Paul Mescal: the actor was included in Forbes magazine – 30 under 30 years ??? ? List Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Normal People star Paul Mescal, Olympic rowing champion Paul Oâ ???? Donovan and Apis Protect co-founder Fiona Edwards Murphy are among at least a dozen Irish included in the prestigious Forbes group 30 under 30 ???? list of the main young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders

Other Irish who will make the list this year include Change Donations co-founder William Conaghan and artist Jack Coulter

The Forbes List includes young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders under the age of 30 who are seen as transforming business, technology, finance, media, health, science, policy, social entrepreneurship, retail and arts and entertainment

M Mescal (24) is included in the roster this year following her performance in Sally Rooney’s adaptation of Normal People.Her English co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones (22) also makes the cut

Other Irish to include in the entertainment category are Neil Dunne (25), co-founder of audio analysis company Andrson, and musician Joy Crookes (22), a Bangladeshi singer-songwriter- Irishman who got comparisons with Amy Winehouse and Lauryn Hill

In the finance category, Paul Allen (25), partner in the Technology Investment Banking division of JP Morgan in London, makes the cut

William Conaghan (29), who co-founded Dublin-based Change Donations with Lizzy Hayashida, is on the social impact list The start-up is a micro-donation company that helps charities and charities nonprofit to connect with a younger generation of donors

Ireland-based Ralf Alwani (29) is also included in the same category, co-founder of Urban Scale Interventions, which is heavily involved in the £ 25million – Our Future Foyleâ ???? Derry shoreline transformation project

In the industry and manufacturing list is Fiona Edwards Murphy (29), co-founder and CEO of Apis Protect, which uses sensors and Internet of Things technology to empower beekeepers to remotely monitor the data of their hives

She is joined in this category by Elizabeth Gilligan (29), co-founder of Material Evolution, a company that has developed “algorithmic concrete”, five times more durable than traditional concrete

Jack Coulter (26), a Belfast-based abstract expressionist artist whose works are owned by Anne Hathaway, Paul McCartney and Patti Smith, is included in the arts and culture section

In media and marketing, Kieran Guilbert (29), editor-in-chief of the Thomson Reuters Foundation in London made the list while in sports, Paul Oâ ???? Donovan, who along with his brother Gary won the silver medal at the 2016 Olympics also included

In science and technology, Fionn Ferreira from West Cork (20), the founder of Fionn is included Scientist, engineer and inventor, he was named winner of the world grand prize at Google Science Fair 2019 for having developed a harmless way to extract microplastics from water

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