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Lobbying and public affairs is about far more than simply making representations to politicians and civil servants from time to time. To be successful it requires an in-depth knowledge of the public policy formation process which can only be gained through many years of experience.

MKC Communications brings that expertise to bear on behalf of clients who find themselves having to engage with a political and regulatory system which is becoming increasingly complex.

Ciarán Conlon is Director of Strategy and Public Policy with MKC. A former senior Government Adviser, he is a highly experienced public policy professional and strategist.  He provides strategic advisory services to clients, supporting their understanding of the public policy environment.

Stephen O’Byrnes is one of the country’s top lobbyists and he and his team have worked at the highest political levels in the country for decades. They have created successful public affairs campaigns for companies and representative organisations from across the economy, both domestic and multinational.

This success is based both on knowledge of the system itself, as well as having extensive personal relationships built up over many years with many key players.

MKC also monitors political and regulatory developments on a continual basis. We are aware of what’s happening throughout government, and the legislative and regulatory systems and apply this insight on behalf of clients whose interests may be impacted.

MKC is registered with the Standards in Public Office Commission and the Register of Lobbying and acts in accordance with the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015.