12 December 2006 — Dublin (IRE): The founder director and former chairman of Bizmart Group, Michael MacCaughey, passed away this morning.
MacCaughey’s friend and Bizmart CEO, Jimmy Finn, said: "Mike was a close friend to me for the past 25 years and I will dearly miss his sarcastic wit and great sense of humour. Mike was larger than life, a great businessman and most important of all a very decent and honourable human being."
He continued: "In the past two years Mike fought serious illness and typical of the man he fought it with great courage and supreme dignity. Only six weeks ago he attended my mother’s funeral and came to the family gathering afterwards, in spite of the fact that he really was not fit to be there. So many people will miss Mike not least ourselves. To his wife Nuala and his family we extend our deepest sympathies. May he rest in peace."