Richard Mulcahy

Richard has been an entrepreneur for over 35 years and is currently Chairperson of the Consumer Division of The Uniphar Group.

He has extensive management experience in companies as diverse as electronics, health and beauty, software, catering and construction. He was formerly founder and owner of a Distribution Company called Natureline Ltd acquired by Cahill May Roberts Group plc.

Richard was CEO and investor in Systems Solutions (now Clanwilliam Health) and built it up to become the dominant force in Irish retail pharmacy software before spearheading its move into the UK market where he was responsible for a major deal with Boots The Chemists.

He was subsequently Managing Director of Fitzers Catering, the company which won the contract to provide catering services to Croke Park for 8 years.

He took part in The Secret Millionaire on RTE, and among other things has run numerous large charity events including Stars, Choirs and Carols in Croke Park and has been involved in the construction of school buildings in India.

He has a passion for radio and presented a one hour news show on 103 Dublin City FM for over a year.

Richard has had a life-long interest in the environment and purchased his first small forest of 11 hectares in 2000. Since then he has planted a further 46 hectares of mixed native and pine trees on his farm on the Wexford/Wicklow border. It was from this interest in trees and the environment that he conceived the idea of The 100 Million Trees Project.

Nominated by the Royal Dublin Society, Richard ran as an independent for a seat on the Agriculture Panel in the 2020 Seanad Elections.

Dr David Mulcahy MD FRCPI FESC

David Qualified as a Doctor in 1981 and went on to specialise in Cardiology in the Uk and the USA before returning to Ireland as Consultant Cardiologist to the Adelaide and Meath Hospitals in 1995.

He designed and developed the New Interventional Cardiology service at the new Tallaght Hospital in 2000, directing the service for 16 years. He chaired the medical board at the hospital from 2000 -2003.

He founded the CRY (Cardiovascular risk in the young) clinical service in 2007, supported and funded by the CRY charity, and project directed the building of a new state of the art unit in 2019, funded privately, and with the support of the Minister for Health for new staff: this unit now providing a specialist 32 county service.

He has been involved in projects in Calcutta from 1997 including the rebuilding of schools, the recent supplying of ventilators and monitors to the Hope hospital during the Covid pandemic, and the imminent commissioning of a mobile dental service for the poor.

David founded Bugs Bees and (Native) Trees in 2020 to encourage tree planting in an effort to battle climate change.

He has been planting trees for 25 years.

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