24 October 2023

Denis Mahony Ltd celebrates 60 years in business

One of Ireland’s leading motor groups, Denis Mahony Ltd, this month celebrates 60 years in business, writes Trish Whelan

The Irish family-owned and run business, now in its third generation, was started by former Dublin Gaelic Football captain Denis ‘Danno’ Mahony in 1963, employing 12 people at its first car dealership in Glasnevin Hill. The business, which now employs over 100 people, has gone from strength to strength through the years and opened dealerships in Kilbarrack in 1973 and Exit 5 M50 in 2005. 

Denis Mahony’s son John has been chief executive of the Denis Mahony Group since 1998, while John’s son Stephen is managing director of Mahony Fleet, the vehicle leasing and fleet management arm of the company. In 1973, the business bought the Toyota franchise; the Lexus brand was added in 1990. It continues to supply both these popular brands to customers today. 

John O’Mahony said his father ‘had a real passion for motorcars, and customer satisfaction, and we take great pride in the business that has been built over the last 60 years and we respect the past and our heritage but are always preparing for the future.” 

Stephen Mahony, Joan Mahony and John Mahony are pictured above.