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Eoghan Ó Neachtain Director of Public Affairs

Eoghan Ó Neachtain has over twenty years of experience in public affairs, communications and stakeholder management, and has a proven track record of achievement operating at the highest of Government, commercial semi state and international organisations.

Uniquely he served as Press Secretary to three Governments and Taoiseach. From 2000 to 2007 he was Head of Public Affairs with the ESB and before that again he served in the Irish Defence Forces – retiring in 2000 with the rank of Commandant after spending the last six years of his military career as the Forces Head of Communications. Most recently he spent three years as Group Head of Public Affairs at ERVIA.

He has a proven ability in the formulation and implementation of strategic plans and has developed an unparalleled network of contacts at the most senior levels of politics, media, as well as both national and international agencies and organisations. He is highly skilled in all areas of media presentation and is experienced in report writing and making presentation to Prime Ministers, Government Ministers and senior Executives. He is hugely experienced in managing media responses, crisis and planned and creating positive public awareness.

He holds a Master Degree in Communications from DCU, and is a regular contributor on national radio and TV programmes covering Irish and international affairs. In addition to this, he lecturers on media/public affairs and crisis planning and communications in a few third level institutions and appears regularly as a rugby analyst on TG4 TV.