Who Are We?

We are a leading global communications marketing firm helping business and organisations evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations.

We are independent which allows us the freedom to be constantly curious and deliver original thinking.

In Ireland, we are a team of brand, reputation, research and digital strategists who drive award-winning creative communication programmes.

We have deep expertise in consumer trends, research, analytics and insights, corporate reputation, health, technology, crisis and government affairs.


Joe Carmody

Joe is managing director and joined Edelman in 2006. His areas of focus are corporate communications strategy development, reputation management, business-to-business communications, issue and crisis management and financial communications. He advises a portfolio of leading Irish and international corporate clients.

Managing Director

Piaras Kelly

Piaras leads our Corporate & Financial Communications practice and works with a diverse range of Irish and international clients. He has a proven track record of delivering award-winning campaigns and has helped manage some of the highest-profile issues in corporate Ireland in recent years. He is an accomplished communications strategist, advising clients on digital reputation management, crisis management and internal communications.

Head of Corporate

Fiona Hodgins

A senior communications practitioner with over 15 years’ consultancy experience, Fiona heads up the Edelman Brand team, providing counsel to a diverse range of market-leading clients. She offers a proven track record of excellence in client management, realised through sound strategic advice with smart creative solutions, as well as strong project and budget direction.

Head of Brand

Darragh Rea

Darragh is passionate about the integration of digital into the heart of every campaign, and has led numerous award-winning digital and brand campaigns grounded in a real understanding of consumer behaviour. Over the last 12 years, Darragh has represented some of Ireland’s best-loved indigenous and global brands across the food, tech, retail, finance, sports and entertainment sectors.

Head of Digital

Jim Glennon

Jim has extensive experience as both a political representative and senior public affairs adviser. He was elected to Seanad Éireann (upper house of the Irish Parliament) in 2000 and to Dáil Éireann (lower house) in 2002. At Edelman, he currently provides public affairs advice to a range of clients, bringing unique insights and perspective through his political and policy experience.

Chairman & Public Affairs Consultant

Jane Ryan

Jane joined Edelman UK in 1999 as a financial planning manager and became UK and Ireland finance director in 2004. She returned to Ireland in 2005 and is currently finance director of Edelman Ireland. Jane is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has over 26 years’ experience.

Finance Director

Dr. Peter Brennan

In his initial career Peter worked with the Departments of Industry and Commerce and Foreign Affairs. Prior to joining A&L Goodbody Consulting as its managing director, Peter was a director of IBEC and was also director of the Brussels-based Irish Business Bureau. Peter brings a deep understanding and knowledge of the EU to Edelman, having spent most of his working life, including 22 years in Brussels, dealing with national and EU policy issues.


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