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Tony Heffernan Challenges await as the Dáil returns
By: | DHR News, Featured | 21st September 2017
With the cabinet meeting again on a weekly basis, the political party ‘think-in’ season concluded and the parliamentary recess coming to an end, it is an opportune time to look at just some of the major issues that will confront the government and the Dáil in the run up to Christmas. Leo Varadkar had only a short four week period as Taoiseach before the Dáil broke for the summer recess…
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Pennie McGonagle Enda Kenny’s Departure
By: | DHR News, Featured | 19th May 2017
As Enda Kenny steps down as leader of Fine Gael, our Account Advisor, Tony Heffernan, reflects on his time as Taoiseach …  “This is the long goodbye, Somebody tell me why” – Paul Brady The announcement by Enda Kenny that he was retiring as leader of Fine Gael brings to an end one of the longest goodbyes in Irish politics.  Once he announced after the last general election, that he…
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Pennie McGonagle The Revolution of Visual Communications
By: | DHR News, Featured | 13th April 2017
In this week’s blog, Junior Account Executive, Pennie McGonagle, examines how and why visual communications have taken over our social media platforms … Over the last few decades, a digital revolution has occurred and like many others, I am constantly online, connected to everyone through emails, likes and tweets. The rituals of daily life have been so intensely transformed by technology that my iPhone has become my fifth limb. Never…
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Tony Heffernan Should a dress code be introduced in the Dáil Chamber?
By: | DHR News, Featured | 30th March 2017
As the Committee on Procedure and Privilege considers the introduction of a dress code for TDs in the Dáil Chamber, our Account Advisor, Tony Heffernan, who worked in the Dáil for almost 30 years, expresses some personal views on the issues involved. The Dáil Committee on Procedure and Privilege is reported to be considering the introduction of a dress code for TDs while in the Dáil Chamber. The real issue…
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Pennie McGonagle International Women’s Day 2017
By: | DHR News | 8th March 2017
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, some of the DHR team share their thoughts on the women who inspire them… Sinéad Duggan, Office Manager Frances Power Cobbe was an Irish writer, social reformer, anti-vivisection activist, and leading women’s suffrage campaigner. She was born in 1822 in Newbridge House on her family estate in what is now Donabate, Co. Dublin. The youngest of five children, and the only girl, she was denied…
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Pennie McGonagle Unique anthology of art, comics and illustrations ‘MINE’ to be launched
By: | DHR News | 6th March 2017
Excitement is building ahead of the MINE anthology launch night which takes place Tuesday, 7th March, on the eve of International Women’s Day. MINE is a powerful anthology of art, comics and illustrations that represent creative responses, both male and female, to the struggle for repealing the eighth amendment in Ireland. The anthology gives insight into a wide range of perspectives on this issue, with over thirty contributors. Following a hugely…
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Pennie McGonagle World Book Day 2017
By: | DHR News, Featured | 2nd March 2017
  We love books here in DHR Communications! To celebrate World Book Day we have asked some of the team to talk about what they’re currently reading or what their favourite book is and why… Catherine Heaney, Managing Director I’m reading ‘Little Red Chairs’ by Edna O’Brien, which Sebastian read and recommended.  I picked it up for a tenner in Books Upstairs, and it’s proving every cent of a bargain. My best…
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David O'Donnell Social Media Trends for 2017
By: | DHR News, Featured | 24th February 2017
In this week’s blog, Digital Account Executive, David O’Donnell takes a look at some of the social media trends that are set to shape Ireland’s digital landscape throughout 2017 and the effect they may have on how brands plan their social media output. Live video streaming is on the rise Live video streaming was one of the most note-worthy trends of 2016, introduced to the mainstream through Periscope, which is…
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David O'Donnell World Radio Day 2017: DHR’s favourite radio programmes
By: | DHR News, Featured | 13th February 2017
World Radio Day 2017 To mark World Radio Day today, we have asked some of the DHR Communications team which radio programmes and podcasts they regularly tune into and why… Catherine Heaney Apart from the obligatory listening (news and current affairs, mainly from RTÉ Radio 1 and Newstalk), I love ‘Live from the Met’ which is broadcast on Saturday evenings on Lyric FM; Doc on One, on RTÉ Radio 1, can often be very…
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Tony Heffernan World Prepares for Trump Presidency
By: | DHR News, Featured | 19th January 2017
Ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday 20th January, our Account Advisor Tony Heffernan gives his take on tomorrow’s events and the impact this could have on Ireland. Never before has the inauguration of a President of the United States been greeted with such apprehension and concern as generated by Donald Trump, not just in the U.S. itself, but throughout much of the rest of the world. 2016 was a…
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