Irish public service to the fore in a crisis

Hurricane Ophelia, which struck Ireland on Monday last, brought out and not for the first time, the best in Irish pub...

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We’re hiring

We're looking for a Client Executive to join our team. if you think you have what it takes, then get in touch.&nb...

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The Power of Goodwill in Business

There have been a number of occasions when I've had to defend the value of 'goodwill' in business. G...

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Getting Social With… Rosie Connolly

"Getting social with" is where we get to turn the tables and become journalists ourselves by sitting down with a fami...

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We can all be guilty of groupthink

Whether by accident or design we are all guilty of groupthink from time to time. But communication professiona...

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Getting Social With… Amanda Brunker

"Getting social with" is where we get to turn the tables and become journalists ourselves by sitting down with a fami...

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How political leanings influence accessing news online

It is no surprise that Ireland is a centrist country when it comes to politics. There has never been a strong left/ri...

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Walsh:PR executive nominated for Irish Young Communications Professional of the Year

We’re delighted to share the news that our colleague, Roseanne Regan, has been nominated for ‘Young ...

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Getting Social With… Christian Tierney

"Getting social with" is where we get to turn the tables and become journalists ourselves by sitting down with a fami...

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Internship Opportunity

We are delighted to announce that we have an immediate opening on our internship programme. This is ...

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Do journalists make good PR people?

Do journalists make good PR people? I posed that question recently during a presentation to a National Union of Journ...

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Maeve Governey Appointed Deputy MD at Walsh:PR

As one of Ireland’s leading consumer and corporate PR agencies, we are pleased to announce the appointment of M...

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Getting Social With… Lauren Arthurs

"Getting social with" is a new addition to the Walsh:PR blog, where we get to turn the tables and become journalists ...

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In defence of stereotyped Millennials

For the past number of years the world of work has been debating the new generation that has entered the workforce. T...

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We’re Hiring a Junior Client Executive

Walsh:PR is an award-winning and well-respected communications agency with an enviable list of clients.  Followi...

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Getting Social With… James Kavanagh

Our work often sees us rubbing shoulders with all kinds of exciting folks, from influencers to medical experts..."G...

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Four days when the Irish people were cut off from the world - by the media

It might sound like a coup but during four days in 1979 no one in Ireland, other than journalists could make an inter...

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Can the Trump leopard change its spots

Just when it seemed that the dust had settled on the US Presidential election the move for recounts in three swing st...

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How much can the Trump brand endure?

If ever there was a brand heading into crisis, it has to be the Trump brand. The privately owned, international Trump...

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Lessons for board directors from Olympic fallout

It is now almost two weeks since the Olympic Games in Rio ended. The athletes have all returned home and the m...

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Similarities between individual and corporate communications

There was a time when I was regularly asked: “What is PR?” or “What do you do?”It doesn&rsq...

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Senior PR Manager Joins Walsh:PR

Walsh:PR is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Hughes as Senior Client Manager.  Emily will be working...

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Brexit shows need for more visible leadership in EU

Since the result was announced early on Friday 24 June, there have been thousands of words written and spoken about t...

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Brexit - what now for PR in Ireland?

Today there will be two water cooler topics in businesses throughout Ireland. One is the Euro 2016 loss to France and...

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Information overload can be a frivolous annoyance or have serious consequences

Information overload is a modern phenomenon but one which exploded with the advent of social media.It means differe...

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Leadership, Talent, Teamwork & Reputation – a magic combination

Last December I contributed a blog about the amazing rise of Leicester City to the top of the UK Premier League and t...

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Humanising Brands in Ireland: ‘Sure, it’s in our nature’

A recent blog post from Vehr Communications, one of our global IPREX partners, referenced Ireland as somewhere that d...

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We’re Hiring a New Client Service Executive

Walsh:PR is a highly respected and well-established independent PR agency with a reputation for providing an outstand...

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Some business practices never change

Last month as part of its input into the commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, the Irish Independent ne...

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In PR you neglect local and trade media at your peril

Almost everyone in the PR world will have experienced a client or boss who is less than enamoured at being advised to...

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Reporting on Human Tragedy Can Bring Out The Best and Worst in the Media

It has been a week of unspeakable tragedy both at home, with the drowning in Buncrana, and abroad, with the terrorist...

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Pippa O’Connor & Suzanne Jackson ‘Most Admired’ by Fellow Irish Bloggers

Pippa O'Connor & Suzanne Jackson 'Most Admired' By Fellow Irish Bloggers Majority of bloggers ...

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The benefits of taking a break from social media

For a month around Christmas time I took a break from social media. Although to be honest it was more a quiet slide a...

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You can learn a thing or two from Premier League football

Football today is big business and the way clubs are managed and perform can have valuable lessons for every type of ...

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Processed Meat Warning Highlights Need for Expert Health Communications

I took a mid-term family break in Copenhagen last week. It’s a great city, famed for its pastries, lager and Da...

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Seeking Client Service Director & Client Service Executive

Due to ongoing business growth, we are now seeking a client service director and a client service executive to join o...

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When do you choose the super performer over the team?

Deciding on whether the super performer or the team is the most important to the organisation is a decision that many...

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PR but not as we knew it

As published in the 25th edition of Marketing.ie. The first issue of Marketing magazine in Sept...

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Walsh:PR InPerson Blog Shortlisted for Blog Award

We thought there was no better way to celebrate being shortlisted for an award by Blog Awards Ireland than to write a...

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More honesty in the procurement process would be of great benefit to everyone

One of the most misused phrases in business today is ‘value for money’.Frequently it is an excuse for s...

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New Senior Account Executive at Walsh:PR

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Roseanne Regan as Senior Account Executive.Galway native, Rosean...

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Is Europe Spiralling into a Reputational Crisis?

I recently attended a discussion in Ibec regarding the implications of a Greek exit from the euro zone. Former Presid...

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New York Times reporting of Berkeley Tragedy

There's very little anyone can say that can add to the outpouring of grief over the young Irish lives that were l...

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When honesty is the best policy

Honesty is a trait that has long been favoured in people. There are many biblical references to it and Shakespeare wr...

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How the ‘Yes’ Campaign Won the Day

Ireland’s same sex marriage referendum will be talked about, studied and deliberated over for many ye...

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Stepping into the shoes of a client

Walsh Public Relations has spent the past 30 years putting our clients first.As a result we have achieved a reputat...

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When restoring reputation is a long-term goal

PR professionals are well used to devising strategies to rescue clients who have had their reputation threatened...

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Is the Irish dairy sector to be used as a beacon of economic hope?

This week Irish dairy farmers can begin producing as much milk as they like. Up until now, the production of cow's mi...

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What books have influenced you?

If you ask yourself that question the answer may come quickly or it might take a little thought.I was prompted to a...

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New era for lobbying in Ireland

Irish lobbyists face into a new era with the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 signed into law this month by President ...

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State bodies don’t need to justify using PR

The use of external PR agencies is an established practise for organisations all over the globe yet it is somehow sti...

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Women in PR show that you don’t need gender quotas

Gender quotas in Irish politics is a hot topic. Political parties are now required to have at least 30% female candid...

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When Small Organisations need to Manage Big Issues

The recent case of Coláiste Eoin in Stillorgan, County Dublin cancelling a workshop to combat homoph...

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Let the General Election Games Begin

It looks like the run up to the general election has well and truly begun. Despite the recent Iri...

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Don’t shoot the messenger

Don’t shoot the messenger is a sentiment that has been around for hundreds of years. It has its origin in wars ...

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The Evolution of the PR Executive

I recently asked myself if a qualification in public relations was still a pre-requisite to working in the industry. ...

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Social media suits some businesses – but not all

Last month bookmaker Paddy Power was celebrating its success on social media around the World Cup in Brazil. It attra...

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Positive public relations for media owners and editors to disagree in public more often

It is not unusual for some media outlets to publish contrary views on a topic from different columnists or reporters....

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Is the gender balance in Irish PR swinging back to men?

Last month in Walsh Public Relations we sought a new client executive and for the first time in many years we receive...

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Can bonuses for just doing your job be justified

A recent survey among Irish local government executives found that the vast majority were dissatisfied that they were...

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Communication principles are the same whether in your personal or business relationships

Different management styles, whether in sport or business, are replicated by the variety of personal and communicatio...

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Intellectual Property is Back in Fashion

Yesterday’s ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the Dunnes Stores v Karen Millen case over th...

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In the worlds of business and sport management styles can vary enormously

The way a manager in sport or business goes about engaging with and managing the people who deliver for them can vary...

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Election posters are muted and lacking in creativity

It’s that time of year again when photography, graphic design and carefully crafted slogans are hanging out at ...

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Three practices that annoy me when networking

PR companies throughout the world are in the main SMEs. By and large their work comes through word-of-mouth recommend...

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Making Waves in China

With 2015 and the end of milk quotas only around the corner, there’s unprecedented optimism within the Irish da...

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