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Revive Active founder and EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist Daithi O’Connor passes away

Daithi O’Connor
Daithi O’Connor Daithi O’Connor

THE founder and managing director Ireland’s leading supplement company Revive Active has passed away peacefully at his home in Galway.

Daithi O’Connor - who was born and grew up in Galway, and where he established the business - leaves his wife Hilary and children Sorcha, Dioraí and Rory.

He went straight from boarding school into a bank and spent a number of years working in finance and management, and in 2005 he set up his own financial services company, DC Atlantic Investments Ltd.

After a 20-year career in financial services, he set up Revive Active at the tail end of 2010, in the eye of the recession.

Revive Active is a daily supplement containing 26 ingredients including vitamins, co-enzyme Q10, magnesium, selenium and a number of amino acids.

And from humble beginnings the business has spiralled, today being sold in more than 1,500 pharmacies and health food stores across Ireland and at scores of stores in London and Australia, as well as online.

As a businessman with an unwavering commitment to succeed, O'Connor was a finalist in 2017 in the Ernest & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year initiative and subsequently became a member of its alumnae.

Interviewed about his product at the time he said: "From the beginning, our ethos was to never compromise and always strive to be the best in class. From the ingredients that go into each sachet, to the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility we have in Mullingar, to our premium packaging and the people we work with, we always strive for excellence.

"Everyone who works in Revive Active is invested in what we do and how we are making that small difference in people’s lives. It’s very rewarding.

"We are a commercial entity but there is more to Revive Active than just the bottom line. We are a group of passionate individuals who constantly strive to be better and over the years we’ve tweaked our products when new research or new ingredients become available which gives us an edge that other larger multinational companies may not have."

Daithí will repose at home in Kingston on Wednesday evening December 6. Removal from his home on Thursday morning, December 7, to arrive at the Church of Christ the King, Salthill, in advance of Requiem Mass at 11am, after which he will be laid to rest close to his home in Rahoon cemetery.