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PicStash due to be wound up

Niall Harbison and Emma Jane Power, PicStash

A liquidator is to be appointed to online image library PicStash – formerly known as PR Slides. Launched in 2013 by model Emma Jane Power, PR Slides was backed by Simply Zesty and Lovin’ Dublin founder Niall Harbison, who became the became the agency’s joint chief executive. Last year the company received €500,000 in venture […]

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McNicholas promoted at Heneghan

Fiona McNicholas, Heneghan PR

Fiona McNicholas has been made an account manager at Heneghan, one of Ireland’s leading PR agencies. McNicholas joined the company two years ago as a senior account executive and now works with Rentokil Initial, Anam Cara, Hibernia College, RoanKabin and Irish Distillers. She also advises agency clients on social media strategy and tactics. Prior to […]

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O’Connor takes on sports role at WHPR

Sarah O'Connor, head of sport, WHPR

Sarah O’Connor is to become head of sport at Wilson Hartnell Public Relations (WHPR). She joins from the Federation of Irish Sport (FIS), where she was chief executive for the past eight years. She replaces Máire Scully who left the agency to pursue other interests. Scully first joined WHPR in 2001 and five years later got […]

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PR man and broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy dies

Bill O'Herlihy

PR consultant and broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy has died peacefully at home at the age of 76. He started his career in the Cork Examiner newsroom and reported on sport. He later joined Radio Eireann and worked in RTE current affairs on the Seven Days programme with Ted Nealon. When he was dropped from the programme in 1972, he […]

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Three times more press coverage for Yes side

Newspapers Pile

Ireland’s national newspapers carried three times more Yes articles than No articles about the same-sex marriage referendum in the three weeks up to May 20. The finding is based on independently commissioned research by PR and public affairs agency MKC Communications and carried out by media monitoring company, Newsaccess. A detailed analysis of coverage of the […]

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Thinkhouse adds Hunky Dory’s snacks

Hunky Dorys Sponsor Setanta Sports Highlights - Trevor Twamley, Setanta Sports and Raymond Coyle

Youth PR agency Thinkhouse has added Largo Foods crisp brand Hunky Dory’s. Working alongside Largo Food’s marketing team, the agency run by Jane McDaid, pictured left, will create and execute communications for Hunky Dory’s. The crinkle cut crisp brand is no stranger to controversy having crossed swords with the IRFU over its ads. With offices in […]

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Walsh PR undergoes a rebrand

Caroline Heywood, Walsh PR

Dublin PR agency Walsh Public Relations has launched a new identity aimed at reflecting the digital and social media landscape in which it now operates. Founded by Jim Walsh in 1984, the agency has worked for a wide range of companies and organisations. Current clients include Flahavan’s, Dr Oetker, Glanbia Consumer Foods, Monaghan Mushrooms, Tegral, […]

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PR agencies OHC and Insight merge

Bill O'Herlihy & Michael Parker

Insight Consultants and O’Herlihy Communications (OHC) are to merge their two companies with Insight director Michael Parker (left) as managing director and OHC founder Bill O’Herlihy as “senior director”. No specific details about the deal were disclosed. The agency said it will provide a range of PR services from Insight’s offices in Sandyford Industrial Estate. […]

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Dublin rated as 27th most reputable city

Niamh Boyle, Corporate Reputations

Dublin has been ranked the 27th most reputable city in the world in a poll where Vienna has emerged as the city with the best reputation. The City RepTrak 2014, announced by The Reputations Agency and Reputation Institute (RI), ranks the world’s 100 most reputable cities based on trust, esteem, admiration and respect. It also […]

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Irish Water appoints Murray Consultants

Irish Water

Murray Consultants is to handle Irish Water after a pitch involving presentations from five agencies. The beleaguered water body has been handled up to now by FleishmanHillard with agency director and long-time Fine Gael party activist Mark Mortell in charge of proceedings. Public affairs director and former Irish Times political correspondent Mark Brennock will lead […]

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Thinkhouse to handle Irish Open

The European Tour has commissioned PR youth communications agency Thinkhouse to help increase its social and digital presence for the 2014 Irish Open. The golf tournament, to be played at Fota Island, Cork, from June 19-22, is regarded as one of Europe’s most prestigious sports events. Thinkhouse will create and manage an online ticketing campaign for golf […]

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Gleeson joins Fanagans board

Former PR doyenne and one-time presidential advisor Eileen Gleeson has been appointed as non-executive director of Fanagans Funeral Directors. It is the first non-executive appointment to the family-run business, now in its seventh generation, having been established in 1819. Regarded as Dublin’s largest funeral company, the company is also associated with Kirwans, Nichols and Carnegie […]

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Cullen steps down from NNI

Frank Cullen is to retire as co-ordinating director for the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI), the public face of Ireland’s newspaper industry after almost 30 years. The NNI represents 16 national titles, 25 local/regional print titles and their respective online and mobile brands. Cullen (above left), who runs PR company Cullen Communications, said he was […]

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