The CEO of London’s number two homebuilder tells John Reynolds of his upset, as an immigrant, about the UK’s vote to quit Europe
For a self-confessed avid follower of politics in these islands and across the Atlantic, the office of Donagh O’Sullivan, CEO of Galliard Homes, has an apt setting, on the edge of Westminster in the heart of London and just around the corner from the home of Channel 4 television. The 50 year-old Corkman, who grew up in Cullen, near Millstreet, was one of seven sons of parents who owned a petrol station and bus-hire company in the village.
A graduate of UCC, he has lived in the English capital for 28 years and now runs what is the second largest residential developer in the city, with FTSE-listed Berkeley Group ranking number one.
With a staff of 650, and employing up to 8,000 indirectly at any one time, Galliard is … [read the full article on the Sunday Independent]. [read more …] “Donagh at helm of £3.8bn UK builder”
O’Flynn Medical are delighted and honoured to have won the Cork Chamber SME Company of the Year 2019.
A huge thank you to all our valued customers, suppliers, friends and neighbours, not to mention the support and good wishes extended from near and far.
I would particularly like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to my loyal staff. Their diligence, motivation and dedication has made O’Flynn Medical what it is today and without them this would not have been possible.
Warm Wishes, Tadhg O’Flynn
The RTÉ Archives have recently added a new video titled “Industry in Millstreet 1987“. It was a dark time for the town after Apple Computers had left Millstreet in 1985, leaving us with high unemployment, and the Community Council were trying to encourage businesses back into Millstreet. There are interviews with the late Ken Brennan and Sgt. Seán O’Sullivan, as well as clips from around town. Click here to watch the video. Also below are some images from the video, with lots of locals recognisable:
Congratulations to O’Flynn Medical on their nomination for this year’s Cork SME (Small-Medium Enterprise) Company of the Year:
“There is a great buzz at the offices of O’Flynn Medical today when it was announced that we have been shortlisted for the Cork Chamber SME Company of the Year Awards – a milestone in our history that makes us very proud indeed.
We have been very fortunate to have a fantastic staff and great customers to support us along the way, and we are particularly pleased that our efforts in business are being acknowledged by these awards. A sincere thank you to all who have played a part in our business journey to date, and we look forward to continuing our journey during 2019.” 
O’Flynn Medical is seeking an operative for its Decontamination unit. – this is a short term, fixed term contract position with an immediate start. Candidate must have basic computer skills and be fluent in English –spoken and written. If interested, CVs must be submitted to <firstname.lastname@example.org> only.
ALPS Electric (Ireland) Limited celebrated its 30th Anniversary at its facility in Millstreet, Co. Cork today. Mr. Toshihiro Kuriyama, President of Alps Alpine was joined by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD; Japanese Ambassador, Ms. Mari Miyoshi, and IDA Ireland’s CEO, Martin Shanahan in marking the auspicious occasion.
ALPS Electric (Ireland) Limited was founded in Millstreet Town, County Cork in 1988 as a manufacturing base of ALPS Customers in Europe. Manufacturing is mainly dedicated to Automotive Customers in Europe, delivering high quality electronic products to exacting delivery requirements. In the past 10 years, Alps Ireland has also developed locally products for the medical devices and IOT markets. [read more …] “ALPS Celebrates 30th Anniversary in Millstreet”
There is still time to book your place for IRD Duhallow’s Breakfast Seminar on Wednesday November 28th at 8am in the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket.
The keynote speaker will be Laura Reidy. Laura is a Senior HR Consultant with the HR Suite. She works across a wide range of industries and sectors providing business owners and managers with best practice advice on all HR related issues including People Management and Employment Law to both small and large scale organisations. [read more …] “Fostering Work Place Equality”
Waterpower is a local wholly Irish-owned company that helps you save money and the environment. Based in Kanturk, Waterpower harness the power of water, wind, solar and biomass at generation plants across Ireland to deliver low-cost electricity to residential and commercial customers nationwide, while employing local people locally.
ELECTRICITY SUPPLY – Waterpower supplies green electricity to domestic and commercial customers within the Republic of Ireland.
ELECTRICITY GENERATION – Looking to sell your renewable energy? Speak to us about setting up a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
CONSULTANCY SERVICES – Waterpower advise people who want to generate renewable electricity and gain energy efficiencies in their homes or businesses: Solar PV & Renewable Energy Management
SOLAR PV – Complete package for Businesses & Homes from initial call to connection to the grid.
A full clearance auction of antiques at Murphy’s Furniture, Millstreet, will take place on Saturday next, 27th October. Murphy’s Furniture, Millstreet, will close its doors for the last time on Saturday 27th October. The family owned business, selling and restoring antique and contemporary furniture, has been trading in the West End of Millstreet for over fifty years. Established in the 1960s by Donie Murphy, the business has a long- standing reputation for quality antique furniture. Since 1993, Donie’s son, Dan has been retailing and carrying on the tradition of antique furniture as well contemporary furniture. Dan is now retiring from the business to concentrate on other interests.
This is a terrific opportunity to acquire some special pieces for your home or office, whatever your taste, be it oak, mahogany or walnut – ranging from Georgian through to Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco pieces. This auction will pique the interests of many as it offers a wider range of pieces – bedroom, dining, living and occasional furniture, mirrors, paintings, porcelain, Persian rugs, glassware, dinner services, wall clocks, mantle clocks, silverware, fenders & fire ware, lamps and shades and uniquely, a large selection of workshop restoration materials and old furniture fittings – castors, handles, escutcheons, hinges, mouldings, feet, locks, crooks etc.
A full clearance auction of all antiques and objects will take place at 1pm, Saturday, 27th October. Viewing will take place on Thursday (25th) and Friday (26th) from 2-7 pm. Viewing will also take place on auction day from 10am-1pm. Full information is available at murphysfurniture.ie and larryokeeffeauctions.com
Don’t miss this…….
The Irish Independent notes today that in 2016, Millstreet had the second highest reliance on the manufacturing industry as an employer in the country:
“… some towns are heavily reliant on just one industry. For example, in seven towns, more than 25pc of the workforce were employed in manufacturing in April 2016 – they include Ballyhaunis, in Co Mayo, where 41.88pc of workers are in the sector, followed by Millstreet, in Co Cork, at 33.92pc…” 
From a community perspective, you’d prefer a broader spread of the workforce across industries, because in our case we may be too exposed to a shock to the manufacturing sector. At the same time we’re glad to have Alps, Munster Joinery, and the other smaller manufacturers in the area for the jobs they bring.
Saskia Schmiedel from Kilcorney has recently opened up an Injury and Rehabilitation Clinic on the Millstreet Road in Macroom. She graduated from Carlow IT with a First Class BSc (Hons) in Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy, and as a Certified Athletic Therapist, specialises in the prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries.
O’KEEFFE MECHANICAL & HIRE offers high quality lubricants, tyres and plant hire services. We cover the Munster area from our base in Derrinagree, Mallow, Co. Cork.
LIST OF EQUIPMENT FOR HIRE: 3 Tonne Digger, 2.7 Tonne Digger, 0.8 Tonne Digger, Rock Breakers for all diggers, 3 Tonne Dumper, 2 Tonne Dumper, 3.5 kva Generators, Laser Levels, Cable Finders, 6mm and 9mm Cable Rodders, Whaker, Con Saw, Concrete Mixer, Kangos, Bull Float, Magnetic Drills, Rotary Drills, Angle Grinders, Orbital Sanders, Submerisible Pumps … See further details on the O’Keeffe Hire website: okeeffemh.ie [read more …] “O’Keeffe Hire Sales and Services”
“We’re sorry to say that ‘Murphy’s Furniture’ will cease trading in the coming weeks.
After 50 years of trading in the West End, it is with heavy hearts that we made this decision. We are very grateful for the valuable support we have enjoyed over the decades from you, all of our customers, suppliers, and business counterparts. We have greatly enjoyed being part of this network, which has been a happy and rewarding experience for us. We’ll try to thank as many of you as we can in person over the coming months.
Our thanks go in particular to our most trusted, loyal, and hard-working employee and friend, Petra Dietz. Since joining us over three years ago, Petra has brought her enthusiasm and positive disposition to our business.
However, times change, and other interests beckon. As a family we wish to start another tradition, delving into the work of full time farming and breeding pedigree Angus cattle which we’ve been doing on a part-time basis for the past few years.
Our closing down sale will start on Tuesday 5th June. Please continue to check out our website, murphysfurniture.ie, and our facebook page for all of our offerings. We look forward to seeing you in the coming weeks.
While we are sad to be going, it is good to have been here.”
Recent objections to the Energy Storage Facility in Ballydesmond has been making headlines in the news, but few realise that there is a much larger one planned for Caherdowney, which has been in for planning since this January.
Battery storage compounds capture surplus energy from wind farms during times of excess energy (high winds, nighttime) and release it back into the power grid during times of peak consumption.
The planning states: “a battery energy storage facility which will comprise of rechargeable battery units contained within up to 39 no. 40 foot containers on site and the associated development of unit substations, a 110kV substation, security fencing, security cameras, lightning mast, new site roads and the upgrading of the existing vehicular access. The facility will connect into the adjoining Ballyvouskill ESB substation via underground cable. All associated site development, landscaping and boundary treatment works above and below ground.” [read more …] ” 39 battery storage compounds planned for Caherdowney”
Noel C. Duggan Engineering Ltd in Millstreet has been a top-level steel fabricator throughout Ireland and Europe for some time now. Building Ireland learned about what the company has been up to lately from Barry C Duggan, who is fourth generation in the family-run business.
Founded back in 1875 by Andrew Duggan, Noel C. Duggan Engineering Ltd provides steel fabrication services to a wide range of customers in Ireland and throughout the rest of the continent.
The company is situated in Millstreet, Co Cork and currently employs 50 staff, placing a strong emphasis on high quality workmanship and excellent level of customer service throughout its 143 years (and counting).
The family run business has established itself as one of Ireland’s leading steel fabricators and its current Managing Director Barry Duggan was good enough to take time from his hectic schedule to inform Building Ireland what they’ve been up to as of late … Read the full article here in Building Ireland Magazine (Jan 2018)