Clonmelman Ronnie Moloney, co-founder and managing director of TR Motors, this year celebrates his 50th year with Mercedes-Benz service in the motoring industry. His company, which is situated in the Dublin suburb of Harold’s Cross, is a main authorised service dealer for Mercedes-Benz.
Ronnie Moloney began working at the age of 16, taking up an apprenticeship with the then local Mercedes-Benz main dealer in Tipperary, King Keating, in his home town Clonmel.
From King Keating he emigrated to Canada, where he worked for the German-owned Mercedes-Benz of North America organisation. Returning to Dublin he continued to work with Mercedes-Benz through their Modern Motors, Rialto and Ballsbridge Motors dealerships.
In 1975 he co-founded TR Motors Limited, and since then the dealership has operated as an exclusive service outlet for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars.
Situated on Harold’s Cross Road, next to the greyhound stadium, TR Motors has enjoyed a distinguished history, listing many prominent Mercedes-Benz owners amongst its client base, including numerous foreign diplomats and embassies.
In 1992 the company suffered a major setback when fire destroyed their original premises. Heartened by the support of all concerned, the company undertook a complete re-development to create the modern showrooms and extensive workshop and spare parts facility from which it now operates.
Today Ronnie Moloney is supported in the business by his daughter Louise, son Gavin and a staff of 14.