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Saturday 23 September 2017

Pride of place for 2fm at celebration of diversity

RTE's 2fm will be the official media partner of the Dublin Pride Festival 2013.

The festival, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, will take place between June 21 and June 30.

Throughout the festival, 2fm will be covering events, news and updates, featuring guests involved in Dublin Pride, and broadcasting live from the heart of the celebrations.

The annual festival culminates with thousands of people taking to the streets of Dublin for the Dublin Pride Parade on June 29.

Station boss John McMahon commented: "The festival, the country and 2fm have come a long way over the past 30 years and we look forward to celebrating the diverse impact on the social, cultural and artistic life of our capital made by the Dublin Pride Festival and its supporters."

Dublin Pride Festival chairman Chris Procter said the event was "excited" to have signed up with 2fm.

"Their support will allow us to reach out to the community on a wider scale than ever before. The Dublin Pride Festival is a celebration of respect, love and unity in diversity found within modern Ireland. Everyone should be free to "Live, Love and be Proud" and we are delighted to have 2fm helping us to spread that message," he said.

Nigel Heneghan elected to board of PRCA

The Public Relations Consultants Association of Ireland (PRCA) has elected Heneghan PR boss Nigel Heneghan as chairman for the next two years.

The PRCA is the trade association of public relations consultants in Ireland. It is estimated that 1,500 people work in professional communications roles in Ireland, with around 600 of those employed by consultancy firms. The combined annual turnover of PRCA member firms is in excess of €40m.

"It is an honour to be elected chairman of the PRCA and I look forward to progressing the agenda of public relations consultancy firms in Ireland and most particularly PRCA members," Mr Heneghan said.

"Areas the association will be looking at in the coming year include the sector's response to the proposed legalisation for the regulation of lobbyists; continued engagement on the issue of public sector procurement; along with the introduction of suggested codes of practice for public relations consultants around social media," he added.

The PRCA Board for 2013 is made up of Joanne Coffey from Keating & Associates; Nigel Heneghan; Walsh PR boss Caroline Heywood; Michael Keane of Insight Consultants; MKC's Laurie Mannix; Sharon Murphy of WHPR; Anne Marie O'Sullivan of H+A Marketing & PR; and Niall Quinn from Corporate Reputations.

New deputy appointed at Corporate Reputations

NIALL Quinn has joined Corporate Reputations as deputy managing director. Mr Quinn will lead the company's corporate division as well as carry out his duties as managing director.

He started his career with Ernst & Young's corporate tax division so he combines an understanding of financial and legal issues with 15 years' experience devising and implementing internal and external communications strategies for financial, state sector, professional and regulatory bodies as well as healthcare and education clients, the firm said.

Prior to joining Corporate Reputations, Mr Quinn spent a decade with Gibney Communications, most recently as a senior account director.

Irish Independent

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