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Edelman study shows health bodies rate best

The 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer shows the emergence of health authorities and members of the scientific community as highly trusted leaders. Some 71 per cent of respondents see the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) as trusted bodies, while the World Health Organization (Who) enjoys similar trust levels. The […]

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Cullen takes charge of body for PR consultants

Cullen Communications’ managing director Owen Cullen has been appointed as board chairman of the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA), the body which represents the interests of Ireland’s top 30 PR  consultancies. Cullen, who was previously the PRCA treasurer, replaces Mari O’Leary, O’Leary PR, who has completed her two-year term. He took over the family-owned agency […]

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Chocolate fans urged to create sweet solution

Tony’s Chocolonely has launched four limited edition lookalike chocolate bars to raise awareness of the fact that 20 years after the chocolate industry vowed to eradicate illegal child labour, it is still widespread. All chocolate fans are asked to support the need for human rights laws holding companies legally accountable for modern slavery and illegal […]

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Most Irish people patient about getting jab

Two in three Irish people are prepared to wait for up to a year and 65 per cent are generally willing to be vaccinated against Covid-19, the Edelman Trust Barometer (ETB) for 2021 shows. When it comes to public confidence in governments, 48 per cent of Irish people are trusting of them, compared to 45 […]

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Cummins joins FH board of directors

PR agency FleishmanHillard Ireland (FH) has appointed Neal Cummins to its board. Cummins is a senior consultant on the agency’s brand marketing team and head of FH Sport. He has over 13 years’ experience in the communications and media industry and has worked with leading brands in the FMCG, tech, financial, media, agriculture and legal […]

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Irish people became more active in 2020

Ireland’s relationship with sport, health and fitness changed in 2020 with numbers of people walking, cycling and running all rising sharply, a sport and sponsorship index by leading PR agency Teneo shows. More than one in three Irish adults now uses a fitness wearable to track their health and fitness and a third of existing […]

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Dublin Bay group sends out water quality SOS

Peace came dropping slowly over south Dublin this week as Dry Robe enthusiasts and towel traditionalists called time on so-called ‘hostilities’ and instead joined forces in a call for urgent action on improving the water quality in Dublin Bay. The truce came about as both sides rowed in behind pressure group, SOS Dublin Bay. They are […]

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Thinkhouse helps to deliver light show

RTÉ and Creative Ireland will host #Shineyourlight#Longraighdosholas this Sunday at 8.30pm on the eve of this year’s winter solstice. It is the third in a series of moments of togetherness, with millions of people participating by shining a light in their windows, at their doorsteps or within their communities using a candle, lantern, torch or […]

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PR man rebrands agency as Relevant

After undergoing a full re-evaluation of his business, PR consultant David O’Brien has changed the name of his agency from Commsolver to Relevant. With a new name and look comes a new vision and service offering from an agency that specialises in corporate, B2B and B2C communications and has a 20-year track record in Ireland […]

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Tourism Ireland CEO tops social media list

Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons has emerged as the most influential Irish leader on social media this year, the first Social CEO Report released by The Reputations Agency (TRA) shows. The report analysed the social media activity and LinkedIn profiles of the CEOs of the 100 organisations featured in TRA’s Ireland RepTrak® study from March […]

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PRII conference moves online

The PRII Annual Conference 2020 is moving online for the first time. The theme of next week’s event is ‘Turning Change into New Possibilities’. The organisers have taken the theme to heart and rather than focus on what Covid -19 restictions prevent them from doing, they are taking full advantage of the absence of geographical […]

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Weber Shandwick bosses in MBO from IPG

Directors of PR agency Weber Shandwick in Dublin and Belfast have completed a management buyout deal (MBO) with the Interpublic Group-IPG for an undisclosed sum. The two directors, Siobhán Molloy (above) and Ross Williamson, will operate the businesses independently from IPG but will continue as Weber Shandwick’s associate in Ireland. Weber Shandwick’s slogan is ‘We […]

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A summer like no other for PR

Dr Martina Byrne, CEO, Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII), on how those across the spectrum in PR have managed to get to grips with Covid-19 in recent months When I used to teach writing skills to younger colleagues, I told them to avoid superlatives like ‘unique’ and ‘unprecedented’ as the terms were rarely justified. […]

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