Patricia O’Hagan has won through to become a finalist in Ireland’s prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition. Patricia is co-owner and Managing Director of Core, Northern Ireland’s most experienced biometric identity management experts. The Ernst and Young competition is the ultimate prize in business and entrepreneurship in Ireland. An immediate benefit to each of the finalists is an instant access channel to over 200 of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs through strong networking opportunities the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Programme provides. Over 115 entries were received and nominees were subsequently interviewed by Ernst & Young, followed by rigorous assessment by a 12-strong panel of judges, chaired by telecoms entrepreneur, and previous recipient of the award, Mr. Denis O’Brien.