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 works as a political communications strategist and as a media consultant to many well-known companies and brands.
Laura Warren – Digital Media Director
Laura is a digital media and communications expert who has worked with a wide range of companies and organisations across multiple industry sectors. An alumni of the WIT School of Business New Frontiers and an Irish Times Digital Marketing graduate, Laura is an award-winning health and nutrition blogger with an extensive knowledge of how to harness the power of social media and innovative search engine optimisation (SEO) to market your individual brand.
Michael Wolsey - Editorial Director
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.
James O'Neill - Web Design & Development
James has extensive knowledge and experience in all things digital, specialising in website development and design. He prides himself on website solutions that are visually appealing and user friendly, systems that are easy to navigate yet highly functional and interactive. James has worked on the design and development of websites, mobile apps, API’s and Artificial Intelligence-based software systems since studying Computer Science & Software Engineering at Dublin City University (DCU). He has also developed the fastest single image Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) software in Europe.