Kate Scott

Digital Marketing Consultant

When it comes to communications, Kate is a strong believer in keeping things as simple as possible. She has a passion for innovative technologies and how they can be best used to communicate for clients. This comes from over 10 years experience working in digital communications at senior level for companies like Irish Distillers and Rothco.

Kate’s skills also extend to design, marketing and advertising. At Walsh:PR, she develops creative digital and integrated marketing strategies across our broad range of clients and industry sectors. 

Kate Scott

Mairéad Foley

Public Affairs Consultant

Mairéad’s bright and cheery demeanour hides an astute political mind shaped by a career which includes working as Press Advisor to Ministers, acting as spokesperson for Government Departments and an enviable track record in both private and public sector PR. With a reputation for both integrity and sound judgement, Mairéad has initiated and implemented numerous successful strategic approaches to public and commercial issues.  

She has also prepared clients for appearances before Oireachtas Committees and for media interviews. She has written extensively in print and was the first presenter of consumer social welfare advice on RTE and regularly broadcasts on radio.

Mairéad’s experience is supported by a Master’s Degree in Commerce (Government & Public Policy) in which she achieved first class honours.

Mairéad Foley

Louise Shortall

Integrated Marketing Consultant

Louise brings unrivalled marketing, analytical and strategic skills to deal with issues for national and international FMCG brands. She understands client-side issues, being former Head of Consumer Marketing at Nestlé Ireland.

One of her biggest achievements is steering the Nescafé brand to market leadership in Ireland. Louise also worked with Irish-owned bread maker, McCambridge Bread. Commercially astute and great to deal with, she has a very clear focus on delivering results for our clients.

Louise Shortall

Maeve Governey

Deputy Managing Director

Maeve has extensive industry expertise across retail, public sector, technology and financial. Currently leading accounts in the food and sustainability sectors, Maeve brings a strategic, yet creative approach to her high profile communications campaigns.

Her broad experience is gained from a career working at a number of leading PR agencies, as well as running her own business for a number of years. Innovative, skillful and well-connected, Maeve is one of the most effective public relations professionals working in Dublin today.

Tara Mulvany

Communications Consultant

Tara started her career with Walsh:PR. She moved on to gain client-side experience in the press office of the Irish Farmers’ Association and then as Corporate Affairs Manager at the world’s largest food company, Nestlé.  She has also worked with clients in the area of food packaging and sustainability.  

Tara has brought her experience back to Walsh:PR where she is a creative force with a great eye for detail. Being very knowledgeable in the food, environmental education and tourism sectors, she specialises in issues, crisis and change management, regulatory and public affairs, media relations, consumer marketing and sponsorship management.

Tara is a member of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland and the Guild of Agricultural Journalists.

Tara Mulvany

Emily Hughes

Client Director

A strategic and focused thinker, Emily is an experienced Client Director who has worked both in-agency and in-house during her career. Passionate about her clients, she achieves results by immersing herself in their way of working, their culture and their goals. Emily sees the bigger picture and delivers informed and creative communications strategies that really deliver.

A Cork native, Emily’s experience across a broad range of sectors, including FMCG, Lifestyle, Travel, Technology, Business to Business and Online business, is gained from a career working in agency as well as in-house in Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland.

Emily holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College Cork and a Masters in Public Relations from Dublin Institute of Technology.

Caroline Heywood

Managing Director

Naturally calm and reasoned, Caroline is all about results. She has almost 30 years of hands-on experience in audience insight, strategic counseling including issue and crisis management, internal communications, media relations and consumer marketing. She has led communications programmes for clients in a diverse range of sectors including healthcare & pharma, food & nutrition, consumer lifestyle, travel & tourism, building & construction, charity, motoring and business to business.

Caroline is a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland, former board member and honorary treasurer of the Public Relations Consultants Association and a member of the Executive Committee and chair of the Best Practice Committee of the global PR platform, IPREX. As MD, her ethos is for Walsh:PR to always deliver ‘over and above’ for clients. If it really matters to you and needs to be done right, talk to Caroline.

Jim Walsh

Executive Chairman

As one of the most trusted people in Irish public relations, clients have grown to depend on Jim for wise council and guidance. He adds most value through vast experience of crisis communication, issues management, corporate communications, public affairs and media training. If you are facing into a communications crisis, Jim is the man to have on your side.

Jim is a lecturer on PR and a published author on Crisis Communications. He is former head of the international PR Network IPREX, the Public Relations Consultants Association and the Public Relations Institute of Ireland, where he is a lifetime Fellow. Jim is also a member of the National Union of Journalists and the Guild of Agricultural Journalists.

Jim Walsh

Jim Walsh

Executive Chairman
Email: jim@walshpr.ie

Caroline Heywood

Caroline Heywood

Managing Director
Email: caroline@walshpr.ie

Maeve Governey

Maeve Governey

Deputy Managing Director
Email: maeve@walshpr.ie

Emily Hughes

Emily Hughes

Client Director
Email: emily@walshpr.ie

Kate Scott

Kate Scott

Digital Marketing Consultant


Tara Mulvany

Tara Mulvany

Communications Consultant


Louise Shortall

Louise Shortall

Integrated Marketing Consultant


Mairéad Foley

Mairéad Foley

Public Affairs Consultant