He has represented organisations in the education, transport, energy, media, and social care sectors. He has extensive experience in handling a wide-range of communications challenges and in the delivery of campaigns to maximise benefit from new opportunities.
Adrian was Chief of Staff for then Leader of the Labour Party, Pat Rabbitte TD, and was Campaign Director of the Irish Alliance for Europe during the second Nice referendum. For his work on that referendum, Adrian was awarded the prize of ‘Young European of the Year’ by the Schwarzkopf Foundation in Berlin.
Adrian delivers media and presentation skills training for many clients across a range of sectors, preparing them for national media interviews, as well as major speeches, interviews and presentations. He also works in a voluntary capacity with many groups, encouraging people to develop their skills and confidence in public speaking.
Adrian has been a national media spokesperson, appearing on television and radio on a variety of subjects and has spoken at many conferences, especially on EU-related matters. He is a columnist with the Western People newspaper and has frequently contributed to The Irish Times.
Adrian holds an MPhil as well as a BA in History and Political Science from Trinity College Dublin. While at Trinity, he was President of the Students’ Union and was a national debating champion.
Outside of work, Adrian’s interests include following the fortunes of the Mayo football team and reading history.
Adrian is a member of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland.