Dubs boss Gilroy manages Dalkia to €4.9m profit


Dublin All-Ireland-winning football manager Pat Gilroy also enjoyed success off the pitch last year with new figures showing that the services firm he leads more than doubled its pretax profits to €4.9 million in 2011.

Mr Gilroy – who led Dublin to their first All-Ireland win since 1995 last September – is the managing director of the Swords-based Dalkia that employs 441 people. New figures show that the firm increased its pretax profits by 168 per cent, from €1.85 million to €4.97 million, in the 12 months to the end of December 2011.

The French-owned firm enjoyed the sharp increase in pre-tax profits in spite of revenues marginally dipping last year from €74.9 million to €74.2 million, according to accounts filed at the Companies Office.

The principal activities of Dalkia Ireland are the provision of managed energy and utilities services, the operation of heat and power plants and lighting installation and maintenance in public areas. According to the report, “the directors are pleased with the performance of the group for the year under review”.

Four other directors along with Mr Gilroy – who played on the 1995 All-Ireland-winning side – served during the year. The figures show that directors’ remuneration, including pension payments, totalled €290,455 last year – down 31 per cent on the aggregate remuneration of €422,148 received in 2010. Mr Gilroy was appointed Dublin manager in 2009 and remains in place this year to help the capital’s team defend their All-Ireland title.