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Our People

Meet the MKC team, photographed at various Dublin landmarks including the historic Trinity College, bustling Grafton Street, the seat of the Irish parliament – Dáil Éireann, Georgian Dublin, and the magnificent stadium at Lansdowne Road, home to the Irish Rugby Football Union and the Football Association of Ireland.

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    Tim Kinsella, Managing Director

    Tim Kinsella has over 20 years experience in the PR Industry. For more information on Tim visit the Management Team page.


    +353 1 7038607Email: Tim@mkc.ieConnect on Linked In
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  • Ciarán Conlon, Director

    Ciarán is Director of Strategy and Public Policy with MKC, a highly experienced public policy professional and strategist, he has interacted at all levels of Government and across all departments and State agencies. An economist by training, he was most recently Special Adviser to Minister Richard Bruton at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. For more information on Ciarán visit the Management Team Page.

    +353 1 7038610Email:
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  • Laurie Mannix, Director

    Laurie Mannix is a Director of MKC Communications and one of Ireland’s most experienced PR practitioners. For more information on Laurie visit the Management Team page.

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  • Stephen O’Byrnes, Public Affairs Director

    Stephen O’Byrnes leads MKC Communications Political Lobbying (Public Affairs) team. Stephen has unrivalled experience in public affairs, journalism and communications.  For more information on Stephen visit the Management Team page.

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  • John Murphy

    John Murphy, Consultant

    John is former Secretary General of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. He is one of the most highly experienced public affairs experts in Ireland having worked at a senior level in the Departments of Enterprise, Environment, Transport, Finance and Labour as well as being a former Board member of IDA Ireland, the National Roads Authority, National Economic & Social Council and the Top Level Appointments Committee, among other appointments.


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  • Cian Connaughton, Client Director

    Cian holds a Masters in European Studies and a Bachelor of Arts (International) Degree (Politics and Sociology). He joined the Public Relations industry in 1999 and previously was Policy and Communications Manager for the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and a special advisor to Bernie Malone MEP.

    +353 1 7038611Email: Cian@mkc.ieConnect on Linked In
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  • Marie McMahon

    Marie McMahon, Client Director

    Marie has extensive experience working across a wide range of issues and offices in the public service.  In her role as head of the Press Office for the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation she was Press Officer for Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and before that for Minister Richard Bruton and Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor.  She also managed press for the Workplace Relations Commission, the Low Pay Commission, the National Competitiveness Council and the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs.

    +353 1 703 8612 Email:
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  • Brian Harrison, Client Director

    Brian holds a Masters in International Relations, a BA in Economics and History and a Diploma in Public Relations. He joined the PR industry in 2008 and was previously the Communications Manager for the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland.

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  • Richard Magnier, CLIENT MANAGER

    Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business & Sociology from Trinity College Dublin and joined the PR industry in 2013, where he worked on the Irish communications for a number of prominent global wine & spirit brands.

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  • John Reilly, Senior Client Executive

    John holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film & Media and he is also Founder and Editor-in-Chief of multi award-winning Irish technology website, www.TheEffect.Net. He has previously worked on a wide selection of technology and digital sector clients and has a keen interest in the consumer electronics market.

    +353 1 7038614Email: john@mkc.ieConnect on Linked In
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  • Sarah Lawlor, Senior Client Executive

    Sarah holds a Masters of Arts in Politics and a Bachelor of Arts Degree (History & Politics). She has over 10 years experience working in national public affairs and public relations. She is a former Ministerial Assistant and Parliamentary Assistant to two seperate Members of Parliament.

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  • Graham Union, Client Executive

    Graham holds a Bachelor of Business Studies, having also graduated from the Dublin Institute of Technology with a Master’s in Public Relations.

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  • Fiona Byrne, Office Administrator

    Fiona manages MKC’s busy office and provides full administrative support to the MKC team.

    +353 1 7038600Email:
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