Our team

Niall Cunningham - Managing Director

Michael Butler - General Manager

Nicola Keaveny - Business Manager / Office Manager

Patrick Madden - Service Manager

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Niall has worked in the Motor Industry all of his career and has been self employed in his own business since 1999.

Hailing from Tullamore, Co Offaly he is the third generation of his family to work in the motor business with his Grandfather Frank Cunningham (and his sons) starting a Volkswagen Dealership, F. Cunningham and Sons, in Tullamore the 1950's.

Niall initially studied Automotive Engineering in Bolton Street College of Technology where he gained a Diploma in Automotive Engineering and Motor Industry Management.

He also holds a Degree in Corporate Finance and more recently gained a First Class Masters Degree in Business from the Cairns Business School at National University of Ireland, Galway.

His knowledge of all facets of both motor vehicles and the motor industry at large is both extensive and authoritative.

Outside of work he is the proud holder of a private pilots licence and enjoys travelling, playing music, keeping up with technological trends as well as having fun with his eight year old Daughter.

He is also a fluent 'gaeilgeoir' and enjoys speaking Irish on a regular basis.

Michael, or Mike as he is more commonly known, is from Co Offaly where he grew up just outside the town of Birr.

Michael started his career as a fitter with Bord na Mona and following a move to Galway worked with Caufield Industrial before serving as Parts Manager with Higgins of Galway (Motorpark). He then progressed to Windsor Galway (Nissan) where he served as Managing Director for 15 years.

He joined Cunningham Autopoint in early 2020 as General Manager where he is instrumental in both the daily management and strategic growth of the company.

Mikes extensive experience in the Motor Business makes him a highly valued member of our team. He is particularly astute when it comes to operational issues within the business and is unrivaled when it comes to reading into statistical trends within the automotive industry.

When not working Michael is an avid GAA supporter and also serves as both a Camogie team manager, trainer and selector at club level.


Nicola is a Galway native hailing from the old Dougiska Road (when it was in the Countryside) and now lives just outside Corofin village with her young family.

Nicola initially worked in the travel agency business and in 2007 joined Niall in the car business, where she started as a sales administrator.

From there her knowledge of the back office function of the motor industry grew and having progressed through various roles since she is now both our Business Manager (car finance) and Accounting department manager, two exceptionally busy and important roles within our business.

Being responsible for our Car Financing activities Nicola is a qualified finance advisor and undergoes CPD training several times per year.

Nicola is also a skilled business analyst and keeps all of our financial metrics under control on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, which is no mean feat in the fast moving environment that is the car business.

Outside of work she has many varied interests including fitness, travel and sports, not to mention being a mother to three energetic young boys. ​

Patrick hails from Moycullen in Galway and lives there with his wife and young family.

He joined Niall in 2006 as a service advisor and progressed to Service Manager within a short space of time. His knowledge of all things cars is second to none and he is renowned for his customer service skills such is his outgoing character.

He is an integral part of our business and leads our service and parts department today with dedication and vision. Patrick ensures that each and every car we sell and service is done so with extreme care paid to quality and technical expertise. 

His skills extend to a wide technical knowledge of the majority of car brands, especially premium brands, which is a unique characteristic for a service manager in today's more and more single brand focus within individual car dealerships. 

Outside of work Patrick keeps busy helping his father Timmy on the family farm and most importantly is Daddy to three beautiful young girls.


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Darragh Cunningham - Vehicle Preparation Manager​

Egidijus Virkutis - Senior Vehicle Technician

Damian Wynne - Senior Vehicle Technician

Titto Kurian - Accounts Administrator

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Darragh, Nialls brother, although being a proud Tullamore man has lived in Galway City for over twenty years. 

He has worked in the car business since he joined Niall in early 2000. 

He is an intrinsic part of our business today and is responsible for ensuring that each and every vehicle we display and sell is prepared to the highest of standards. 

Darragh is also responsible for managing the logistics of our vehicle stock which involves hundreds of vehicle movements each month. Working with both internal and external stakeholders in the preparation of our vehicles, Darragh's eye for detail is unrivaled when it comes to both vehicle interiors and exteriors. 

Outside of Cunningham Autopoint Darragh is a keen musician and also likes to travel to far flung places as often as possible. 

He is a much loved uncle to six nieces and nephews who all love to see him coming such is his generosity and fun loving attitude to life.


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Niall Cunningham - Managing Director

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Niall has worked in the Motor Industry all of his career and has been self employed in his own business since 1999.

Hailing from Tullamore, Co Offaly he is the third generation of his family to work in the motor business with his Grandfather Frank Cunningham (and his sons) starting a Volkswagen Dealership, F. Cunningham and Sons, in Tullamore the 1950's.

Niall initially studied Automotive Engineering in Bolton Street College of Technology where he gained a Diploma in Automotive Engineering and Motor Industry Management.

He also holds a Degree in Corporate Finance and more recently gained a First Class Masters Degree in Business from the Cairns Business School at National University of Ireland, Galway.

His knowledge of all facets of both motor vehicles and the motor industry at large is both extensive and authoritative.

Outside of work he is the proud holder of a private pilots licence and enjoys travelling, playing music, keeping up with technological trends as well as having fun with his eight year old Daughter.

He is also a fluent 'gaeilgeoir' and enjoys speaking Irish on a regular basis.



Michael Butler - General Manager

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Michael, or Mike as he is more commonly known, is from Co Offaly where he grew up just outside the town of Birr.

Michael started his career as a fitter with Bord na Mona and following a move to Galway worked with Caufield Industrial before serving as Parts Manager with Higgins of Galway (Motorpark). He then progressed to Windsor Galway (Nissan) where he served as Managing Director for 15 years.

He joined Cunningham Autopoint in early 2020 as General Manager where he is instrumental in both the daily management and strategic growth of the company.

Mikes extensive experience in the Motor Business makes him a highly valued member of our team. He is particularly astute when it comes to operational issues within the business and is unrivaled when it comes to reading into statistical trends within the automotive industry.

When not working Michael is an avid GAA supporter and also serves as both a Camogie team manager, trainer and selector at club level.


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Nicola Keaveny - Business Manager / Office Manager

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Nicola is a Galway native hailing from the old Dougiska Road (when it was in the Countryside) and now lives just outside Corofin village with her young family.

Nicola initially worked in the travel agency business and in 2007 joined Niall in the car business, where she started as a sales administrator.

From there her knowledge of the back office function of the motor industry grew and having progressed through various roles since she is now both our Business Manager (car finance) and Accounting department manager, two exceptionally busy and important roles within our business.

Being responsible for our Car Financing activities Nicola is a qualified finance advisor and undergoes CPD training several times per year. 

Nicola is also a skilled business analyst and keeps all of our financial metrics under control on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, which is no mean feat in the fast moving environment that is the car business. 

Outside of work she has many varied interests including fitness, travel and sports, not to mention being a mother to three energetic young boys. 


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Patrick Madden - Service Manager

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Patrick hails from Moycullen in Galway and lives there with his wife and young family.

He joined Niall in 2006 as a service advisor and progressed to Service Manager within a short space of time. His knowledge of all things cars is second to none and he is renowned for his customer service skills such is his outgoing character.

He is an integral part of our business and leads our service and parts department today with dedication and vision. Patrick ensures that each and every car we sell and service is done so with extreme care paid to quality and technical expertise. 

His skills extend to a wide technical knowledge of the majority of car brands, especially premium brands, which is a unique characteristic for a service manager in today's more and more single brand focus within individual car dealerships. 

Outside of work Patrick keeps busy helping his father Timmy on the family farm and most importantly is Daddy to three beautiful young girls.


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Darragh Cunningham - Vehicle Preparation Manager​

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Darragh, Nialls brother, although being a proud Tullamore man has lived in Galway City for over twenty years.

He has worked in the car business since he joined Niall in early 2000.

He is an intrinsic part of our business today and is responsible for ensuring that each and every vehicle we display and sell is prepared to the highest of standards. He is also responsible for managing the logistics of our vehicle stock which involves hundreds of vehicle movements each month. Working with both internal and external stakeholders in the preparation of our vehicles, Darragh's eye for detail is unrivaled when it comes to both vehicle interiors and exteriors.

Outside of Cunningham Autopoint Darragh is a keen musician and also likes to travel to far flung places as often as possible.

He is a much loved uncle to six nieces and nephews who all love to see him coming such is his generosity and fun loving attitude to life.


Egidijus Virkutis - Senior Vehicle Technician

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Damian Wynne - Senior Vehicle Technician

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Titto Kurian - Accounts Administrator

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