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About Us

The Firm

Murphy O’Connor Accountants are a firm of Auditors and Accountants, who were established in 1992 by the founding partners Cyril Murphy, Paul Murphy and Ken O’Connor.

We try as advisors to know and understand the business of our clients. We have built our success over the years by being close to our clients and understanding their needs. Our reputation has grown over the years and is built on professionalism of the partners and staff and meeting deadlines for our clients on an ongoing basis. We try to be pro-active in our practice and we have invested heavily in having the right staff to service our client’s needs. We provide a full range of services in the firm including Audit and Accounts, Taxation and Tax Planning, Outsourcing Services, Liquidation and Corporate Recovery.

Meet the Partners

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Paul Murphy


Murphy O’Connor Accountants.

Paul has been in practice since commencing his professional Accountancy Career with Gaule Murphy O’Connor, originally of Parnell Street, Limerick before moving onto O’Donovan Cuddy McCarthy in Henry Street, Limerick.

Paul is also a member of Garryowen FC, where he is involved in coaching the senior team. He also has a number of All Ireland League Medals for Garryowen FC over the years.

Paul works very closely with his clients to provide solutions to various Accounting and Taxation problems that his clients may have.

Telephone: +353 61 314266


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Ken O’Connor FCA


Ken specialises in the area of Auditing and Accounting. He is a founding partner of Murphy O’Connor Accountants. Ken is a fellow of the Chartered Accountants Ireland and has been a qualified Chartered Accountant since 1992.
Ken has been in practice since 1989. He commenced his professional career with Gaule Murphy O’Connor, originally of Parnell Street, Limerick before moving onto O’Donovan Cuddy McCarthy in Limerick. He has a vast knowledge of Audit and Accounts.

Ken is also Treasurer of Aisling Annacotty AFC where he is heavily involved in coaching soccer teams. He is also an enthusiastic golfer. Ken provides Audit Assurance and Accounting Services to a wide variety of small to medium sized clients. Ken works very closely with his clients and provides solutions to various Audit and Accounting problems that his clients may have.

Telephone: +353 61 314266


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General Questions

Isn’t it just larger businesses that need an accountant?
Of course not, even the smallest business can benefit from advice on ways to minimise tax and manage their accounts. If you prefer, we can handle all of your bookkeeping, regular management accounts and VAT returns on your behalf. The added benefit of us being involved is that having prepared the books it makes the final accounts much easier, saving time and keeping costs down.


Working with an accountant is an added cost to any business. However, the cost should be offset by the value they add. We work closely with our clients to achieve their goals. By getting to know you and your business well, we can tailor what we do specifically for your needs and your strategy, thereby adding value.


We aim to provide you with a fixed fee quote that will cover the areas we will work on together. This will be based on the complexity and volume of the tasks involved. Should any additional assignments come up during the year then we will provide a quote in advance, unless the matter is urgent and it is in your best interests to take action on your behalf. We offer you the chance to pay our fees monthly and avoid having a large invoice in one go, which helps your cashflow. One thing is for sure, if you telephone with a query you won’t get a bill. We want you to let us know how you are.

If you want to keep your own accounting records, then that is fine. If you need some help then we can give you some training. Ensuring that you understand the best way to prepare your accounting information makes it easier for us to complete your accounts or tax return. If we do this for you then you can concentrate on running your business.


Sometimes it helps to have a fresh pair of eyes look at your business. We will listen to you and firstly understand the history of the business and then how you want to develop it. We can carry out a “healthcheck” of the operating systems, management and financial reporting in place; advise on any matters arising and recommend any actions required. All designed to match up with your goals, which we established at the outset.


What our Clients Say

Murphy O’Connor Accountants have been our Accountants of choice for many years. We are impressed by their Team’s Expertise & understanding of Heath Care Businesses.

They have a personal & pro-active approach & guide us with the Financial running of our Practise & are always available to us.

-Noonan Dental Care
Limerick & Charleville

We have been working with Ken O’Connor & his team for a number of years.

They provide us with expert advice in relation to our Annual Accounts, Tax, CRO Returns & other matters.

The team at Murphy O’Connor Accountants are very professional & always give us clear advice & guidance in a prompt & efficient manner.

-Noel Keane
Managing Director, P.J. Matthews

We have been clients of Murphy O’Connor Accountants for many years and have always found them very professional and helpful to deal with. Their team is always on hand with Taxation & Accounts advice when required and always deal with your queries in a most efficient and professional manner. We would have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone..

-Flanagan’s on the Lake, Ballina

Handing over your payroll demands huge trust” – Murphy O'Connor Accountants have provided our Credit Union with a service second to none.

They are professional and approachable with years of experience. Janet, Niamh, Ken and the team are warm, friendly, efficient and professional at all times.

-Margaret Dumas – Manager, Shannon Credit Union Limited.