Owen O Callaghan RIP

Cork Business Association statement on the death of Owen O’ Callaghan- 23rd January 2017

It is with great sadness that we have learned today of the death of our friend and esteemed Executive member, Owen O’ Callaghan.

Firstly, we would like to extend our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to his wife Sheelagh, his daughter Zelda and son Brian on their very sad loss.

The physical legacy of Owen’s commitment to Cork can be seen in iconic developments such as Opera Lane, Mahon Point and Merchants Quay, amongst others.

Owen was a man of extraordinary vision, who was involved in significant forward -looking projects such as the pending Navigation Square development until his untimely death.

He had a deep passion for all things Cork, was enormously proud of his Cork roots and, despite his huge workload, gave generously of his time to organisations such as the Cork Business Association, where he was an active, committed and valued member for the last decade.

We were indeed fortunate as an organization to have a person of Owen’s calibre, insight and experience who helped shape and guide the CBA in recent times. His death will be deeply felt by his many friends and colleagues here. May he rest in peaceCBAwebShots06

Congratulations to The Chicken Inn on winning Cork Business of the year Award 2016 Medium Category

The CBA annual gala dinner & Cork Business of the year awards were held last Saturday January 21st in the Cork International Hotel.The Chicken Inn of the English Market was announced as the winner of the medium category for 2016.

The Chicken Inn is one of the longest & largest established businesses in the English Market.  Its success comes down to the hard work of the Mulcahy family.  Its been synonymous with quality and value for nearly 60 years.  Part of the success of the company,  famous for its poultry products sold over the counter and delivering to local restaurants and hotels, is due to the dedication of the twenty and more staff and the foresight and commitment of the Mulcahy family.

Mary Lane Mulcahy was a co-founder with her father John Lane.   Mary started work in the market for £4 a week and still still works daily which makes her the oldest, longest member of staff in the English market.

Pat O Connell president of the Cork Business Association commenting said“I am absolutely delighted that The Chicken Inn has won this award it is a fitting and well deserved recognition of the hard work and commitment of the Mulcahy family and their superb staff”.