean my full support and I will put my talents and expertise to use in helping to win a seat for Fianna Fail in the local elections,” Mr Reilly added.