Wednesday 17 January 2018

Corkman is top Kerry person

Honoured: Pictured above is Brian McCarthy (centre right) with MC for the night Stephen Rae, Group Editor-in-Chief, Independent News and Media and Brian's daughters, Susan, Ruth and Liz Photo: David Conachy
Honoured: Pictured above is Brian McCarthy (centre right) with MC for the night Stephen Rae, Group Editor-in-Chief, Independent News and Media and Brian's daughters, Susan, Ruth and Liz Photo: David Conachy
Mark O'Regan

Mark O'Regan

A Corkman has been named Kerry Person of the Year at a special ceremony in Dublin.

For the first time in its 37-year history, the Kerry Association in Dublin presented the award to a figure born outside the Kingdom.

Brian McCarthy, founder of Killorglin-based financial services company FEXCO, was praised for his "entrepreneurial vision", having grown employment in his business to 2,300 - of whom 1,200 are employed in Ireland.

The award is presented to people making a significant contribution to their locality and to Kerry as a whole.

The ceremony, called 'Oíche Chiarraí', was held in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin.

Independent News and Media Group Editor-in-Chief Stephen Rae said: "I think all of us in Kerry are really proud of the success at FEXCO.

"It started off from small roots but it's grown into a huge organisation, a major financial company which brings much-needed employment to mid Kerry and has put Killorglin on the financial services map," he said.

Sunday Independent

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