PR firm’s move queried

The PR firm Bance Nolan has made no comment on a story published by The Irish Mail on Sunday about the company opening an office in Dundalk when Mr Conn Murray was Louth County Manager.

Mr Murray was county manager here between 2007 and 2012 and before that Waterford city manager. He is currently Limerick county manager.

The Irish Mail on Sunday article states that when Mr Murray moved to Louth in 2007 the Waterford-based Bance Nolan company opened an office in Dundalk and in its first year operating from this county it was paid €61,909.71 for PR work carried out for the local authorities in Louth.

The article states that Sinn Fein county councilor Tomas Sharkey called for a review of the work carried out by Bance Nolan for Louth Local Authority. The article also states that - at the time - the PR firm’s director Brian Nolan said: “We see tremendous business potential in Dundalk and the wider region. There is a very clear sense of Dundalk in particular, beginning to achieve its full potential as the designated gateway to the northeast while we are also very interested in the various cross-border initiatives impacting on the east border region.”

Louth Local Authorities had no comment to make on the story.


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