Who we are

We specialize in communications- writing, talking, negotiating, selling, interviewing and listening.

Our people were pioneers in this industry forty years ago and we’ve been dedicated to being the best since then.

What we do

We help you persuade, influence, convince, befriend, sell, assure, impart and connect. And we do it whether ‘you’ are a company trying to build your reputation, or a candidate trying to win a new job, or a manager giving a big presentation, or a press officer immersed in media.

How we do it

We’re honest, hard-working and dedicated to our clients. If you want a service that isn’t listed on these pages, give us a shout and we’ll see if we can tailor something for you.

What our clients think

We work with some of the biggest organizations in Ireland. We’ve helped multinationals and global brands. Click here to see what some of our clients thought of our input…

Our Executive Board

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Anton Savage
Managing Director

Previously General Manager Carr Communications. Head of Public Relations Carr Communications.

Anton has advised clients ranging from Cabinet Ministers, the CEO’s and Chairmen of some of Ireland’s largest PLC’s through to members of the Catholic Heirarchy and CEO’s of global charities.

Anton has lectured in NUIG, Smurfit Business School and The Irish Defence Forces Command and Staff School.

He has been a columnist with Sunday Independent. Freelance contributor to the Irish Independent, Irish Daily Mail, Irish Mail on Sunday, and The Herald and has contributed to Today with Pat Kenny, the Marian Finucane Show, the Dave Fanning Show, Primetime, Ireland AM, Seoige, Tonight with Vincent Browne, The Last Word and The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show.

He has been stand-in presenter on The Tubridy Show, The Last Word, TV3’s Ireland AM and The Seven O’Clock Show. He presented The Sunday Business Show, Savage Sunday and The Anton Savage Show on Today FM and The Apprentice, You’re fired! on TV3.

He currently writes a weekly column for The Herald.

Terry Prone
Chairman

Terry is a leading advisor on reputation management and crisis handling to corporations, Governments and individuals. As Managing Director of Carr Communications, she expanded its reach to provide training and consultancy in seventeen overseas companies. In 2009, she succeeded Tom Savage as Chairman of The Communications Clinic.

Terry has published 29 books including eight critically-acclaimed novels, an award-winning collection of short stories and more than a dozen practical guidebooks, including This Business of Writing for the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

She has contributed to The Irish Times, The London Times, the Irish Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian, The Daily Mail and The Readers Digest. She has a weekly column with The Irish Examiner.

From the age of 11, she has appeared regularly on radio and TV in Ireland, and in recent years on BBC TV, UTV, NBC, CBC, The World Service.

Terry is the speechwriter for captains of industry, government ministers and European Commissioners.

She is the most frequently-used crisis management consultant in Ireland, dealing with issues as diverse as blackmail, terror threats, industrial accidents and medical scandals.

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Eoghan McDermott
Director

Eoghan is a Director of The Communications Clinic and Head of the Training and Careers Clinics.

As Head of Training and Careers, Eoghan’s expertise has added innovation in course development and in-service training. He is charged with the internal development of staff within The Communications Clinic.

He regularly provides advice, consultancy and training to people from government departments and agencies, political parties and international organisations in industries as varied as banking and finance, accountancy, legal, pharma, engineering and building materials, sport, media, insurance and telecoms.

Eoghan has lectured in UCD Smurfit Business School, DCU and the National College of Ireland. He is also communications and media advisor to a number of Ireland’s top sportspeople from Gaelic Games, Rugby, Soccer, Boxing and Athletics.

He has contributed to the Irish Independent, Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Sunday TimesSunday Independent, and regularly contributes to a variety of local and national radio shows including Today FM’s The Last Word, 2FM’s Dave Fanning Show and Breakfast Republic and Radio One’s Sean O’Rourke Show. He is currently a columnist with TheJournal.ie.

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Tom Savage
Director

Tom Savage is founder director of The Communications Clinic. He is Ireland’s leading expert in Emergency Communications Consultancy, advising Government Departments and multi-national corporations on the management of crises. He pioneered proven methods of attitude-and-behaviour change training. His textbook on Negotiation Skills, How to Get What You Want, has been published internationally.

Tom Savage has developed training programmes in Listening, Negotiation and Recruitment Interviewing, which result in radical, measurable improvement in performance. He has delivered consultancy and management training in Britain, the US, Canada, Greece, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

For fifteen years a familiar voice on RTE’s It Says in the Papers, he was the founder-producer of Morning Ireland. He edited several publications, including the IPA’s Public Affairs and the IMO’s Irish Medical News before joining Bunny Carr as Head of Training in Carr Communications.

He has three decades of experience in the design and implementation of communication strategies ranging from the complex and multi-national to the national and intra-organisational. Tom also has unequalled experience in the design and creation of training materials and methods to create the behaviour change required to make those communications strategies a success.

Tom was appointed as Chairman of the RTE Authority in 2009.

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Daragh O’Shaughnessy
Non-Executive Director

Daragh holds a B.A. (Mod) Mathematics and Philosophy and is an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).

He is a non-executive director of The Communications Clinic and a tax adviser to a wide variety of personal and corporate clients, from SMEs to the Irish operations of multinationals and High Net Worth Individuals to sole traders.

He has lectured on tax matters for the professional accountancy bodies and contributed articles to the Irish Tax Review, Accountancy Ireland, the Law Society Gazette and Accountancy Plus, as well as contributing commentary on personal finance matters to Today FM and TV3.

He also contributes to the educational process of the Irish Tax Institute. Daragh is the chairman of iScoil, Ireland’s first virtual school, geared at helping to re-engage early school leavers.