Dr Trevor Clohessy

Dr Trevor Clohessy has been researching and teaching about blockchain technologies for the past 6 years. He has also written extensively on the topic in news media outlets, journals, and industry magazines. In 2018, Trevor wrote one of the first industry reports which examined factors impacting the adoption of blockchain technologies in Ireland. Trevor is...

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Mary Morgan MMII MBS

Mary Morgan worked for over 12 years in senior sales, marketing & business development roles in the pharmaceutical & healthcare sector with United Drug Plc, Baxter Healthcare & JanssenCilag. Following on from this she established her own company morganMPR providing marketing services, e-marketing services & business consulting to microbusinesses and SME’s in retail, hospitality, health-wellness...

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Eugene O’Regan

Eugene O’Regan hails from the county of Cork and has taught for over 20 years. This has been primarily in the areas of coding and other data related ICT topics. His vast experience has been augmented by various qualifications, underlying Eugene’s commitment to education. As well as Python, Eugene has taught related topics such as...

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John Honan

John Honan is a Software Engineer with over 20 years’ experience across the e-commerce and finance industries. Having worked as Global Head of Data Strategy at Groupon, John knows how to build robust BI systems that deliver meaningful business information. He has also mentored and led teams of data analysts and delivered analytics solutions at...

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Kathy Horgan

Kathy graduated with an LLB in Law and Criminology and later with a LLM in Laws. She also holds a post-graduate certificate in Teaching in Higher Education and a post graduate certificate in Education Law. She is a member of The Association of Data Protection Officers. Kathy also lectures law and business at Griffith College...

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Paul MacCotte

Dr. Paul MacCotter, MA, PHd, M.A.G.I., is a native of Cork City and obtained his MA in 1994 and his PhD in 2006 in University College Cork. These were for work in the areas of medieval history and genealogy. He has worked both as a genealogist and medieval historian for many years, and has published...

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Michael Carstairs

Michael Carstairs is a game designer and developer. He has studied game design for 6 years and has achieved an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Game Design from TU Dublin. Michael has developed several games that can be across steam, itch.io and new grounds, with animated characters and environments that encourage immersive storytelling and gameplay. Creating...

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Terence Lande

Terence has held leadership roles in the ICT Industry for over 20 years. He also has held Educational roles as both a course designer and lecturer in the Computer Science & Data Science domains. Terence has formal qualifications in both Computer Science (B.Sc ) and Educational Technology(Dip). He has worked extensively abroad with a particular...

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Des Murtagh, MAGI, Ed.D., M.A

Des Murtagh has worked in all sectors of the Irish educational system. He holds degrees and diplomas in Education, Adult Education, Theology and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. He joined Accredited Genealogists Ireland in 2018 and runs his own business (Murtagh Genealogy Services) in order to provide assistance to others in tracing their ancestral family...

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Pamela Bradley, FAGI

Pamela Bradley joined Accredited Genealogists Ireland and in 1980 and is now a fellow of the Association. In her role as a professional genealogist, Pamela has organised the AGI Advisory service which was provided at each of the four Genealogical Congresses held in Dublin. She also undertook research for the BBC series ‘Who Do You...

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Stephanie Ewing

Stephanie Ewing has 20 years of experience in information technology and information security leadership.  She spent several years working with leaders of critical infrastructure organizations across the nation to improve their security programs. Through workshops, training classes and tabletop exercises, Stephanie has worked to educate organizations on security threats and risk management strategies.  Stephanie has...

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John Sexton

John Sexton is a Chartered Engineer Electronic Engineering. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from DCU, obtained in 1998.John originally worked in the Telecoms sector before moving into Network Engineering in the nineties. In 1998, he joined the lecturing staff in the Institute of Technology Tallaght, now part of the Technological University of Dublin....

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Aoife Prendergast

Aoife Prendergast is a Lecturer in the Department of Humanities at the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Having completed both her undergraduate (BSc, Diploma sa Gaeilge) and postgraduate studies (MA in Health Promotion) at NUI Galway, Aoife has undertaken a diverse breadth of work with a variety of client groups and settings. Aoife has substantial...

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Gráinne Farrell

Gráinne has nearly twenty years’ experience in the Marketing Industry,  creating successful Marketing strategies that align with Company Objectives. She has a diverse portfolio at global and national level including gaming, software, energy, insurance & recycling. She has been involved in some substantial partnerships including Manchester United Football Club and had worked on projects with...

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Michael Walsh, MAGI, B.Sc (Econ)

Michael Walsh has been a member of AGI since 2012. After graduating from University College London with a degree in economics and politics, Michael enjoyed a career in information technology, working for several large British and American companies in senior project management roles. On retirement from these roles, he established his own professional genealogical research...

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Tony Hennessy, MAGI

Tony Hennessy, has been a member of AGI since 2012 having studied genealogy in University College Dublin (1993-94) under the tutelage of Seán Murphy MA. Tony is now a Lecturer on the NUI Diploma in Genealogy at University College Cork and at the University of Limerick Certificate in History of Family & Genealogical Methods. He...

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Steven Smyrl, MAGI, FSG, FIGRS

Steven has been a Member of AGI since 1991.  He is a leading legal and probate genealogist, and a specialist in non-conformist religions in Ireland.  He is author of Irish Methodists – Where Do I Start? (1999) and joint author of Irish Civil Registration – Where Do I Start? (2000), both published by the Council of Irish...

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Joan Sharkey, MAGI

Joan has been a Member of AGI since 2003.  She has been involved in genealogy and local history since the 1980s, when she joined a local group that became the Raheny Heritage Society.  In 1998 she received a Diploma in Local History from NUI Maynooth. Undertaking further research on her diploma project resulted in the...

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Georgina Scally, MAGI

Georgina has been a Member of AGI since 2016, having been an Affiliate from 2015.  Prior to working as a genealogist, she had a successful career as a professional field archaeologist, excavating and carrying out research assignments throughout Ireland.  One of her larger projects brought her to the west coast, where she spent almost a...

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Sandy O’Byrne, MAGI

Sandy O’Byrne has been a Member of AGI since 2017, having been an Affiliate from 2014.  Prior to working in ancestral research she was a journalist and features writer, covering particularly food, wine, travel and books.  She also wrote three books and was a part-time lecturer.  She had graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an...

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Nicola Morris, MAGI

Nicola has been a Member of AGI since 2009.  She is well-known to television viewers for her appearance in the British, American and Irish versions of Who Do You Think You Are?, as well as Where were Your Ancestors During the Famine, The Genealogy Roadshow and The Great House Revival.  Having graduated with a history...

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Máire Mac Conghail, FAGI, FIGRS

Máire has been a Member of AGI since 1990.  She began her career while a student at UCD, working part-time for the Genealogical Office.  She returned to the field some years later and eventually applied for AGI membership.  Later she took the Local Studies course at NUI, Maynooth, obtaining a diploma in 1997.  Over the...

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John Grenham, MAGI, FIGRS

John has been a Member of AGI since its foundation.  His Tracing your Irish Ancestors (5th ed.2019) is the most popular guide book on Irish genealogy, known worldwide.  As well as writing several other books, he had a regular column in the Irish Times and he now has a highly regarded blog http://www.johngrenham.com/blog/.  His Irish Ancestors...

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Sandra Doble, MAGI

Sandra has been a Member of AGI since 2015, having been an Affiliate from 2013.  Previously she had worked in accountancy, having qualified as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.  Having worked for over fifteen years in auditing and as a finance manager, she decided to turn to her true passion of...

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Paul Noone

Paul has been successfully teaching ICT to students in various colleges and schools for many years, while prior to and during this time, he established his own Web and Graphic Design business, creating a large portfolio of clients Paul has a vast knowledge of business, being involved in the retail sector for many years, owning...

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James McGovern

James is a Case Processing Legal Panel Member in the International Protection Office of the Department of Justice. He is a member of the UK Immigration Law Practitioners Association, the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, and an Associate Member of the International Association of Refugee and Migration Judges.He is the founder and...

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Alison Dunne

Alison Dunne has many years’ experience working as a Company accountant. Her strengths are cash management, processing re-engineering and management of a finance function within a company. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer in Quest Recruitment Ltd., a leading recruitment company, solely dedicated to recruiting for Accountancy and Financial Services Professionals.

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Anne Marie Cogan

Anne Marie Cogan is a qualified ACCA Accountant and holds a 1:1 Level 8 degree in Accountancy. She was an award-winning student who received recognition from Chartered Accountants Ireland for achieving the highest grade in her undergraduate degree. Anne Marie has over two decades of experience in the business environment. She is an excellent communicator...

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Anita Brady

Anita Brady BSoc.Sc., MScoc.Sc. is a graduate of Maynooth University and a Bachelor of Sociology and Social Policy and holds a Master’s Degree in Rights and Social Policy. Upon completion of Anita’s undergraduate Degree, she was awarded first-class honours in respect of her Dissertation which examined the experiences of whistleblowers in Ireland. Anita has presented...

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Helen Bunbury

Helen Bunbury

Helen Bunbury is an internationally experienced Independent Director, Executive Director, Non-Executive Director, Board member, Trustee and Chairperson, with 30+ years working in industry leading organisations in the Financial Services, Legal, Public Services, Professional Services and NGO sectors. She has worked across UK, Ireland, Europe, Asia, Middle East, The Caribbean and the Americas in senior executive...

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Moira Lawson

Documentary Photographer / Journalist / Production Manager / Researcher (Film and TV) Moira has been travelling the world since 2003 photographing and writing about people and their cultures.Throughout the years she has spent time as a photo-journalist for NGO’s in countries such as South Africa, Malawi, Colombia and Kenya. This work has seen her capture...

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Mr. Niall O’Flynn

Journalist, Writer/ Director Niall O’Flynn is a writer and director. A former award-winning journalist, he covered major international news and sports events for newspapers, radio & TV – working in the Middle East, USA, Australia, Europe, UK & Ireland, and heading national radio coverage of elections, referenda, budgets and major international news stories, including the...

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Helen Walsh - City Colleges Lecturer

Helen Walsh

Helen Walsh is an international Life and Health Coach and one of Ireland’s leading wellness experts. Her portfolio of clients include some of the biggest names from entertainment, politics, media and business,Helen is best known for motivating and supporting thousands of people to achieve their individual goals. Helen has extensive experience in Fitness, Psychology, Coaching,she...

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Lecturer on Diploma in Music

Duncan Brickenden

Duncan Brickenden trained at the Conservatory of Music (DIT) and the Royal Academy of Music, London. At the Conservatory he studied organ with Peter Sweeney and voice with Colette McGahon. Progressing from here with a Bachelor of Music, he trained at the Academy with countertenor Michael Chance and Philip Doghan. Transitioning from singing after his...

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Andrew McKeown City Colleges

Andrew McKeown

Andrew McKeown is a practising barrister, having studied in UCD, where he was Swift McNeill Scholar. In addition to the Barrister-at-Law Degree, he holds a B.A. in History and English, and a Masters in Common Law. Andrew practises in criminal law, judicial review, and general common law. He has worked on all levels of criminal...

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Dr Barry Smith

Dr. Barry Smith

An absolutely brilliant lecturer. Viktorija Balandina

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Mel

Mel Kilkenny

Good notes, good exam focus, no BS. Tomas Corrigan

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Ms. Brenda Power BL

Barrister, Journalist & Broadcaster Brenda Power has been in journalism for almost 40 years. She has worked for the Irish Press and Sunday Press, initially as a news reporter, later as a feature writer and columnist, and then moved to the Sunday Tribune as a reporter, feature writer, and columnist. Brenda has worked as a presenter/reporter...

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Dr Myles Dungan

Myles Dungan is a broadcaster and journalist with more than forty years experience of working in Irish radio and TV, as a presenter and programme maker. He has, since 1980, presented Five Seven Live, Rattlebag, Today with Myles Dungan, The History Show and Prime Time on RTE Radio and TV. In 2012 he received a...

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John Grenham

John Grenham has been called “the godfather of Irish genealogy”. He is a presenter of the hit RTE TV show “The Genealogy Roadshow”. Among his publications is  the standard guide to Irish genealogy, Tracing your Irish Ancestors (4th ed.2012). He was Project Manager with the Irish Genealogical Project from 1991 to 1995 and later went on to...

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Event management lecturer

Gráinne Brookfield

Gráinne Brookfield is an accomplished Event Director, having worked in events for more than 15 years, managing festivals, conferences, weddings, exhibitions and many parties. Gráinne held the position of Manager of the O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere & Business Manager of Belvedere College for three years, during which time she honed her event marketing skills. She is...

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Declan Power

Declan Power

Declan Power is a former career soldier who served in the three combat arms of the Irish Army on a variety of operations both at home and abroad. He completed various specialist courses and was attached to the Chief of Staff’s branch at Defence Force Headquarters. He attended the military college and completed a degree in...

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Dr Rene Gapert

Dr René Gapert

Dr René Gapert is a freelance Consultant Forensic Anthropologist in Ireland.  He trained as a Medical Dissector/Prosector in Anatomy, Pathology and Forensic Medicine in Berlin, Heidelberg and Düsseldorf in Germany and pursued doctoral research studies in Forensic Anthropology and Human Anatomy at University College Dublin in Ireland. He holds a Doctorate (PhD) in Forensic Anthropology and...

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Patrick Rooney

Patrick Rooney has been practising as a barrister at the Bar of Ireland since 2012 and has a wide range of experience in civil practice, including general tort, contract law, and regulatory law. Patrick has also been advising in relation to data protection matters in litigation. Having recently completed a course in Data Protection Practice with the Law Society...

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Alison Dillon

Alison Dillon holds a Bachelor of Business and Law degree from University College Dublin, a postgraduate degree in Psychology and a Master’s of Science degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis both from TCD. She has had a number of journal articles published and has delivered conference presentations in the field of psychology, with a particular interest in...

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Isobel Butler

Isobel Butler has a BA (Hons) in  Psychology an MSc in Organisational Psychology. Since 1997 she has provided a wide range of services to organisations across both the public and private sector.  Her work has included Training and Development; Organisational Development ; Conflict management ; Respect and dignity and anti- bullying initiatives ; Health and Safety;...

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Professor Carel La Roux

Professor Carel La Roux will deliver a one-hour lecture during the programme sharing his expert insights into the current state of obesity treatments and possible future directions in the field.

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Dr Al-Najim, Nutrition Lecturer

Dr Werd Al-Najim

Responsible for delivering the programme and facilitating the workshops. Dr Werd Al-Najim is a Consultant in Nutrition specialized in the treatment of obesity and obesity-related diseases. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science from Kingston University/UK and a PhD from Imperial College London/UK where she investigated novel treatments for obesity. She also holds a health...

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Dr Al-Najim, Nutrition Lecturer

Dr. Werd Al-Najim

Dr Werd Al-Najim is a Nutrition Scientist and Health Coach.  Werd gained her BSc degree in Nutrition Science from Kingston University in London.  Shortly after graduating she commenced on a research career in Imperial College London where she investigated obesity treatments. In 2012, Werd started a PhD degree investigating a novel endoscopic intervention for obesity...

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Katie Crean

Katie Crean is a Senior Occupational Therapist with over six years’ experience of practice. She currently works in Saint John of God where she specialises in adult ADHD and coordinates the Wellness and Recovery programme. Katie uses mindfulness in her own routine clinical practice and also facilitates mindfulness courses for the general public as well groups...

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Dr. Liam Challenor

Dr. Liam Challenor is a psychologist focusing on the areas of cyberpsychology, education, human development and social psychology. Liam conducted his PhD research in the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre in DCU. Liam’s PhD focused on the cyberbullying of post-primary teachers in Ireland, specifically examining victimisation, its impacts and required interventions and policy supports required....

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Dr. Finian Fallon

Dr. Finian Fallon is a Chartered Psychologist and holds a Doctorate in Psychotherapy from DCU. In addition to providing a range of counselling services, his past work experience includes providing online and face to face therapy for clients with PTSD, survivors of childhood abuse and survivors of torture. In 2018 he completed a widely reported...

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Nicola Mitchell

Nicola Mitchell has over 20 years’ experience of working with children, adolescents and adults as a professionally qualified social worker, accredited psychotherapist, and psychologist. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies (BSS, CQSW) from Trinity College Dublin in 1994. Since then she has worked as a child protection social worker, and as a medical...

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John Deane-O’Keeffe FRSA

John Deane-O’Keeffe is a Criminologist, Lecturer in Law & Forensic Psychology and a Historian. He is also a Journalist and Radio Broadcaster. John is currently Dean, College of Criminology & Policing Studies at City Colleges, Dublin where he is also a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law on the FE1 programme. He is a Magistrate in...

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Helen O’Sullivan

Helen is a graduate of both University College Dublin and the Honorable Society of the Kings Inns. Having completed the Barrister-at-Law degree at the Honorable Society of the King’s Inns, she was called to the Bar in 2014. She practises predominantly in the area of Succession Law and property law. Helen also lectures succession law...

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Philip Burke

Philip is a graduate of the University of London and the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. He was called to the Bar in 1998 and established Griffith College’s Professional Law School in the same year. He was Head of the Professional Law School at Griffith College for nine years, and Joint Head of its Undergraduate...

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padraig walsh

Pádraig Walsh

Pádraig Walsh (BA, MA)  Course Lecturer Pádraig is a Behaviour Specialist working with Actualise.  He has a wealth of experience working with families, organisations and schools using Positive Behaviour Supports and Functional Assessment to help people identify the factors that are contributing to challenging situations and identify the messages behind behaviour. Pádraig’s work also focuses...

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Dr. Aoife Quinn

Dr Aoife Quinn completed a BA in Psychology at National University of Maynooth followed by a PhD at the School of Psychology, University College Dublin. In 2014, Aoife was awarded an Enterprise Partnership Scholarship by the Irish Research Council. As a member of the City Colleges faculty, Aoife teaches the Sport and Exercise Psychology, Counselling...

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Sarah Strange

Sarah Strange

An engaging and popular lecturer, Sarah Strange has extensive experience in the field of consumer behaviour and marketing.  She was awarded a first in BSc Marketing from DIT and is a recipient of the McEvoy and Associates Award for Best Dissertation and Rose Memorial Shield for Best Analysis of the Marketing Case Study.  She was...

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Keith Finglas

Keith is an experienced programme manager and team leader, used to managing and delivering scopes around strategy, routine objectives and crisis situations – or what one client called ‘living in the middle of gory messes’. He has worked in U.S.A., South America, Europe (Belgium, U.K.), Middle and Far East, spending 21 years for G.E. (U.S.A.), Guinness U.K. and...

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David Sweetman

David is a barrister practising in civil and commercial law. He graduated with an honours degree in Business and Law from University College Dublin, an LLM from Trinity College Dublin, and was the John Brooke Scholar in King’s Inns.  Prior to commencing practice at the Irish bar, David worked in financial services as a regulatory...

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Francis

Francis Mac Aonghus

Francis Mac Aonghus has over 10 years of experience working in the UK and Ireland in a digital marketing environment, bringing together digital strategies to deliver business goals. His client and agency experience with brands, including eumom and encendo in Ireland, allows him to gain first-hand experience in the intricate workings of a digital marketing plan...

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Simon Donagh

Simon Donagh

Simon is a lecturer at City Colleges and a practicing barrister as a member of the Bar of Ireland. Since 2016 he lectures in constitutional law on the FE1, King’s Inns and QLTT courses. Simon is also currently a tutor on the Barrister-at-Law Degree Course in the King’s Inns. He previously lectured in advocacy and...

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Brendan

Brendan Foley

Brendan graduated with a degree in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin in 1996. He was called to the Irish Bar in 2005, and has been in practice at the Bar and lecturing on professional courses since 2006. He was awarded the Antonia O’Callaghan prize for Constitutional Law in 2004. Brendan has lectured in Constitutional...

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Mark Curran

Mark is a practising barrister and an experienced legal educator. He graduated from University College Dublin with a First Class Honours Degree in Business and Law and subsequently completed an LLM at the University of Cambridge specialising in commercial law. Mark completed the Barrister-At-Law Degree at the Honourable Society of King’s Inns and was called...

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Ciarán Lawlor

Ciarán Lawlor is a practicing Barrister and an experienced legal educator. Ciarán graduated from University College Dublin with an Honours Degree in Law, and proceeded to study at the Honorable Society of the King’s Inns . He completed his studies at the King’s Inns and was called to the Irish Bar in 2005. He subsequently...

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Tara Murphy

Tara Murphy is a practising barrister, who has worked in advisory, policy and research roles in both the Public and Private Sectors. From 2013 to 2015, Tara worked with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. The Department is responsible for a number of initiatives to improve the openness, transparency and accountability of the Civil...

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Ellen O'Callaghan

Ellen O’Callaghan

Ellen is Barrister and Law Lecturer in City Colleges. She is a graduate of Dublin City College University where she attained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Economics, Politics and Law. Ellen went on to study at the Honorable Society of King’s Inns where she qualified as a Barrister in 2013. She was called...

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Dominic Wilkinson

Dominic is a practising Barrister and has specialised in the area of employment law and dispute resolution.  He holds post graduate qualifications in Arbitration Law and Human Resource Management.  He also works as a HR Consultant.  He has worked with a range of organisations, unionised and non-unionised, in the public and private sector in Ireland...

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Chloë Cass

Chloë is a barrister with a mixed general practice which has a special focus towards personal injuries law, judicial review and language rights. Chloë graduated with a BCL in Law and Irish from Maynooth University and a Barrister at Law Degree from King’s Inns. In addition to her work in the Courts, Chloë is a...

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Conor Duff

Conor Duff is a graduate of Maynooth University (LL.B.); The Honorable Society of King’s Inns (B.L) and the Law Society of Ireland (Dip. Construction law). He graduated from Maynooth University and the Law Society of Ireland with a first-class honours in both his LL.B. degree and his Diploma in Construction Law. He went on to...

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