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McCarthy guest of honour at 2020 APMP Media Breakfast

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy was once again guest of honour at the second annual Association of Professional Motoring Press (APMP) Media Breakfast hosted by Harris Group in their Naas Road showrooms on Monday, January 27th.

Republic of Ireland Manager Mick McCarthy speaking at the 2020 APMP Media Breakfast at Harris Group. Picture: Leah Carroll

The event, an informal gathering of colleague and friends, gives key members of the motoring press an opportunity to discuss plans for the year ahead. It is also an opportunity to enjoy the company and anecdotes of football legend McCarthy, who as he did in 2019 regaled the assembled press and motoring industry guests with lessons learned from the world of elite sport as well as his own fondness for all things motor-related.

Harris Group CEO Denise Harris (centre) and COO John McEvoy (second from left) with Mick McCarthy and APMP guests at the event. Picture: Leah Carroll.

As always Harris Group was delighted to be afforded the opportunity to host the event, showcasing the company’s now fully-completed showrooms and office campus on the Naas Rd. Among Harris Group senior executives in attendence were Denise Harris (CEO), John McEvoy (COO), Mark Barrett (General Manager LDV Ireland & UK), Robert Ryan (General Manager Isuzu Ireland), Michael Meenan (Group Parts Manager) and Keith Mooney (Group Aftersales Manager) as well as numerous other team members, guests, friends and family.

Mick McCarthy with a young fan. Picture: Leah Carroll.

It was especially gratifying to note the comfort and grace with which McCarthy engaged with all present, even taking the time to visit the staff canteen for a cuppa and a natter with those present!


Established in 2014, the Association of Professional Motoring Press (APMP) is an organisation of motoring journalists and communications which strives to provide a professional and impartial view on new vehicles, trade developments and Irish motoring in general, for the benefit of private and professional customers alike.

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