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 peace