Kevin Cleary

Chartered Environmentalist, Verde Environmental Consultants

Kevin Cleary is a Chartered Environmentalist with 17 years of experience in environmental consultancy.

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Kevin has provided training to regulators and private sector clients on environmental and planning compliance matters. Kevin’s areas of expertise include Environmental Management, Due Diligence, Geology and Environmental Risk Assessment.

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Environmental Health & Safety Consultant, Verde Environmental Consultants

Cyril Tynan is a senior EHS consultant with Verdé with 15 years of experience in environmental consultancy

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Cyril has provided training to public and private sector clients on environmental assessment and compliance. Cyril’s areas of expertise include Licence Application, Compliance Monitoring, Environmental Risk Assessment and Licence Surrender. 

Gerry O’Sullivan

Chartered QS, Barrister-at-Law

Gerry is a highly experienced expert in construction law, & has extensive experience having worked on large & high profile educational, healthcare, commercial, residential & infrastructural projects.

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Working with Mulcahy McDonagh & Partners (MMP) since 1989, he has served on many professional committees within the Construction Industry, and is Vice Chairman of the Society of Chartered Surveyors’ Dispute Resolutions Committee, the current chairman of the Construction Liaison Committee as well as Vice Chairman of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Dispute Resolutions Standing Committee. He is currently on the panel of conciliators/arbitrators for the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, the CIF and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and is an accomplished author.

Working with Mulcahy McDonagh & Partners (MMP) since 1989, he has served on many professional committees within the Construction Industry, and is Vice Chairman of the Society of Chartered Surveyors’ Dispute Resolutions Committee, the current chairman of the Construction Liaison Committee as well as Vice Chairman of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Dispute Resolutions Standing Committee. He is currently on the panel of conciliators/arbitrators for the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, the CIF and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and is an accomplished author.

Sonya Meekel

MSc M.A, BSc Eng, P.G Dip.Proj Man, P.G Dip Ed, C.Eng, M.I.E.I., Lecturer Dublin Institute of Technology

Sonya has extensive management experience having worked as a Consultant Engineer and as Project Manager within the construction sector for several years.

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Having worked for companies such as ABM Europe, White Young Green and Balzar Engineering, Sonya was responsible for the management and coordination of numerous teams and developed the practice of understanding, developing and deploying people and their skills. Sonya now lecturers in DIT, where she specialises in People and Project Management. She is also currently active in the areas of management and training for international projects.

Alice Whittaker

Partner, Philip Lee Solicitors

Alice is a top-ranking environmental and planning lawyer, and leads the firm’s specialist Environmental and Climate Group.

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She was recently recognised by independent global law firm ranking guide, Legal 500, as one of the ‘Top Tier’ firms in Europe in this sector. She is legal adviser to many local authorities and to a number of domestic and multinational companies on major transport, environmental, telecommunications, energy and marine infrastructure projects. She also advises operators in connection with applications for environmental permits, licences and certification, and related compliance and enforcement.

Fiona Forde

Barrister specialising in Construction Law

Called to the Bar in 2002, Fiona is dual qualified as both a barrister and a mechanical engineer.

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Fiona trained in London with the legal team of a global firm of consulting engineers before acting as legal adviser to their Irish offices and has experience in both contentious and non-contentious construction work. She holds a Masters Degree in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution from Kings College, London, a Postgraduate Diploma in Irish Construction Law and Contract Administration from Trinity College, Dublin and is presently completing her Executive LLM in Public Procurement Law and Policy.

As a barrister, Fiona has been instructed across the full spectrum of engineering and construction disputes from professional indemnity insurance, loss, expense and prolongation claims, defects claims, public procurement and adjudication. Fiona is familiar with all the major forms of construction contracts from the traditional Irish RIAI and IEI forms to NEC, FIDIC and the Irish Public Works forms.

Kate Colleary

Intellectual Property and Data Protection Lawyer  – Colleary & Co.

Kate is an active member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

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Her experience includes managing large scale data protection projects, (in one case involving over 100,000 documents and sound recordings in compliance with a data subject access request), acting for numerous multi-national clients, managing data protection compliance projects across multiple jurisdictions, advising a number of State Agencies on data protection obligations, advising a telco on data protection and data privacy obligations on its direct marketing campaigns, acting for large financial services companies in relation to data subject access requests and advising on data protection requirements in the context of litigation.

Elizabeth Russell

Elizabeth Russell BSc MSc CEnv MCIWEM C.WEM – JBA Consulting

Elizabeth has been a key member of the JBA team involved in integrating the Planning Guidelines within the wide framework of the Local Authority planning system.

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She developed the SFRA for Laois, and through an iterative process, worked with the Forward Planning Team to allocate land zoning objectives in the County Development Plan.  Elizabeth provided guidance and training to Cork County Council as they undertook SFRA for their LAPs.  She has project managed a number of other SFRAs, including Clonmel Development Plan and the Mountmellick and Portlaoise Local Area Plans, and is currently undertaking and SFRA for the Ennis and Environs Development Plan (2013-2020).  She has also acted as Technical Advisor and Reviewer on numerous other studies commissioned through the Limerick Office.

On behalf of the DoEHLG and OPW, Elizabeth developed and facilitated a series of interactive workshops aimed at guiding local authority staff through the stages of flood risk identification, initial assessment and detailed FRA.  She has undertaken numerous flood risk assessment and modelling projects on behalf of National Agencies, local authorities and private clients.  She is familiar with Irish and international hydrology methodologies, and a number of 1D and 2D hydraulic modelling packages.

Peter Plant

BSc.Mgmt., MA, FCCA, Lecturer

Peter has considerable experience having worked in numerous senior management positions, and has delivered training programmes all around the world.

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He has worked for a number of years with Fusco Foods, the JS Lister Group and spent almost 10 years with National Medical Care (a US Multinational Pharmaceutical Company) before becoming Finance Director of Dublin Business School. More recently Peter was the Managing Director of BPP Professional Education where he became actively involved in various aspects of management and professional training for various clients including EY, Eircom, Bord na Mona and many more. He regularly delivers training programmes around the world.

Mary Toomey – BA, MA, Assoc CIPD, UCD Cert SHWW

Mary works as Practice Manager in a large multi-disciplinary primary care setting. Her previous roles included working in St. Vincent’s University Hospital and Blackrock Clinic.

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Mary founded in 2010 as an information and education resource for primary care staff. Mary also provides management coaching and consultancy services to General Practitioners. Mary has many years’ experience in designing and delivering training in healthcare settings, both private and public. Mary coaches and develops individuals and small groups, and has lectured at a several national conferences, for clinicians and primary care staff over the past three years.

Anne Murray

Senior Ecologist, JBA Consulting Ireland

Anne is a senior ecologist, trained project manager and senior technical reviewer at JBA Consulting Ireland Ltd.

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JBA Consulting is a global and inter-discipline company with expertise in a wide range of services. JBA is a leading environmental, engineering and risk management consultancy committed to exceptional client service and helping to improve the environment, business, and infrastructure. Anne has also worked for NPWS on EU Annex habitats and species and has also carried out a large number of Appropriate Assessments for both the public and private sector. Anne has been Convenor for the Irish Section of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and she is currently leading a working group on Appropriate Assessment in Ireland. 

Noeleen Bryne

Accredited Clinical Audit Trainer, QCA

Noeleen worked for many years (28) as a medical representative and completed a diploma in Quality in Healthcare in 2001.

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In 2010 it was clear that quality management in healthcare was developing and she returned to the RCSI and completed an MSc in Healthcare management. In 2013 Noeleen became an accredited Clinical Audit Trainer.

In addition to Clinical Audit training Noeleen provides a consultancy service to facilitate clinical audits for Consultants, General Practitioners, Radiologists and Private Hospitals. The service includes setting up the audit, providing audit tools, analysis of data and re-audit.

Stephen Hanaphy

Barrister at the Law Library, Four Courts

Stephen, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and of the King’s Inns, has been practising at the Irish Bar since 2010. His expertise lies generally in the area of commercial law, with a particular emphasis on corporate insolvency and company restructuring.

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He has experience at, District, Circuit and High Court level of a wide range of civil disputes, and has acted for both employers and employees in employment law litigation, for creditors and debtors in debt collection matters, and for debenture holders in receivership cases. Stephen has contributed to programmes on RTE and TG4 on the subject of insolvency and mental health, and recently featured in The Irish Times in the context of his representation of restaurateurs in a high-profile corporate misfeasance action.  

Hugh Jones

Managing Partner – Sytorus Ltd

Hugh is a specialist in the area of Data Protection. With a strong background in IT and business project management, both in Ireland and internationally, Hugh works closely with clients to understand their data management requirements, design practical policies and deploy compliant processes and solutions.

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Hugh regularly speaks at seminars and conferences on the topic of data protection, including recently at the National Pharmacy Summit. He has worked in a variety of industries, including the Financial Services, Retail, Medical, Charity and Direct Marketing sectors. Hugh is an experienced tutor and mentor. 

Aisling Mulligan BL

Barrister at Law, Law Library

Aisling Mulligan BL is a Law graduate of UCD BCL(Phil), a graduate of the Honourable Society of Kings Inns and a practicing Barrister.

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Aisling practices in the area of Healthcare Law and Childcare Law and is also a member of Arbitration Ireland. She has a particular interest in the provision of services for those who lack capacity this includes healthcare, education and residential services. 

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Practice Development Manager, The Palms GP Surgery  

Having worked in both Australia and London in a wide variety of business’s Lynette has developed experience in both training and management.

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Working initially as a state tutor and advisor for a large international skincare company in Melbourne and then moving into management in both health & fitness and an international advertising agency in London.  Lynette began her journey into the healthcare environment working for a growing practice in Devon where she started as a medical receptionist and worked her way up, training staff and holding workshops.

Lynette has been working as Practice Development Manager at The Palms GP Surgery since 2008 training and helping managers new to the role.