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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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Robert Higgins National Library to host series of poetry events this autumn
By: | DHR News, Featured, Press Releases | 20th September 2017
PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, 19th September 2017 National Library to host series of poetry events this autumn The National Library of Ireland (NLI) has today (19.09.17) announced that it will host a series of poetry events this autumn. The programme will be headlined by a special celebration to mark ten years of Poetry Aloud, the annual poetry speaking competition for post-primary schools, organised by the NLI in partnership with Poetry Ireland.…
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Louise Archbold National Library announces major redevelopment programme
By: | DHR News, Press Releases | 13th July 2017
The National Library of Ireland (NLI) has today (12.07.17) announced that it is embarking on a major redevelopment of its main building on Kildare Street, Dublin 2, in partnership with the Office of Public Works (OPW) and funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The project is called ‘Reimagining the National Library’. It will allow the NLI to create the storage and preservation conditions necessary to keep…
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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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