Phil Leung (Etihad Airways) with me and Jijith Somarandasum (Etihad Airways) near Yas Island, Abu Dhabi



Hi, my name is Macdara Butler. I live in Dublin, Ireland with my wife Emma.

I keep this blog to share my experiences and hopefully help other people around the world by sharing useful information.

About Me

My interests are varied and I love sport, off-beat comedy, food and drink, history and of course technology!

I am a hurler, I play hurling with St. Brigid’s Castleknock Hurling team and for fun I also like to play 5-a-side football. I love football too and I’m a life long fan of Arsenal FC since Michael Thomas got that goal in 1989!

I love raw off-beat comedies like The Savage Eye, CatastrophePeep Show and Cardinal Burns, my claim to fame is appearing as an extra in The Savage Eye, Season 4 as a student Garda. History is my guilty pleasure and I’m a big fan of Patrick Geoghegan’s show on NewsTalk “Talking History“.

I’m also a foodie and I love to cook, eat out, try out different wines and craft beers and generally enjoy the finer things in life.

You can find out more about me on LinkedIn or on Twitter or by reading my blog articles here on this website.

My Work

At work I am a Product Manager in the software industry. I’m really passionate about team-building and collaboration in the work environment and I love when everybody works together…and the business starts to run like a well oiled machine.

Every day in work I try to embody Lean Agile culture and values through the spirit of Kaizen – the desire for continuous improvement.

I really want everybody in the tech industry to have the opportunity to work in a high-performing and collaborative environment, so that’s my mission now for the next 40 years to make that happen!

There’s more about my professional career on my <a title=”Resumé” href=””>Resumé</a> page…