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Gallagher's PR firm Q4 accumulates €1.9m profit

PUBLIC relations company Q4 PR was sitting on profits of €1.9m in the year to the end of last June.

The agency, whose clients have included Dell, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and Insomnia Coffee Company, was founded in 2003.

Director and co-founder Jackie Gallagher was a special adviser to former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, while fellow director and founder Martin Mackin is a former general secretary of Fianna Fail.

Latest accounts filed with the Companies Office show the company had accumulated profits of €1.85m in the 12 months to June last year, up marginally on the previous year.

The Dublin-based firm had debts of €298,288 due within a year of the end of June, including €92,025 owed to trade creditors and €16,852 on corporation tax.

However, the company had €2.1m in cash at bank and in hand.

Mr Gallagher worked with 'The Irish Times' for eight years in varying roles before becoming a senior adviser to Mr Ahern in 1994.

Following the 1997 General Election, he moved to the Department of the Taoiseach as Mr Ahern's special adviser.

Mr Mackin was general secretary of Fianna Fail from January 1998 until early 2003 and was chief strategist for campaigning and electoral strategy.

Irish Independent