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Tony Heffernan

Account Advisor

Tony is an experienced political communications professional, having spent almost 30 years working in the Oireachtas.

At DHR, he provides high-level public affairs and strategic advisory services to clients across the statutory, regulatory and not-for-profit sectors.

When he is not working, Tony is a loyal follower of Shamrock Rovers and goes to as many matches as he can. He is also a keen reader of both fiction and non-fiction; enjoys a nice meal or a few pints with friends; and a good argument.

Tony’s role in Irish politics was recognised in early 2013, in the form of a book written by Brian Kenny, which was entitled, ‘From Merrion Square to Merrion Street’.

During his time working in politics, he held a number of roles including Press and Parliamentary Director for the Labour Party from 2000 to 2011, and Assistant Government Press Secretary for the Rainbow Coalition Government between 1994 and 1997.  He was also a member of the Government’s media strategy groups for the successful divorce and bail referenda.

Immediately prior to joining the DHR team, Tony served as Media Director for Michael D. Higgins’ successful presidential election campaign, and he continues to maintain strong contacts within Leinster House.

He is a member of the National Union of Journalists and the Public Relations Institute of Ireland.

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Tony Heffernan

Account Advisor

Tony is an experienced political communications professional, having spent almost 30 years working in the Oireachtas.

At DHR, he provides high-level public affairs and strategic advisory services to clients across the statutory, regulatory and not-for-profit sectors.

When he is not working, Tony is a loyal follower of Shamrock Rovers and goes to as many matches as he can. He is also a keen reader of both fiction and non-fiction; enjoys a nice meal or a few pints with friends; and a good argument.

Tony’s role in Irish politics was recognised in early 2013, in the form of a book written by Brian Kenny, which was entitled, ‘From Merrion Square to Merrion Street’.

During his time working in politics, he held a number of roles including Press and Parliamentary Director for the Labour Party from 2000 to 2011, and Assistant Government Press Secretary for the Rainbow Coalition Government between 1994 and 1997.  He was also a member of the Government’s media strategy groups for the successful divorce and bail referenda.

Immediately prior to joining the DHR team, Tony served as Media Director for Michael D. Higgins’ successful presidential election campaign, and he continues to maintain strong contacts within Leinster House.

He is a member of the National Union of Journalists and the Public Relations Institute of Ireland.