Wednesday, 14th August 2013
Former Government Minister Pat Carey Joins DHR Communications
DHR Communications, one of Ireland’s leading PR firms, announced today (14.08.13) that former Government Minister Pat Carey has joined its team on a consultancy basis.
Mr. Carey will work in the areas of consultation management, strategy and public affairs.
Catherine Heaney, Managing Director of DHR Communications, said: “Pat brings with him a wealth of experience in politics, public affairs, stakeholder engagement and mediation. We know he will be a valuable addition to our team.”
DHR Communications was founded in 2004 and, since then, has expanded to a 10-strong team. The company is chaired by Peter Cassells, a former General Secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and current Executive Director of the Kennedy Centre for Conflict Intervention at NUI Maynooth.
DHR Communications specialises in providing integrated PR supports to clients, encompassing media relations, public affairs, consultation and project management. It has a strong focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR), and is currently shortlisted for an award in the ‘SME’ category of Chambers Ireland’s annual CSR Awards.
Key clients for DHR Communications include the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, the Digital Hub Development Agency, Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company, Samaritans Ireland and Skillnets.
Pat Carey served as Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs and Minister for Transport during the last Government’s term of office (2010 to 2011). He was Government Chief Whip from 2008 to 2010, and Minister of State for Drugs Strategy and Community Affairs from 2007 to 2008. In total, he was a member of the Oireachtas for 14 years, and a member of Dublin City Council for 18 years. During his time on Dublin City Council, he served on the governing body of DIT and was a member of City of Dublin VEC. Prior to his political career, he worked as a primary-school teacher.