Martin Naughton wins Nobel Peace Award

Michael Gaynor President of the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce recently attended a ceremony in Oslo City Hall where Dundalk native Martin Naughton was awarded a 2018 Oslo Business for Peace award in recognition of his efforts to promote the role of the private sector in contributing to peace and environmental sustainability, by the Business for Peace Foundation.

The Business for Peace Foundation is an NGO based in Oslo. Its mission is to support, inspire, and recognise the global business leaders who are positively changing the face of business.

Mr Martin Naughton is the first ever Irish Honouree of the Award, following his nomination by Chambers Ireland in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry and South Dublin Chamber.  Previous honourees of the Award include Tesla’s Elon Musk and Sir Richard Branson.

The selection of honourees is undertaken by an independent Award Committee comprising 5 Nobel laureates in Peace and Economics who are all outstanding role models within their respective fields, with a passion for improving society driving their endeavours.