Busy year ahead for new Limerick Chamber President

Outgoing Limerick Chamber president Donal Cantillon handing over the chain of office to his successor Miriam O'Connor.

NEWLY elected Limerick Chamber President Miriam O’Connor has identified the key priorities of her term in office as affordable housing, infrastructural development and the wider challenges of recruitment and retention of skilled workers in the region.

A partner with Ennis-based law firm MHP Sellors LLP, Ms O’Connor specialises in devising complex development schemes for residential and commercial projects. She succeeds Donal Cantillon of Focus Capital Partners as president for the coming year.

Outlining her priorities, she said she would be putting member issues and  supports at the centre of her duties along with building on the great work of her predecessor.

“2023 will see a very diverse training offering from our Skillnet network, and of course I will be driving a number of key policy objectives identified by Limerick Chamber on vital issues such as affordable housing, infrastructural development and wider challenges of recruitment and retention of skilled workers in the Mid-West region.”

Ms O’Connor is due to make her first formal presidential address at an Economic Briefing on March 23, which will also feature presentations by Northern Trust chief economist Carl Tannenbaum and Limerick Chamber chief economist Seán Golden.

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Chamber chief executive Dee Ryan said that the new president  has a focus on key areas which will have a lasting impact for the business community in the Mid-West Region.

She paid tribute to outgoing president Donal Cantillon for his tireless work and dedication to Limerick business over the past 12 months and congratulated Noel Gavin, senior vice-president with Northern Trust on his appointment as Chamber vice-president.

The other members of the Limerick Chamber board are Mairead Connolly, Partner, PwC; Donal Cantillon, Director, Focus Capital Partners; Donnacha Hurley, General Manager, Absolute Hotel; Muriel Kelly, HR, Edwards Life Sciences and Graham Burns, Regional Director, CPL Resources.