i always admired declan for comeing here and faceing the good and the bad head on and with no bs . with currys not needing a md for ireland it says a lot about how they think of there irsh market no doubt they will suffer in the long run for not haveing declan onboard nad there service will go to crap again but no doubt declan will prosper in what ever company and what ever role he finds himself in best of luck in the future declan
Best of luck with your future endeavours Declan. Your postings on here changed for me what was a large nameless (and blameless) organisation into my first stop if I was buying anything electrical. You have done so much for the posters on here as well as electrical retail in the "rip off republic" with you mostly matching UK prices to compete. Whatever organisation you move to will be lucky to have you.
Declan, thanks for all your hard work and the time and effort you put into ensuring that as many Boardsies as possible were looked after. This forum has definitely been the model for how well the Talk To... forums can operate, and I hope the new Currys/PCW hierarchy recognise that and continue to provide the same excellent service.
I'd say this should be stickied, at least until any more announcements are made, if any.
Declan, if you're reading this, it was a pleasure to know and with work you both on Boards and in store. I won't go on too long here but I genuinely wish you the best of luck in the future. You can take great confidence from the general consensus shown by the posts on this thread that you were a breath of fresh air in Irish retail. Everyone appreciated your presence and if you haven't already got a personal boards.ie account you should definitely make one!
I was anti PC World until around 2 years ago after seeing your posts on boards thought I would buy a laptop in PC World Carrickmines as I trusted your no nonsense approach to customer service. Have since purchased 3 laptops, 2 TVs, a Fridge and a washing machine.
Hopefully customer service won't go downhill but to be honest I expect it will. Was very refreshing being able to talk directly to the MD.
I'd like to let you know that, following a restructuring of operations in Ireland, the position of Managing Director for Currys & PC World in Ireland has become redundant and I will be leaving the business - and boards.ie too. This is effective immediately. I had an option to work out my notice period but I have elected to be placed on garden leave instead so I leave today.
I would like to thank the 600 people who work for Currys & PC World, both in stores and in the head office in Carrickmines in Dublin. They are fantastic people doing a great job for customers and I have the height of adniration for what they do. I hope you will continue to give them your support and your cash !
I would, of course, also like to thank everyone who has contributed to this forum over the last 3 years. Boards has been informative, fun and hugely rewarding for me. I am extremely grateful to all of you for your questions and challenges. I am quite sure it has made us a better retailer.
As I no longer work for the business, this is my last post and my account will be closed from this point.
Thank you all again. And the best of luck
Declan for pope!
Seriously though, this is very sad news, having worked for you for the past six years I have to say you have been an inspiration.