Irish Community Rapid Response

Irish Community Rapid Response is a charity delivering professional pre-hospital A&E care directly to the site of emergencies throughout Ireland.

The preventable loss of a child’s life in West Cork in 2006 was the catalyst that led to the formation of ICRR. Galvanised by the tragedy, community members embarked on a mission: to expedite the delivery of professional A&E care to life-threatening emergencies in rural or disadvantaged urban areas. By harnessing the goodwill of local doctors and advanced paramedics, the West Cork community established Ireland’s first voluntary Rapid Response organisation.

National Safeguarding Committee

The National Safeguarding committee brings together key players in public services, legal and financial services, the health and social care professions, regulatory authorities and NGOs representing older people, people with disabilities and carers – to ensure that adults who may be vulnerable are safeguarded. We are implementing a national public awareness campaign on safeguarding from June to October.

ABI Ireland

ABI Ireland works in communities across Ireland to support and empower people with acquired brain injury to rebuild their lives. We worked on ABI’s major National Conference in Croke Park this year and also ABI’s annual awareness week.


Association of Optometrists

The Association of Optometrists represents optometrists across Ireland. We have worked with the Association since 2009 assisting with consumer awareness campaigns and member communications.

Childhood Development Initiative

The Childhood Development Initiative in Tallaght aims to provide better outcomes for children. We provide a full Communications Management service to CDI with a focus on communicating research findings and learnings into the policy process.

Coach and Tourism Council of Ireland (CTTC)

The Coach Tourism & Transport Council of Ireland (CTTC) is the representative body for Ireland’s  private bus sector. We have worked with CTTC on the issue of bus transport which was a very high profile in the media during the 2017 public bus strike.


Connect is an out of hours telephone based counselling service for adults who were abused in childhood. We have worked with Connect since 2008 to increase awareness of the service and on engagement with sector stakeholders.

Hands up for Children

Hands up for Children is an election focused campaign to build support among political parties and Independents for greater investment in prevention and early intervention in the next Programme for Government. We are providing media relations support and producing short videos for social media.


We provide a media relations service to innovative Irish business IdentiGEN. IdentiGEN provides DNA traceability on meat products in Ireland and across the world. The ‘traceback’ labels you see on your food in the supermarket – this is the company behind it.

Irish Health Trade Association

The IHTA represents the interests of manufacturers, importers, and distributors of specialist health products in Ireland. The principal aim of the IHTA is to promote the wellness of all people in Ireland and to ensure they have the freedom to continue to access natural health products and traditional medicines that are safe, efficacious, and of high quality. We work with IHTA on its media strategy and messaging.

Mental Health and Social Research Unit (MHSRU)

The Mental Health and Social Research Unit is led by Dr. Sinead McGilloway and based at Maynooth University. It is an interdisciplinary research community at the cutting edge of applied and collaborative health and social research in Ireland.

Preparing for Life

Preparing for Life (PfL) is a prevention a early intervention organisation based in the Dublin 19 area. PfL will be launching a series of evaluation reports on its work with parents and children during Spring and early Summer 2016. PfL’s aim is to identify proven strategies to improve outcomes for children and families.

Prevention and Early Intervention Network

The Prevention and Early Intervention Network represents 24 organisations working in the area of prevention and early intervention. We provide support with public affairs and media relations.

Irish Postmasters’ Union

The Irish Postmasters’ Union is the trade representative organisation for over 1,000 Postmasters across the country. We provide public affairs and media relations support.

Volunteer Ireland

Volunteer Ireland is the national organisation to encourage, facilitate and promote volunteering in Ireland. We provide media relations and strategic support to key events for Volunteer Ireland including:


All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care

The All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care works to improve the experience of supportive, palliative and end-of-life care. We provide a full Communications Management support service to the Institute.

An Taisce, Environmental Education Unit

The Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce deliver a series of world-class environmental programmes to support communities, schools, colleges and households. We supported An Taisce with its media relations during 2013.

Association of Childhood Professionals

The Association is a new client that is to be formally launched this summer and aims to represent professionals in the childhood sector and secure good standards in service delivery.


EyeZone is a trade brand for independent Optometrists who work together to provide competitive services and offerings to consumers. We provide media relations services and strategic advice.

Happy Talk

Happy Talk is an innovative community based children’s literacy support programme on the Northside of Cork city. We provided media relations and public affairs support to Happy Talk to launch reports and also to lobby for HSE funding, which was successfully secured.

Haines I Home Managers

An new property sales and lettings agency in Dublin in 2014, we worked with the business to advise it’s launch and on growing its profile and engagement with customers.

Irish Academy of Public Relations

We provided lecturing and student mentoring to PR students at the Irish Academy of Public Relations in 2012 & 2013.

Irish Association of Physicists in Medicine

We have provided advice to the Association on developing it’s communications and led a members workshop on strengthening internal communications structures in 2013.


Ireland’s leading advertising and media buying agency we launched research on public attitudes and behaviour regarding public sector advertising.

Palliative Care Week

Palliative Care Week is the island of Ireland first ever all island public awareness campaign in Palliative Care. The campaign was fully developed and delivered in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland by Cavanagh Communications from 2014-2016.

Paul Partnership

Paul Partnership is a social organisation in Limerick that provide services and support to the community. Cavanagh Communications provided training services on media relations and advocacy in 2012.



  • *BreastCheck, the National Breast Cancer Screening Programme
  • Institute of Public Health in Ireland
  • Irish Cancer Society
  • *Irish Heart Foundation
  • National Advisory Committee on Drugs
  • National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI)
  • Office of Tobacco Control
  • St. James’s University Hospital
  • St. Luke’s Hospital
  • St. Patrick’s University Hospital
  • St. Vincent’s University Hospital.


  • CBM Ireland
  • National Bikeweek
  • The Comber Foundation
  • Vita.


  • Acorn Life Assurance
  • Ballymaloe Country Relish
  • Donegal Airport
  • Elan
  • Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland
  • Skillnets Training Network
  • Society of Actuaries
  • Trinity College Dublin.

*These were in-house roles. The others were in a consultancy capacity.

Cavanagh Communications PR RTE Keelin Shanley Volunteer Ireland Awards