• Question: What thing you made sold the best?

    Asked by Deco to Aislinn, Nathan, Padraic, Sinead on 11 Feb 2015.
    • Photo: Sinead Quirke

      Sinead Quirke answered on 11 Feb 2015:


      I dont make things, I provide a service. I operate in a monoploy so if you want to fly you need to pay the IAA for a licence.

    • Photo: Nathan Quinlan

      Nathan Quinlan answered on 11 Feb 2015:

      I haven’t sold a single thing as an engineer! Most of my work is research and analysis and teaching – indirectly, some of it has an influence on the design and manufacture of products.

    • Photo: Aislinn Coghlan

      Aislinn Coghlan answered on 11 Feb 2015:

      Hi Deco,

      It depends. When I made petrol and diesel, it made millions of euro a year.

      The chocolate factory was the same but the quantity of product was much higher than in the oil refinery.

      Where I work now, people need the medicine to stay alive. We don’t think of it as selling a product but as providing people with a better life. However, this makes money too and this helps us research more life saving treatments.