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The Chicken Inn still flying high 

Evening Echo, Monday, 8th November 2004  

CORK Business Association (CBA) is again working to ensure that the city remains its status as the premier place in Munster to shop this Christmas. 

And today its efforts won full hearted praised from one of the longest established businesses in the English Market – The Chicken Inn. 

The praise from the Mulcahy family, owners of the Chicken Inn and long time members of the CBA, came as the association prepares, for its biggest social occasion of the year – its annual charity gala dinner at Jurys Hotel on Saturday night, this year in aid of Marymount Hospice.  “The association does great work in helping to highlight the attraction of the city as the No 1 place to shop and I would encourage other business owners to join it,” Tim Mulcahy said today.  And nowhere is the value better than in the English Market, a favourite with generations of shoppers from all over the city and county. 

As well as it being a time of celebration for the soon-to-be-completed makeover of the city, which will make it even more pedestrian friendly than before and therefore even more attractive to shoppers, it is also a time of celebration for the Mulcahy family.  The Mulcahy name has been synonymous with quality and value for the past 50 years, most of that time spent in the English market, but prior to that in Tower Street. 

Tim said the success of the company, famous for its poultry products, sold across the counter and to the wholesale trade was due to the dedication of their 12-strong staff and the foresight and commitment of his parents Mary and Jack.  According to Tim the next stage in the development of Cork city from a business point of view must be the establishment of greater links with City Hall. 

 Tim stressed the ongoing need for councillors to become more responsive of the challenges facing business owners in the city centre.