Who we are

Established in 1989, Drury | Porter Novelli is Ireland’s leading full service public relations agency. As part of the Porter Novelli network, we are truly a local agency with a global reach.

However, above all it is our people that make us stand out – energetic about supporting and challenging our clients in equal measure, we’re passionate about making a measurable impact in all that we do..

  • Anna Kavanagh

  • Anne-Marie Curran

  • Billy Murphy

  • Breena Cooper

  • Debbie Carrigy

  • Anna Kavanagh

    Client Manager, Drury | Porter Novelli

    Anna joined the Drury | Porter Novelli team in November 2014 as a client manager, having previously worked in broadcast and print journalism for almost a decade.

    With expertise in strategic communications, issues management and media relations, Anna currently works across a range of corporate clients including McDonald’s, KPMG, Hines, Beaumont Hospital, Roadstone and Big Mountain Productions.

    Anna holds a BSc in Communications and Journalism from DIT. Outside of work, her interests include travel and running. A dog lover, she aspires to one day own a brown daschund called Jonty!

  • Anne-Marie Curran

    Managing Director, Drury | Porter Novelli

    Appointed managing director of Drury | Porter Novelli in June 2010, Anne-Marie joined the agency in 2004. Anne-Marie combines her management role with strategic client support on a wide range of assignments and acts as a senior consultant on many of the firm's retained accounts, taking an active role in special project work. She has worked on several large crisis projects in particular those involving litigation and major transactions in the infrastructure, financial services, logistics, and food and beverage sectors.

    Her work with her favoured charities, the Oesophageal Cancer Fund and Orbis Ireland has seen her make a dress from lollipops and run 10k in Ethiopia. A graduate of University College Dublin, there's a theme of three with Anne-Marie. She hails from Meath, Donegal and Kerry and she holds a DIT Masters in Public Relations, a Kings Inn Diploma in Legal Studies and a Diploma in Life Coaching.

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  • Billy Murphy

    Chairman, Drury | Porter Novelli

    With over 30 years experience, Billy has been to the forefront of the public relations sector in Ireland since he co-founded Drury | Porter Novelli in 1989. Always a calm voice, Billy has advised on some of Ireland’s most high profile business stories and most difficult corporate challenges over that time. However, much of his best work has been lower profile where he brings experienced insights, sound perspectives and effective solutions to clients. He is a much sought after counsel to many of Ireland’s influential business leaders. Billy is a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland.

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  • Breena Cooper

    Client Director, Drury | Porter Novelli

    Self-proclaimed lover of shoes and addicted to all things beauty-related, Breena is passionate about lifestyle, fashion and beauty PR. Having worked with lifestyle brands for over 12 years, Breena has a deep understanding of how to get top class results for her clients. Over the course of her career, she has worked on a wide range of consumer brands including brands from the L'Oreal portfolio, Vichy and La Roche-Posay.

    She is currently client director on the Littlewoods Ireland account - as well as Nivea, Vita Coco and Peroni Nastro Azzurro. Breena is a big advocate of digital/social PR and has vast experience in creating integrated campaigns that help brands communicate in the digital world. Breena holds a Diploma in Digital Marketing and a BBS Degree in Marketing & Languages.

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  • Debbie Carrigy

    Office Manager, Drury | Porter Novelli

    Managing front of house for the Drury | Porter Novelli team, Debbie is a dynamic professional who has extensive experience working as a receptionist, personal assistant and PR executive. Passionate about singing, Debbie occasionally performs at weddings and corporate events.

    Having worked previously with a large Dublin agency, Debbie gained invaluable experience in public relations. In recent years she worked in the charitable sector while on contract with The Atlantic Philanthropies, a global foundation. An exceptionally skilled organiser with strengths in administration, event management and communications, Debbie is delighted to be back in PR, her first love. She has collected a few diplomas over the years, in Public Relations, Digital Marketing and Personal & Executive Coaching.

  • Fiona O'Connor

  • Gavin Harper

  • Gerry Naughton

  • Iarla Mongey

  • Jessica Devenney

  • Fiona O'Connor

    Client Director, Drury | Porter Novelli

    Fiona joined Drury | Porter Novelli in 2016 as a Client Director, after more than 9 years with Paddy Power plc.

    As Head of Retail Marketing for Paddy Power, she was responsible for all marketing activity across the Paddy Power shop network in Ireland. During her time at Paddy Power, she devised and executed a range of impactful and highly successful campaigns to drive footfall and build loyalty.

    Prior to joining Paddy Power, Fiona was a brand manager with an Irish wine importer and foodservice company. Fiona is passionately customer-focussed and commercially oriented and has a deep understanding of marketing and brand strategy.

    She holds a B.Comm and a Masters in Business Administration from UCD.

  • Gavin Harper

    Accounts Assistant, Drury | Porter Novelli

    Gavin is a key member of the Finance team at Drury | Porter Novelli, primarily responsible for AP & AR in addition to providing key support across the month end process.

    Gavin joined the team from Heatons where he held a finance position for several years. Prior to this, he worked in retail management with Spar and SuperValu.

    A graduate of University College Dublin, he holds an honours BSc degree, an Accounting Technicians Ireland qualification and is currently working towards the ACCA qualification.

  • Gerry Naughton

    Client Director, Drury | Porter Novelli

    A native of Dublin, Gerry has a wealth of experience in the public affairs arena, straddling the political and public sector environment. He was Political Director with Fine Gael from 2003 to 2009 where he worked closely with the party leadership and contributed to the party's political recovery. During a 20 year career in the civil service he served as a Programme Manager and Private Secretary to a number of Ministers. Gerry was Director of Government and Media Relations at the Institute of Chartered Accountants from 1997 to 2002 and he was responsible for Communications at InjuriesBoard.ie before he joined Drury | Porter Novelli.

    Gerry works with a large number of clients on political issues. He also provides strategic advice to clients who want to develop or sharpen their message as well as practical training for those undertaking media interviews and profiles.

    Outside of politics, his interests revolve mainly around the Dubs and Liverpool FC.

  • Iarla Mongey

    Director, Drury | Porter Novelli

    Iarla Mongey has worked in public affairs, government communications and journalism for over 20 years. He joined Drury | Porter Novelli as its Head of Public Affairs in 2005 having served as the Deputy Government Press Secretary, and was official press secretary for then Tánaiste Mary Harney, since 2000. Iarla began his career in local radio broadcasting and worked in RTE in the mid 1990's. He later served as political correspondent with syndicated news service INN and was based at Leinster House for almost 3 years.

    One of the most insightful advisers on the Irish political establishment and the media landscape, Iarla has a highly informed perspective on the workings of Government, the Oireachtas and Public Service and has specialist expertise in public affairs, stakeholder engagement, and issues and reputation management. At Drury | Porter Novelli he advises a range of clients from CRH PLC, Rehab Group, AIB, the Cement Manufacturers of Ireland, Tallaght Hospital, Stafford Group Holdings and Alexion Pharma.

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  • Jessica Devenney

    Client Executive

    Jessica recently joined Drury Porter Novelli in 2015, after working as a journalist on RTE’s leading lunchtime radio programme, News at One.

    As part of her role as corporate client executive, Jessica works with clients such as the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Aurivo, Enterprise Ireland, Applegreen, McDonald’s, Tesco and Science Foundation Ireland.

    Jessica is from Australia, via Donegal, which has led to a very interesting accent! She is also slightly obsessed with all things science related and holds BSc in Biochemistry from Trinity College Dublin and an MA in Journalism from National University of Ireland, Galway.

  • Louise Walsh

  • Luke McDonnell

  • Michael Ward

  • Morwenna Rice

  • Nicky Crichton

  • Louise Walsh

    Client Manager, Drury | Porter Novelli

    Louise joined the Drury | Porter Novelli team in April 2014 and works across clients from a variety of sectors including corporate, consumer, hospitality and technology PR. As part of the corporate PR team, Louise's clients include McDonald’s, Interxion, Duff and Phelps, and Tourism Ireland. She also works on consumer clients such as Tesco, HP and The Westbury Hotel.

    Louise joined the team from Griffith College Dublin where she worked as a Marketing Executive. Prior to this she worked as an Account Executive with Limelight Communications. Louise holds a BA in English and New Media from the University of Limerick and an MA in Public Relations from Dublin Institute of Technology.

  • Luke McDonnell

    Client Manager, Drury | Porter Novelli

    Working across corporate and consumer accounts, Luke develops and manages digital strategies for some of the world’s most innovative brands, and provides support to the corporate team through the development and implementation of client’s communications strategies.

    Energetic and hard working, Luke enjoys undertaking new challenges which add to his knowledge and skillset so that he can advise clients on the most up to date tools and tactics in a rapidly changing communications environment. Luke currently works with a range of corporate and consumer clients including ACCA, Aurivo, InterTradeIreland, Vita Coco and popchips amongst others.

    A graduate of DIT, Luke holds an MA in Public Relations and a BSc in Retail and Services Management.

  • Michael Ward

    Client Executive, Drury | Porter Novelli

    Michael Ward joined Drury | Porter Novelli in 2015 and is a Client Executive on the Public Affairs team. He is passionate about public affairs and communications and has experience in the areas of politics, research, marketing and public awareness campaigns.

    Michael has previously worked at the Institute of Public Affairs in London, in the Leinster House office of a Government party Senator, and in the international marketing division of Lagardère, France. He also has many years of experience of political activism and voluntary work with youth groups and election campaigns.

    Michael graduated with a first class degree in European Studies at Trinity College Dublin. He subsequently completed a Master’s degree in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics.

  • Morwenna Rice

    Client Director, Drury | Porter Novelli

    Morwenna is a Client Director at Drury | Porter Novelli. With experience in corporate, healthcare, crisis communications and not-for-profit PR she is used to working with busy clients in a range of sectors including education, tourism and aviation, energy, enterprise and health awareness. She has a proven track record in devising and implementing creative and effective PR campaigns and has been involved in a number of campaigns that won PRII Awards of Excellence.

    Prior to joining the agency, Morwenna worked in New Zealand on one of her trips around the world and previously worked in FleishmanHillard and Corporate Reputations.

    Morwenna holds an honours degree in Geography and Sociology from UCD and a diploma in PR and event management from Fitzwilliam Institute. Passionate about rugby and music Morwenna can usually be found in the stands of the RDS or at music festivals at the weekends.

  • Nicky Crichton

    Client Director, Drury | Porter Novelli

    Nicky is Head of Brand Communications at Drury | Porter Novelli. Nicky has worked with some of the world’s largest and most recognisable brand names, developing strategic brand and integrated PR campaigns. With over 15 years experience, her areas of expertise include FMCG, retail, lifestyle and travel sectors. She has a proven track record in creating and delivering ground breaking PR campaigns and has been awarded several PRII Awards of Excellence.

    Nicky currently advises a range of clients including Littlewoods Ireland, GloHealth and Connacht Gold amongst others.

    Prior to joining the agency, Nicky was a Director of MCsquared and also worked in FleishmanHillard. Nicky is a full member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland and the PRII, and holds a BA in European Studies with French & German and a Diploma in Public Relations.

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  • Nimah Kuzbari

  • Orlaith Farrell

  • Paddy Hughes

  • Rob Hanly

  • Sarah O'Connor

  • Nimah Kuzbari

    Client Executive

    Nimah joined Drury | Porter Novelli in 2015 and is a Client Executive on the Consumer and Brand Communications team.

    Nimah has extensive knowledge of all things beauty and fashion related, having worked in these industries since the age of 16. As part of the Consumer team Nimah works across clients including Littlewoods Ireland, Nivea, PopChips and Bioderma.

    Nimah describes herself as an ambitious, diligent and loyal individual with a self-proclaimed love for anything that sparkles!

    A graduate of DIT and University of Limerick, Nimah holds an MA in Public Relations and BA in New Media and English.

  • Orlaith Farrell

    Client Executive, Drury | Porter Novelli

    Orlaith joined the Drury | Porter Novelli team in January 2016, working across a variety of consumer clients that include Vita Coco, The Westbury, Giraffe Childcare and Tesco. With a background in luxury and consumer brands, Orlaith is passionate about all areas of lifestyle, fashion and beauty.

    Orlaith joined the team from Kennedy PR where she worked as an Account Executive. Prior to this she worked with Harmonia publishing. Orlaith holds a BA in Journalism from Dublin City University. Passionate about fashion and music, Orlaith spends her time reading about latest trends and attending live gigs at the weekends.

  • Paddy Hughes

    Director, Drury | Porter Novelli

    With over two decades experience in corporate and financial public relations, Paddy Hughes has advised and worked with the boards and senior management teams of leading national and multinational companies across a range of sectors. He advises clients in relation to a broad range of corporate related activity such as strategic communications, reputation management, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, financial restructurings, issues and crisis management.

    Having worked as press officer with a major multinational, Paddy joined Drury | Porter Novelli in 1996 and was appointed to its Board in 2005. Paddy is a former board director of the Public Relations Consultants Association and a former President of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland.

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  • Rob Hanly

    Senior Client Manager, Drury | Porter Novelli

    Rob joined Drury | Porter Novelli in November 2015 having worked as a Corporate Affairs Consultant for MHP Communications in London and most recently as Public Affairs Manager for Newham Council, London.

    Rob has managed the corporate communications and stakeholder engagement activities for clients in the technology, construction, housing, energy and sports sectors.

    He currently works across a range of corporate clients including Enterprise Ireland and the Oesophageal Cancer Fund.

    Rob holds an MA in Public Affairs and Political Communication from DIT and a BA in English and History from UCD.

  • Sarah O'Connor

    Client Manager, Drury | Porter Novelli

    Sarah joined Drury | Porter Novelli in 2015 as a Client Manager and works with clients like the Commission for Energy Regulation, Science Foundation Ireland and Duff & Phelps. She has a background in politics, with extensive experience in both government and opposition perspectives.

    As Fine Gael’s Dublin Regional Organiser, she was responsible for strategy, planning and internal communications. As the party’s National Youth Officer, Sarah devised and implemented a long-term political and communications programme, using campaigns as a core element of her four year plan to revitalise the organisation.

    As Parliamentary Assistant to Tom Hayes TD, now Minister of State for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Sarah was responsible for research, communications, media and public affairs.

    She also spent a number of years working in publishing, in a small start-up in Dublin and in Oxford University Press.

    Sarah has a BA Hons (English & History) from UCC where she was a College Scholar, and she was the Fr. William J. Harvey Fellow in Boston College. She also has a Diploma in PR from the PRII.

  • Shane Nolan

  • Sinead Birt

  • Shane Nolan

    Senior Client Executive, Drury | Porter Novelli

    With over two and a half years experience working across both corporate and consumer clients, Shane has developed a passion for consumer PR.

    Shane joined Drury | Porter Novelli from Gibney Communications, where he worked on a number of blue-chip clients. A sports fanatic, Shane is passionate and hard working, with a driven focus and proven track record of generating coverage.

    A graduate of DIT and UCD, Shane holds an MA in Public Relations and BA in Economics and Geography.

  • Sinead Birt

    Director, Drury | Porter Novelli

    Finance Director and company Secretary, Sinead joined Drury | Porter Novelli in 2007. Sinead has 12 years experience in finance, and is responsible for the financial and commercial management of all aspects of the business in addition to all governance and company secretarial duties. Alongside her core role, Sinead manages the support services of the business including IT and HR.

    Sinead’s attention to detail and great understanding of the role of communications in business make her a valued support to our clients as well as guaranteeing the excellent financial performance of Drury | Porter Novelli. Prior to joining Drury | Porter Novelli, Sinead held finance positions in the banking and energy sectors in Ireland.

    Sinead holds a BSc in Finance from Queens University Belfast, is ACCA qualified and a fellow member of the ACCA.