Friday October 30, 2020

Smoke and mirrors: the discreet charm of the Communications Clinic

In an era of cynicism about politics, it doesn’t help when a PR company working for the government keeps becoming the story. But now Eoghan McDermott of the Communications Clinic wants to put the record straight

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

21st October, 2018
Eoghan McDermott: ‘We never give people lines to say’Picture: Fergal Phillips

“It seems that our public life is now to be dominated by spin and that plain speaking is elided in favour of meaningless public relations speak. This is a hideous development in Irish public life.” Mr Justice Peter Charleton

It is no fun for your industry or business to be on the end of a stinging rebuke from Peter Charleton. Eoghan McDermott, the new managing director of the Communications Clinic, is taking it...

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