Born in Dublin in 1955, Richard is the eldest son of the well known cardiologist Professor Risteard Mulcahy and grandson of General Richard Mulcahy.
A Strong History
He was formerly founder and owner of a Distribution Company called Natureline Ltd acquired by Cahill May Roberts Group plc. He developed a thriving business in Russia in the late 80s and early 90s as a senior executive with Cahill May Roberts.
In 1994 he became CEO and investor in Systems Solutions (now Clanwilliam Health) and built it up to become the dominant force in Irish retail pharmacy software and spearheaded its move into the UK market where he was responsible for a major deal with Boots The Chemists to develop and implement a new pharmacy system in their 1,600 retail outlets.
Subsequently he was CEO of Fitzers Catering where they won a multi-million Euro deal to provide catering services to Croke Park for 8 years. On major match days and concerts over 1,500 staff were employed by the company.
Over the years Richard has been involved in a number of mentoring programs including the DCU Ryan Academy Propeller Programme Investment Opportunity.
In 2007 Richard purchased a farm on the Wexford Wicklow border. Instead of conventional farming Richard chose to plant trees on 120 acres of the land. He managed a separate 27 acres of trees to clear-fell, and from this set up a small timber processing business to learn about the industry.
In 2012 Richard took part in a program on RTE, where he lived in the Ballinacurra Weston area of Limerick City. He was honoured to be able to provide some financial support to the community there, but more importantly to be able to shine a spotlight on the wonderful people of this disadvantaged area of the City. He spent 8 years on the board of The Sanctuary with Sister Stan, his last 3 years as chairman
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“Let’s Rejuvenate Rural Ireland”
Results & Accomplishments
Richard among other things has run numerous large charity events including the National Wash Day concert in St. Stephens Green and Stars, Choirs and Carols in Croke Park in an attempt to break the world record for the most number of carollers under one roof singing Christmas Carols together.
He presented for two years on Walk in My Shoes Radio (WIMS FM) – Ireland’s only pop-up radio station dedicated solely to promoting positive mental health. Broadcasting live from a studio in St Patrick’s University Hospital.
He has a passion for radio and presented a live weekly radio program called The Last 168 Hours on 103.2 Dublin City FM Radio for over a year.
Forestry & Farming
Having retired from business Richard bought a farm and planted over 120,000 trees because of his interest in the environment. He has been working with the Chief Executive of Wexford County Council in an advisory capacity to attract new businesses to the county together with new initiatives in the area of tourism and recreational activities.
His interests extend to philanthropy where he and his family have been involved with Tipperary County Council in setting up a park 20 years ago to honour General Richard Mulcahy, and he is currently spearheading with Wexford County Council the opening of the first park to be named after a woman, his grandmother, Min Ryan who was romantically involved with Sean McDiarmada at the time of his execution after the 1916 Rising. The park is opening on the 11th April 2020