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Tony Heffernan 2016: Political Year in Review
By: | DHR News, Featured, International, Political Insights, Public Affairs | 15th December 2016
The end of the year always puts us in a reflective mood. Our Account Adviser, Tony Heffernan, reflects on an eventful year for Irish and international politics.  The political year now drawing to a close must surely rank as one of the most dramatic and memorable – at home and abroad – of our recent history. For many people, of course, the year has been memorable for all the wrong…
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Catherine Final Thoughts on the US Election
By: | DHR News, Featured, International, Opinion, Political Insights | 8th November 2016
This US election has taken place in a virtual space.  Compared with recent general elections, advertising budgets have been slashed, even in the considerably well-funded Hillary Clinton campaign. Last week, I spent a few days on US election duty.  Walking the streets I noticed that billboard spaces were blank; passing by houses and cars noticing that there was an absence of posters or bumper stickers; going in and out of…
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Danny Trench Bowles Lessons to be Learned from the Brexit Referendum
By: | DHR News, Featured, Political Communications, Political Insights | 25th October 2016
The Remain side of the Brexit referendum failed to win the hearts and minds of voters because it spoke to the wrong people, in the wrong way, with the wrong voices and without listening to its audience. This was the conclusion of Sebastian Hamilton, Group Editor at Associated Newspapers, who was speaking at this month’s European Movement Ireland’s briefing on the results, strategies and fallout of the British referendum on…
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Tony Heffernan A Look Back Over the Political Year
By: | Featured, Political Insights | 16th December 2014
It was the former British Prime Minister who once said “a week is a long time in politics”. If this is so, the past year must have seen like an eternity to the parties in government in this country. How different it all was just twelve months ago.  December 2013 saw the government achieving its primary objective of waving goodbye to the Troika; the economic indicators were showing some signs…
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Tony Heffernan Tony Heffernan Discusses the Legislative Process
By: | Featured, Political Communications, Political Insights, Public Affairs | 10th December 2014
At the beginning of each parliamentary year – usually in September – the government of the day publishes its legislative programme outlining the Bills it intends to introduce and setting out what stage of preparation each piece is at.  The most recent list, published in September, lists 129 separate pieces of planned legislation. But how does a promise in the Programme for Government or in a speech made by a…
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Catherine A united brand for Dublin?
By: | Featured, Opinion, Political Insights | 3rd December 2014
Last week the Upper House of the Oireachtas was briefed on Ireland’s tourism performance. Since the downturn, we’ve been keener than ever to attract the tourist dollar.  Gabriel Byrne was anointed our cultural ambassador, and then we had the Gathering.  All laudable, but maybe lacking in long-term sustainability. In his briefing to the Seanad, the Minister for Transport and Tourism, Paschal Donohoe, reminded members of the recently-launched ‘Grow Dublin Alliance’.…
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Tony Heffernan Pre-Budget 2015 Blog: Budget Day Through the Years
By: | Featured, Political Insights, Public Affairs | 30th September 2014
As Budget Day 2015 fast approaches, DHR Account Director Tony Heffernan explores significant Budget Days of recent times, the decline in impact due to leaks, how they are a source of nervousness for governments, and the changing nature of budget delivery over the years. With the Dáil back in full swing and the parliamentary party ‘think-ins’ safely out of the way, political and media attention will now focus on the budget, due…
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