Renault teams with Irish Restaurant Awards 2017

Renault Ireland and The Restaurant Association of Ireland have announced Renault Ireland as the official car partner of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2017, writes Trish Whelan . The Irish Restaurant Awards (RAI) will travel around the country driving new Renault models for a series of regional events this March to announce county and regional award winners across 15 different categories. County winners will be announced at four regional events with over 600 guests expected to attend each. This year’s host counties for the events are Kilkenny, Fermanagh, Limerick and Sligo. This year over 80,000 individual nominations were cast online from 11-25 January. Pictured above are Ciara Doyle (Business Development & Sponsorship Manager, Restaurant Association of Ireland), and Liz O’Gorman (Marketing Manager Renault Ireland) with two chefs from The Radisson Blue St Helen’s, Stillorgan Road, Dublin. Speaking on the quantity of nominations received, CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland

Joe Mallon Motors celebrates 30 years

Renault dealer Joe Mallon Motors celebrated 30 years in business last week with a special 'Anniversary Style Games' celebrity event at the Naas-based dealership, writes Trish Whelan.

Joe has been looking after customers since 1986 when he took over the former Smiths showroom that year. Since then, he has passed the mantle over to his sons Philip and Anthony and daughter Ethna, keeping the business in the family.

"I am thrilled to be celebrating our 30th year in business," Joe said at the event. "I feel a lot of our customers have trust in us because of the family aspect to the business. We live nearby too, so the business is very much part of the local community. We get a lot of returning custom be it with trade-ins or for servicing, which we are truly grateful for."

Currently the dealership employs 35 people in both sales and mechanical roles in the Sallins Road branch alone. There is a second outlet in Portlaoise which employs 15 people in similar roles.

Joe Mallon Motors has long standing sponsorships of Cappagh GAA, Allenwood GAA and the Kildare GAA Development squad.

Since opening in Naas, the dealership has sold over 25,000 Renault cars and vans, and serviced over 144,000 cars.

Pictured above at the anniversary celebrations are Paddy Magee, Country Operations Manager, Renault Ireland and his wife Claire. The Renault Ireland boss paid tribute to Joe and his team.

"In Kildare, the Mallon's name is synonymous with exemplary customer service and the highest of standards in the motor industry. Kildare is a very important catchment area for Renault and the fact that Mallon's are celebrating their 30th anniversary shows how successful they've been within the motor industry in the county, and also in Portlaoise. Joe and his family are a credit to the Renault name and we look forward to their next 30 years in business."

Renault Ambassador Lorraine Keane went head-to-head with Fashion Editor Bairbre Power in styling some of the local GAA ladies' and men's team players in a fun fashion evening, with clothes and accessories from local boutiques and stores in the Naas area. MC for the night was fashion stylist Darren Kennedy.

Joe Mallon, Renault Ambassador Rosemary Smith, and Paddy Magee of Renault Ireland are pictured above.

Also pictured are Kildare GAA models Kevin Feely, Peter Kelly, Cian Forde and Dan Flynn; and Kildare GAA models, Rachel Cribbin, Eadaoin Connolly and Ellen Dowling.


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