Thursday 27 October 2016

Former RTE newseditor Gareth O'Connor joins PR firm


The Heneghan PR team line-up following the announcement of the expansion of the consultancy.
The Heneghan PR team line-up following the announcement of the expansion of the consultancy.

Dublin based public relations firm Heneghan PR has announced a brace of new senior hires in a significant expansion of the 25-year-old business.

The firm led by managing director Nigel Heneghan has recruited Victoria Keogh, formerly group corporate affairs manager at NTR as account director, former RTE news editor Gareth O'Connor, who was the first director of news gathering at Storyful, has been appointed as the agency's digital director; and Larry Donald who previously held senior communication roles at the ESB, An Post and Bord Gáis joins as a senior corporate consultant to the firm.

The move follows Heneghan's recent appointment of former Bord Gais chief executive John Mullins as non-executive chairman of the firm and the promotion of Eve Noone to the role of senior account manager.

"I am very pleased that consultants of the calibre of Victoria Keogh, Gareth O'Connor and Larry Donald have agreed to join the agency in a combination of full-time and senior consultancy roles. They bring with them a broad range of depth and experience at a senior level, which will contribute to the future positive development of the agency and more particularly, our offering to the market," said Nigel Heneghan, managing director, Heneghan PR.

"We have a stated ambition of developing Heneghan PR on a strong corporate footing and to gear the agency for short and medium term growth. These significant additions to our team will be of great benefit in this respect," he said.

Heneghan PR was founded in 1990 and its clients in the business and charities sectors include Anam Cara, Blueface, Datascan, Fleetmatics, Haven, Henkel, Hibernia College, Independent News & Media - the publisher of the Irish Independent, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, Kinetic, NTR plc, St. John of God's Hospital, St. Michael's House, Rentokil Initial, Siteserv, and UBER.

Heneghan PR is the Irish affiliate of Burson-Marsteller, a global public relations and communications firm.

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