Darkness into Light 2018

Why would a group of people get up from their warm bed to do a 5km walk at 4.15 in the morning? In one word, compassion.  That is what a group of McKesson / NorthStar colleagues did, with other groups, at separate locations around Cork; other people did it around the globe as a community of thousands walking together, on Saturday morning, May 12th 2018.  The “Darkness into Light” walk is an event…

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Coffee, Cake and a Marathon – 3rd June 2018

It all began with the McKesson Wellness challenge (an 8-week walking challenge) a bit of fun and a bit of banter. Little did we know that a short walk would lead to a 26.2-mile marathon.   Training began earnestly in February at which stage we all felt confident we would complete the Marathon. Straws were drawn at the multiple meetings to discuss the strategy in…

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McKesson Automation/AI Software Labs attend Spring I/O Conference 2018 in Barcelona

The 2018 Spring I/O Conference was held in Barcelona on the 24th and 25th of May 2018.  Liam O’Brien and Michael O’Hegarty from McKesson Automation/AI Software Labs Cork were among the 1,000 attendees from 47 different countries.  The two-day agenda was fully packed, each time slot had a main event and 4 side track events catering for workshops and more special…

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St Vincent de Paul Society Giving Tree and Hamper Packing

A special Christmas for local families. Every Christmas, McKesson & NorthStar work with St. Vincent de Paul for the annual ‘Giving Tree’ event and this year was no exception. Gifts of all shapes and sizes were generously donated to this extremely worthy cause. We received tags for fifty boys and fifty girls, with names and…

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Canfranc Canfranc Aware Challenge

Last September I set out to complete the Canfranc Canfranc Challenge in aid of Aware, a national mental health charity in Ireland providing support services to those experiencing depression.  The event itself consists of running 45km across four of the peaks in the Pyrennes Mountains on the Spanish-French border.  It’s one of the rising events on the European trail running circuit…

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