WHO WE ARE
Liberty Communicates is an innovative public relations and content creation company with over a hundred combined years’ experience at the cutting edge of national and international journalism. Our vast experience managing newsrooms and award-winning teams of journalists helps us to build influence and develop your profile and protect the reputation of your organisation and senior executives.
Our experience working for some of Ireland and the UK’s best-known media organisations also enables us to develop striking narratives that will frame your unique story in ways that will excite and engage your audiences. Our network of trusted journalists, writers, editors, graphic artists and videographers ensures your content will be of the highest quality, delivered to meet the most demanding deadlines.
Shane Doran – Managing Director
Shane Doran is a former newspaper Editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive News Editor of the Irish Independent for over seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as Editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has also held senior editorial roles with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and was appointed Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group, in 2013. He was nominated in the Journalist of the Year category of the 2011 NNI Journalism Awards. Shane has worked as a political communications strategist and as a media consultant to many well-known companies and brands.
Laura Warren – Sales & Marketing
Laura is an entrepreneur with more than 10 years’ experience in media sales and marketing. She is an Irish Times Digital Marketing graduate with extensive knowledge and experience of social media and search engine marketing. Laura has advised many companies and brands on how to grow their business by harnessing the power of social media platforms and innovative SEO techniques. She also has an extensive background in conveyancing, litigation and office management.
Michael Wolsey - Chairman
Michael has 50 years’ experience as a journalist and editor on national and local newspapers. He was Features Editor of the Irish Press, Assistant Editor of the Evening Herald and Deputy Editor of the Irish Independent for 15 years, during which time he led coverage of the biggest stories of the period that had a profound impact on Irish life. Michael was Managing Director of the Drogheda Independent group of local newspapers in the North East. He is a columnist for newspapers in Waterford, Carlow and Kilkenny.
Robin Whelan - Web Design & Development
Robin has extensive knowledge and experience in all things digital, specialising in website design and development. He prides himself on design solutions are visually appealing and user friendly, systems that are easy to navigate yet highly functional and interactive.
Over the years Robin has collaborated within many industries, providing him with valuable insight which he brings to every project. If you need to develop an impressive new look for your web presence, Robin provides innovative solutions to for all your digital needs.