Partner profiles

Please find details of Deloitte Ireland partners below:

Philip Barton

Audit Partner

Philip BartonPhilip is a partner in our Audit Services Practice specialising in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications sector.  Philip has responsibility for the delivery of professional services to a broad range of the firm’s national and multinational clients.

As well as being one of our Audit Services Partners, he is also Chief Information Officer (CIO) within Deloitte Ireland. He is also a member of the Deloitte Global CIO Council and is regional leader in EMEA on behalf of the CIO Council.

Philip qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1980 and has been a partner since 1982. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

 

Pascal Brennan

Tax Partner

Pascal BrennanPascal specialises in Indirect Tax.  He has over 25 years experience in the field of taxation having worked for 16 years with the Revenue Commissioners before moving to private practice.  His main focus is providing value added solutions for parties faced with complex indirect tax issues.  In this regard Pascal provides indirect tax advice in the field of international VAT to many of the leading players in the telecommunications and internet sector and also advises widely in the notoriously difficult field of Irish VAT on immovable property encompassing some of the most high profile infrastructural projects in the country in the last number of years.

In addition to client work he provides support in the area of VAT, Customs and other indirect taxes to other professional  practices and second opinions on tax exposures arising out of Revenue Audits.  He has significant and very successful experience in the field of litigation associated with the tax appeals process and a wealth of knowledge in European and domestic VAT legislation and case law.

 

Declan ButlerDeclan Butler
Tax Partner


Declan Butler is a tax partner specialising in international tax, with a focus on US and European inward investment into Ireland and in structured finance and financial services. He currently advises a wide range of multinationals in the healthcare, high technology and financial services industries.

 

Kevin Butler

Audit Partner

Kevin ButlerKevin is a partner in Deloitte’s audit practice, based in the Cork office. He specialises in the provision of audit and advisory services and is a member of the firm’s national energy and resources industry group.

Kevin has over 11 years of experience in professional services, having trained as a chartered accountant with Deloitte. A director since 2010, he works with clients across a range of industries and areas including energy, manufacturing, agribusiness and shared services. Kevin has substantial experience of supporting companies with complex accounting matters under various financial reporting frameworks, particularly IFRS.

Kevin holds a B.Sc in Accounting from University College Cork and is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

 

David Carson

Corporate Finance Partner

David CarsonDavid Carson is the partner leading the Reorganisation Services team in Deloitte, in Ireland. David has worked for Deloitte for over 20 years and has extensive experience in corporate restructurings, including formal insolvency proceedings and informal reorganisations. He has specific expertise in performing capital efficiency reviews and providing cash management advice to Irish corporates, both healthy and stressed.

David has acted as Examiner to fashion retailer, Sasha, and to convenience food manufacturer, SwissCo.

David has a background  in corporate finance and was partner in charge of M&A Transaction Services for a number of years. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, is an Honours Law Graduate from The Queen's University, Belfast and holds a professional diploma in accounting from DCU.

 

Tom Cassin

Audit Partner

Tom CassinTom is a partner in the Audit & Advisory Practice and leads the delivery of audit and assurance services to SMEs from the Dublin office. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982 and has been a partner since 1993. He has extensive audit and business advisory service experience in serving a broad range of large national and international clients.  He is familiar with US GAAP/Irish GAAP reporting reconciliations and has extensive experience in serving high growth companies.

Tom has served on technical committees and has been involved in lecturing, recruiting and training.

Tom is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a graduate of University College Dublin.

 

Padraig Cronin

National Tax Partner

Padraig CroninPádraig Cronin joined the firm in 1993, becoming a Partner in 1998. In 2007 Pádraig was appointed National Tax Partner.

Pádraig has over 20 years' tax experience advising on a wide range of tax issues, including structuring of Irish operations for MNCs, foreign acquisition & disposal planning and mobile income planning. He is an expert in the areas of international tax, group reorganisations/joint ventures, private client advisory and outward investment by domestic groups.

Pádraig is an associate of the Irish Taxation Institute and is a Chartered Accountant. He was named in the list of top tax advisors in Ireland in the most recent International Tax Review Survey. Pádraig has written various articles for the Irish Taxation Review and the International Tax Review.

 

Pat Cullen

Tax Partner

Pat CullenPat is a tax partner and co-ordinates the firm’s tax services to mid-market and large private companies. Pat has more than twenty-five years experience with the firm and served as Managing Partner for four years and prior to that led the National Tax Practice for eight years.

Pat has wide experience of taxation consultancy specialising in outbound and inbound investments into Ireland, with particular expertise in the insurance sector and advising family owned businesses.

Pat is a Fellow of both Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Irish Taxation Institute and is a former President of the Irish Taxation Institute in Ireland.

 

David Dalton

Consulting Partner, Financial Services

David Dalton, partner DeloitteDavid is the lead partner in our Financial Services consulting practice. He is a former Managing Director of Curach Consulting and has over 25 years of strategy and IT consulting experience with both Irish and international financial institutions. 

His experience includes customer and market strategy, channel strategy , business and operating model design and transformational change. 

An Engineering graduate of Trinity College Dublin, David has previously worked with Accenture and headed its Strategic Service division in Ireland. David was also the founder and CEO of HotOrigin Limited, a specialist investment and consulting firm.

 

David Deasy

Audit Partner

David DeasyDavid is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a member of the Irish Taxation Institute, the Insolvency Practitioners Association and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He has been a partner in the firm for 25 years and has extensive experience in advising substantial domestic clients, both privately owned and publicly held, particularly in the area of strategy. He also handles a varied audit portfolio.

David has served on the technical committees of a number of professional bodies and is currently a member of a global Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu research working party.

 

 

Gerry Fitzpatrick

Head of Audit 

Gerry FitzpatrickGerry has been with the firm for 25 years. He is a commerce graduate of University College Dublin and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Gerry is Head of our Audit department and has wide ranging experience in risk, accounting, audit, insolvency and investigation services. Gerry has worked for Deloitte in our Dublin and London offices. Present clients include public bodies, publicly quoted companies, large companies and licensed banks.

 

Alan Flanagan

Consulting Partner

Alan FlanaganAlan is an experienced Management Consultant and finance professional. Alan joined Deloitte in 1998, having trained in industry with Diageo plc, formerly Grand Metropolitan plc. Alan has worked with a broad range of indigenous Irish plc's, large corporates and multi-national organisations, semi-state organisations and public sector bodies in Ireland. Alan specialises in the areas of business transformation with a particular focus on finance transformation. Alan has a leadership role with responsibility for the finance transformation consulting team in Deloitte Ireland. Alan is also a member of the Deloitte EMEA Finance Transformation leadership team.

 

Michael Flynn

Corporate Finance Partner

Michael FlynnMichael is a Partner in our Corporate Finance group and leads the Specialised Finance group in Ireland – Government & Infrastructure, Debt Advisory, Financial Modelling and Project Finance.

He advises the public, private and banking sectors on Public Private Partnerships (PPP), Project Finance and public sector related transactions across a variety of sectors including justice, transport, health, education, housing, waste and energy. Michael also advises on complex financial modelling development and review assignments. As a member of the Deloitte Global PPP Community, he is currently assisting local Deloitte offices on infrastructure projects in Central Europe and North America.

Michael also has experience in mergers, acquisitions, disposals and capital raising (debt and equity) across a number of sectors. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. He was also awarded a masters diploma in corporate finance from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

 

Brian Forrester

Audit Partner

Brian ForresterBrian is a Partner in our Financial Services Audit team. His primary expertise is in the delivery of audit and advisory services to clients in the investment management industry. Brian has over 18 years experience in the area and has worked in three key investment management jurisdictions, namely Ireland, the Channel Islands and Grand Cayman. Brian also has led a number of risk and operational reviews across the sector and has extensive experience of due diligence projects for large transactions.

Brian is a chartered accountant and has a MA in Accountancy from the University of Aberdeen, and is a member of the Alternative Investments Committee of the Irish Funds Industry Association.


Mary Fulton

Audit Partner - Financial Services

Mary FultonMary Fulton is the partner leading our financial services audit group. Mary trained with Deloitte in Belfast and spent a number of years with the firm in London before returning to Ireland in 1991, becoming a partner in 1997. She is a chartered accountant and has a a degree in economics and accounting from the University of Sheffield in England.

Mary is a financial services expert working with clients in banking, treasury, insurance and reinsurance. Her experience includes a range of Irish and international financial institutions including many of the biggest names in global financial services. She leads our audit services to a number of major clients in Ireland and delivers other services such as agreed upon procedures reports, control reviews, investigations, implementation of IFRS, compliance assistance and advice on regulatory matters. The development of services to the securitisation sector has been a particular focus and a strongly developing area.

The booklet co-authored by Mary "Responsibilities of Directors in Ireland" is available for download from this website. Mary has served on a number of technical committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and is currently representing the ICAI on the ISFRA Solvency II working party.

 

Glenn Gillard

Audit Partner

Glenn GillardGlenn is a Partner in the financial services audit team. His expertise is in the insurance and investment fund sectors serving both domestic and international clients. Glenn has been with the firm for ten years and has a broad experience across external audit, internal audit, control reviews and regulatory reviews.

Glenn sits on the technical committee of the Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA). He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

 

John Gilmartin

Audit Partner

John GilmartinJohn is an Audit partner based in our Limerick office with over 20 years experience as a partner. In addition to his Audit and Advisory responsibilities he also leads Corporate Finance services in Limerick.He has extensive experience in leading audit and advisory services to many of the major national and international businesses in the region covering both Consumer Business and Technology sectors.

John is a member of Limerick Chamber of Commerce and also is a director of Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership Limited.

 

Niall Glynn

Tax Partner

Niall GlynnNiall Glynn is a partner in the Private Business tax division specialising in wealth management and asset protection, capital taxes, domestic corporate reorganisations and shareholder issues. He advises a wide range of incorporated and unincorporated domestic businesses, high net worth individuals and associated investment vehicles such as family trusts and partnerships. 

Niall also advises on investment and asset holding structures, succession planning and executive share schemes.

Niall holds a law degree, a postgraduate diploma in business studies and a diploma in financial services law from University College Dublin. He is a qualified solicitor and member of the Law Society of Ireland. He is also an associate member of the Irish Taxation Institute and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

 

Harry Goddard

Consulting Partner

Harry GoddardHarry joined Deloitte as a partner in 2007 from BearingPoint, bringing more then fifteen years experience.

At Deloitte he is responsible for the Technology Integration practice, supporting clients in their technology initiatives.

He has worked with a range of clients across the public and private sectors, where he has led a number of large technology transformation programmes.

 

Lorraine Griffin

Tax Partner

Lorraine GriffinAs a Tax Partner Lorraine advises a broad range of the firm's national and international clients across a wide range of industry sectors, with a particular focus on life sciences, technology, media and telecommunications, retail and manufacturing. She is a specialist in International Tax, advising multinationals on investing into Ireland and domestic groups on outward investments, and has significant expertise in the area of corporate restructurings and mergers & acquisitions. Lorraine is a key member of the firm’s multidisciplinary life sciences team, as well as the firm’s M&A team from a tax viewpoint.

Lorraine is a law graduate of University College Cork, a Chartered Accountant, and an Associate and current Council Member of the Irish Taxation Institute.

 

Michael Hartwell

Audit Partner

Michael HartwellMike leads our multi disciplinary investment management team which provides audit and assurance, tax, consulting and regulatory advise to all aspects of the investment management industry. Mike's area of expertise is serving the investment management industry, with particular focus on alternative investment funds and mutual funds. Mike has also assisted a number of international financial institutions on a number of special assignments including, accounting investigations, risk reviews and regulatory compliance reviews. 

Mike currently serves on the council of the Irish Funds Industry Association along with representing the firm at the Dublin meetings of the Alternative Investment Managers Association.

Mike has also assisted a number of international financial institutions undertake forensic accounting investigations and risk reviews.

After completing his training with Deloitte in Australia in 1995, Mike moved to Dublin and has since worked in our financial services group. Mike holds a commerce degree from the University of Queensland and is a member of both the institute of chartered accountants in England and Wales and the institute of chartered accountants in Australia.

 

David Hearn

Consulting Partner-In-Charge

David HearnDavid Hearn leads our Management Consulting practice in Ireland. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Engineering and is a member of the Institute of Engineers of Ireland and is a chartered management consultant.

David has extensive experience in the public sector and private sector. He has worked with manufacturing, distribution, retailing, health, and mining/extractive industries, as well as government departments, semi-state companies and public sector bodies. He has led major strategy, organisational change and information technology projects.

 

Richard Howard
Audit Partner

Richard HowardRichard is a partner in our audit practice and is a member of our Technology, Media and Telecommunications industry group. Richard works with both Irish indigenous companies and MNCs as well as working with a range of clients in the consumer business and utilities sectors.

He has experience of accounting under various accounting standards including IFRS and US GAAP as well as having extensive experience of accounting for group reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions including cross border mergers and US and Irish & UK reporting accountant requirements.

Richard holds a B.Comm International (German) and a Masters in Accounting from University College Dublin. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and has written a number of publications on IFRS, US GAAP and accounting issues affecting technology companies in Ireland.

Cormac Hughes

Human Resources Partner

Cormac HughesCormac is the human resources partner in our Dublin office. He also leads our Strategy and Operations and Human Capital consulting services. He joined Deloitte in 1996 having previously worked for Guinness plc. He advises corporate clients across Industry Sectors with a particular focus on the Manufacturing and Services sectors.

 

 

Conor Hynes

Tax Partner

Conor HynesConor is a Partner in the taxation department with more than fifteen years experience advising financial services and international clients on Irish and international taxation issues arising from the location of operations in Ireland and optimising the use of Ireland’s low corporate tax rate. He is also responsible for managing and coordinating the provision of tax services to Irish subsidiaries of multinationals and domestic companies. Conor has spoken at international tax conferences on inbound investment into Ireland and tax planning in Ireland. Conor has written a number of articles on the taxation of financial services companies in Ireland.

Conor is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.


Brian Jackson

Audit Partner

Brian JacksonBrian is a Partner within Deloitte’s Financial Services audit group, with a particular focus on the provision of audit and advisory services to clients in the Investment Management sector.  

Brian joined the firm in 2002 and has over 10 years of experience in the Financial Services sector both in Ireland and the UK. Brian specialises in working with funds and their service providers operating in the alternative and traditional fund sectors. Brian has substantial experience in areas of IFRS and US GAAP accounting  and has played a key role in the development of Deloitte Ireland’s Investment Management Advisory practice.

Brian has a degree in Finance from University College Cork and a Masters in Accounting from University College Dublin and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

 

Brendan Jennings

Managing Partner

Brendan JenningsBrendan is Managing Partner for Deloitte in Ireland and has been a partner with the firm since 1993.

Prior to assuming his present position Brendan was National Partner in charge of Audit Services for the Irish firm with responsibility for the provision of professional services to a broad range of national and multinational clients. Brendan also headed up the Consumer Business Industry Group.

Brendan has served on the Executive Board of the firm since 2002 and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

David Kinsella

Enterprise Risk Services Partner

David KinsellaDavid is a partner in the firm’s enterprise risk services practice specialising in the provision of internal audit and risk management services to clients in the financial services, corporate and public sectors.

David has over 14 years of experience and has worked extensively in the area of internal audit, both in industry and practice. Prior to joining Deloitte he worked in the internal audit and finance functions of a number of financial services organisations including Depfa Bank for almost three years and AIB for six years. He advised clients in the areas of risk, controls assurance and corporate governance.

David holds a B.A. in Business Studies from Dublin Business School. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a chartered member of the Institute of Internal Audit.


Marguerite Larkin

Clients & Markets Partner

Marguerite LarkinMarguerite is the clients and markets partner in our Dublin office. Prior to this she was an audit partner and was responsible for the provision of professional services to a broad range of the firm’s major national and international clients, particularly in the TMT and Consumer Business sectors. She is also the partner in charge of the provision of Sarbanes Oxley support services.

Marguerite currently serves on the Accounting Standards Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and sits on an advisory panel to the Company Law Review Group.



Gerard Lyons

Audit Partner

Gerard LyonsGerard is partner in charge of the region, including Deloitte’s offices in Cork and Limerick. He is an Audit partner, and   leads the Enterprise Risk Services department regionally. Gerard and his team support clients in risk management, corporate governance, information and technology risk, regulatory compliance and internal audit.

Gerard holds a B.Comm from UCC and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

 


John McCarroll

Audit Partner

John McCarrollJohn is a financial services partner responsible for the continued development and growth of the firm’s financial services practice in the areas of audit, assurance, accounting, valuations and treasury support.

He has over 15 years experience in financial services audit and advisory work. Specific areas of specialism include banking and corporate treasury. John’s banking experience includes the audit of large Irish banks as well as IFSC resident international banks. He also has significant international banking experience having previously worked in Brussels and Bermuda. His corporate treasury experience was developed through working with large Irish and European companies on treasury benchmarking, process and control reviews, cash management, and IFRS conversions.

His current areas of focus include banking advisory work related to the current crisis and supporting corporate clients to develop strong treasury and cash management processes which are a key area in the current economic environment.

John holds a BA Degree in Accounting from the University of Kent and a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting from Queens University, Belfast. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland.


Colm McDonnell

Enterprise Risk Services Partner

Colm McDonnellColm is a Partner in the Deloitte Audit Enterprise Risk Services (ERS) division. Colm has been with Deloitte for over 19 years and in this time he has gained invaluable insight and knowledge across all business sectors. Colm and his team support clients in risk management, information and technology risk, regulatory compliance and internal audit through business process and technology specialism. Colm is the Treasurer of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and he is also a Council member.

Colm is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

 

Christian MacManus

Audit Partner

Christian MacManusChristian is an audit partner in our Financial Services practice. Christian specializes in the investment management sector working with a variety of asset managers and third party service providers. Christian also provides clients with additional advisory services in relation to valuation issues/ principles, corporate structures and application of GAAP.

Christian holds a commerce degree from University College Dublin and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

 

Shane Mohan

Consulting Partner

Shane MohanShane is a consulting partner based in the Dublin office. His clients include government departments and offices, semi state companies, multi-national corporations, and public and private companies. Shane is head of our financial management consulting team and in over 17 years of consulting experience he has also undertaken a wide range of information technology, operations and strategic consulting assignments. Shane is also head of our lottery industry consulting practice.

 

Honor Moore

Audit Partner

Honor MooreHonor is a partner in our audit and assurance practice and is based in our Cork office.

Honor has extensive experience in the delivery of audit and advisory services to both multinational and indigenous companies across a broad range of industries.  Along with being an Audit partner, Honor is People partner for Deloitte in the region.

Honor holds a B.Comm from University College Cork and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

 

 

Simon Murphy

Consulting Partner

Simon MurphySimon is a partner in the consulting department, providing services in technology strategy and transformation. He works with clients in harnessing technology to address complex business challenges and leading innovative technology change programmes.

Simon has 20 years of experience in technology consulting. He has worked in a number of industries including financial services, public sector and telecommunications amongst others. He joined Deloitte in 2008, having previously worked with BearingPoint Ireland for over 8 years. He advises CIOs and IT directors on a range of topics from IT strategy, operating models, IT procurement to acquisition due diligence.

Simon holds a B.Sc. in Computer Systems from the University of Limerick and is certified by the Open Group as a master IT architect. He is also a member of the Open Group's Master IT Architect certification board.


Daniel Murray

Audit Partner 

Daniel Murray

Daniel is an audit partner specialising in the provision of assurance and advisory services to both multinational and Irish indigenous companies across a broad range of industry sectors, most notably technology, retail & distribution, manufacturing, energy, aviation and life sciences.  

Daniel has experience of accounting under various accounting standards including IFRS and US GAAP, along with having significant revenue assurance expertise.

Daniel has extensive M&A advisory and due diligence (both acquisition and vendor) transaction execution experience, assisting in maximising shareholder value for both large corporate and private equity clients.  He has worked with a number of significant private equity and venture-capital backed organisations and is also a member of the Irish firm’s cross functional M&A team, advising on business combinations, reconstructions and reorganisations.

Daniel has also advised a number of large corporates on special purpose engagements around corporate governance, risk assessment processes, and financial control improvements.

Daniel holds a BSc Mgmt. degree from Trinity College Dublin, a Masters in Accounting from University College Dublin and is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland.
He has authored a number of articles which have been published within various accountancy journals and national broadsheets.

 

Ronan Nolan

Corporate Finance Partner

Ronan NolanRonan leads our Corporate Finance division which encompasses a range of service lines in the financial advisory area.

Ronan leads advisory projects, with a particular focus on Mergers & Acquisition support and Due Diligence services. He has wide ranging experience in consulting and advisory engagements covering accounting, audit, governance, and investigation services. In recent years, Ronan has specialised in the financial services sector. He has served clients in the insurance, regulatory, credit union, stockbroker and financial intermediary sectors, as well as in property, manufacturing and technology.

Ronan is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland (ICAI) and has a Bachelor of Science degree from University College Dublin. Ronan is also a member of the Auditing Practices Board (APB), which is the independent audit standard setting body for the UK and Ireland and a member of the Council of the ICAI and chairs the ICAI Finance Board.

 

Brian O'Callaghan

Audit Partner

Brian O'CallaghanBrian is an audit partner specialising in the provision of assurance and advisory services to clients in the insurance, banking and securities sectors. Brian’s areas of expertise in these sectors include a particular focus on regulatory matters, valuation issues and structured finance vehicles.

Brian has been with the firm for 10 years and has worked with a number of large Irish and international insurance companies and banks on both audit and advisory assignments. The advisory work includes providing advice on risk, regulatory and governance matters across a range of financial institutions. Brian has also spent three years working in the structured finance sector in Australia.

Brian holds a B.Comm International (French) and a Masters in Accounting from University College Dublin. He is also an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute.

 

Chris O'Connell

Corporate Finance Partner

Chris O'ConnellChris O’Connell joined the firm as a partner in its Corporate Finance department in January 2012. Chris is responsible for the firm’s mergers and acquisitions service offering, working, in particular, with public companies and large corporates.

Chris brings over 20 years of corporate finance and advisory experience. Most recently, he was CEO and Chairman of Elkstone Capital, an international advisory and private equity business. Prior to that, Chris worked exclusively for a major real estate development group with operations in Ireland, UK, France and the USA, and was responsible for the structuring and financing of many diverse projects.

A former Director of IBI Corporate Finance, Chris was responsible for many high profile mergers, acquisitions and financings in the Irish corporate market during his tenure. Prior to his time with IBI, Chris worked with Kleinwort Benson in London and Frankfurt, where he was instrumental in establishing Kleinwort’s investment banking franchise.

 

 

Joan O'Connor

Head of the TMTE Group

Joan O'ConnorJoan is the Irish firm’s head of the TMTE Group. She is also an international tax partner with over 25 years experience, in Dublin and London, advising Irish domestic public and private companies and inbound multinational clients.

Joan is a past president of the Irish Taxation Institute for 2007/2008 and a current member of the taxation committee of the American Chamber in Ireland and the Irish Institute of European Affairs. She is a regular author for Irish Tax Review, International Tax Review magazine and its publications and BNA publications. She has been listed as a top advisor in the Irish marketplace in various sectors, including transfer pricing.

Joan is a FCA, FITI and a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin.

 

Dan O'Donovan

Tax Partner

Dan O'DonovanDan is a partner in our Tax department and is based in our Limerick office.
He has extensive experience in providing specialist corporate tax advice to a range of clients in the IT, manufacturing, distribution and retail sectors. 

Dan’s clients include the Irish operations of many MNCs and large indigenous groups. He has particular expertise in group restructurings, maximising the benefits of Ireland’s low corporate tax rate and the tax issues associated with property related transactions.

Dan holds a B.Comm from University College Cork, is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute.

 

David O'Flanagan

Corporate Finance

David O'FlanaganDavid O’Flanagan is a Partner in Deloitte Corporate Finance and leads its Corporate Finance Advisory practice, incorporating its M&A, capital raising, debt advisory and valuations practice. He joined Deloitte in 1986 from Robson Rhodes in London and has over twenty-five years experience advising on corporate finance matters for major corporate and private equity clients, involving equity capital raising, acquisitions, disposals, debt raising and restructuring, PPP and project finance engagements, both in Ireland and internationally.

David has advised on M&A and capital raising transactions involving a broad range of clients across multiple sectors, and has significant experience in providing debt advisory and valuation services to clients.

 

John O'Flynn

Tax Partner

John O'FlynnJohn is a partner in our Tax department and is based in our Cork office.  He has extensive experience advising on a wide range of tax issues, including international tax, group reorganisation, succession planning, and private client advisory.  

John has particular expertise in advising clients in both the public and semi-state sectors.

John is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute.

 

 

Deirdre Power

Head of  Investment Management Advisory and Tax Partner

Deirdre PowerDeirdre Power is a tax partner specialising in financial services. She has more than ten years experience in advising financial services clients in the areas of investment management and funds, leasing, banking, securitisation and structured finance. She was previously chair of the Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA) and is also a current member of the IFIA tax committee.

She has worked with the Revenue Authorities on introducing various aspects of financial services tax legislation.  She is also part of the banking and treasury tax group as well as being appointed to the Taoiseach’s Pan European Pensions taskforce.

Deirdre currently advises a wide variety of international companies and regularly contributes articles to international tax and financial services industry focused publications. She has also presented at numerous funds and securitisation conferences.  She is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

 

Paul Reck

Tax Partner

Paul ReckPaul is an International Tax Partner with a particular involvement in the financial services sector. He has served many global clients in the banking, insurance and capital markets sectors and is a member of the Banking & Treasury Group set up by the Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) to advise on the development of the financial services sector in Ireland.

In 2007, Paul relocated to the US where he has set up an Irish desk in our New York office giving clients access to international tax specialists from outside the US, who understand the issues relevant to US business. Paul is also a former secretary to the Commission on Taxation, a review body established to consider taxation policy. A co-author of the annual publication 'Taxation Summary', Paul has spoken and written on many international tax topics.

 

Martin Reilly

Audit Partner

Martin ReillyMartin Reilly is an audit partner specialising in the provision of assurance and advisory services to clients in the banking and securities sector. Martin’s main area of expertise is the banking and securities industry, with a particular focus on regulation, capital management and financial instrument accounting.

Martin has been with the firm for 15 years and has worked with a number of large Irish and International Banks on both audit and advisory assignments. The advisory work includes providing advice on risk, regulatory and governance matters across a range of financial institutions including banks, building societies, stockbrokers and credit unions.

Martin holds a BA in Accounting and Finance and an MBS in Accounting from Dublin City University. Martin is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.


Kevin Sheehan

Head of the Consumer Business Group

Kevin SheehanKevin is Head of the Consumer Business Group, prior to this he was an audit partner in the Consumer Business group in Dublin. Kevin has more than fifteen years audit and advisory experience in a variety of industries including products manufacturing, retail & distribution and bloodstock. Kevin also serves a number of large property development and construction groups. In addition, Kevin specialises in the provision of audit and transaction support services to a number of listed natural resource and exploration groups. Kevin also leads the firms Best Managed Companies programme.

 

Mike Sheehan

Tax Partner, Business Tax

Mike Sheehan PhotoMike Sheehan is a Corporate Finance Partner and he leads this service line in our regional offices in Cork and Limerick. However Mike also acted as a lead taxation partner for many years. Mike has extensive experience in M&A, refinancing and corporate reorganisations & restructuring from both a taxation and corporate finance point of view. In this regard, Mike advises a wide range of clients, primarily indigenous companies, in areas as diverse as

  • Strategic planning for shareholder exit (Sale/MBO/succession)
  • Acquisitions and organic expansions
  • Deal arrangement and transaction structuring
  • Financing (in particular R&D)

He delivers services to a very broad range of clients across the Technology, Distribution, Manufacturing, Services and property sectors.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Commerce of University College Cork. He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland  and a member of the Irish Taxation Institute, he has lectured extensively for both bodies.

 

Cathal Treacy

Audit Partner

Cathal TreacyCathal is a partner in our Audit and Assurance practice and is based in our Limerick office.

He has significant experience in leading audit and advisory services for both multinational and indigenous organisations.  

Currently Vice President of Limerick Chamber, Cathal holds a BBS from the University of Limerick and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland .  

 

 

Niall Walsh

Audit Partner

Niall WalshNiall is an audit partner who also specialises in Professional Issues, Regulatory Issues and Compliance. Niall is a Chartered Accountant who joined the firm in 1987 working in Audit and Enterprise Risk Services in both Ireland and the USA.

Niall currently splits his time between working in Ireland and working as Deputy Director of Global Audit Services with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Niall is also the current chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland’s Audit and Assurance Committee and the CCAB-I nominee to the Pensions Board.

 

Joanne Whelan

Tax Partner

Joanne WhelanJoanne Whelan is a Partner specialising in Capital Tax and Estate Planning.

She has over 10 years experience advising private clients on estate planning related issues arising on the transfer of wealth to the next generation by way of gift/inheritance. Joanne also advises trustees of family trusts, both domestic and international, on issues arising in respect of dealing with trust property.

Joanne has extensive experience in advising on stamp duty issues in respect of transactions involving corporate and private clients.

Joanne also leads the Corporate and Legal Services department which provides a wide range of services to both public and private companies, including corporate formations and compliance, business name protection, corporate governance, alternative dispute resolution and employment law.

She is a practising solicitor, a member of the Law Society of Ireland, a member of the Irish branch of STEP and an associate of the Irish Taxation Institute.

Joanne has lectured extensively on capital tax and estate planning matters and has contributed to a number of professional publications. Joanne currently sits on the committee of the Irish branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

 

Padraic Whelan

Corporate Tax Partner

Padraic WhelanPadraic is a partner in the Deloitte Corporate tax practice and has over 20 years experience in practice, advising on both domestic and international tax transactions. Padraic is a graduate of University College Galway, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and an Associate of the Institute of Taxation in Ireland.

Padraic leads the Real Estate & Infrastructure Group in Deloitte and has a particular focus on advising Property Developers and Investors.

He provides advice to a broad range of both domestic and international clients. The scope of advice involves tax planning, consultancy assignments and structuring transactions to ensure minimisation of taxation.

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