About The Communications Clinic

Who We Are and What We Do

We specialise in communications- writing, talking, negotiating, interviewing, broadcasting and listening. Our people were pioneers in this industry forty years ago and we’ve been dedicated to being the best since then. Whether it be in PR, Training, Careers or Crisis Communications we provide expert advice and practical solutions. 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

The services we offer are diverse but our approach has a few consistent and ever-present themes. The advice and training we provide is practical, honest and to the point. And the consultants who deliver our services are experienced, expert and entirely 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 your needs. We work with some of the biggest organizations in Ireland. We’ve helped multinationals and global brands. And we've also helped thousands of individuals.

About Eoghan Tomás
Eoghan Tomás McDermott
Managing Director
About Terry
Terry Prone
About Anton
Anton Savage
About Daragh
Daragh O'Shaughnessy
Non-Executive Director
Our clients
European Tour
Rory McIlroy
Society of Actuaries
Royal College of Physicians
Bank of Ireland
State Street
Mainstream Renewable Power
Irish Water
Cars Ireland
Arts Council
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Eoghan Tomás McDermott

Managing Director

Eoghan is the Managing Director of The Communications Clinic.

He is personal coach and advisor to a number of Chief Executives of large corporates, both indigenous and multi-national. Eoghan advises clients ranging from Cabinet Ministers to many of Ireland’s top sportspeople.

He was one of the founders of The Communications Clinic in 2008, and has led our Training and Careers Clinic. Eoghan became Head of Training in 2012 taking responsibility for the full suite of our training programmes. He and his team delivered training to the top corporates, public bodies and NGO’s in Ireland and abroad. Under his management our trainers have provided service across the EU and UK, Asia, America and Africa.

He took over as Managing Director in 2018.

Since June 2020, Eoghan is also an Adjunct Teaching Fellow with Trinity College Dublin’s Business School where he has developed an Impactful Communication programme for senior executives.

He published his first book The Career Doctor in 2009.

Eoghan is a regular contributor on Irish media, including Today FM’s The Last Word, Virgin Media’s Ireland AM, as well as shows on Newstalk and RTE.

Terry Prone


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 and 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.


Anton Savage


Previously Managing Director of The Communications Clinic, General Manager Carr Communications & Head of Public Relations at 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 Hierarchy 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.

Daragh O'Shaughnessy

Non-Executive Director

Daragh holds a B.A. (Mod) Mathematics and Philosophy and is a Chartered Tax Adviser and Associate of the Irish Tax Institute.

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 multinational companies and High Net Worth Individuals to sole traders.

He regularly provides lectures on tax matters with accreditation from the professional accountancy bodies, and his articles on tax issues have been published in the Irish Tax Review, Accountancy Ireland, Accountancy Plus and the Law Society Gazette. He has also provided commentary on personal finance matters on radio and TV.

Daragh spent many years as a contributor to the educational process of the Irish Tax Institute, and he was the inaugural chairman of iScoil, Ireland’s first virtual school, geared at helping to re-engage early school leavers.




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