Communications Day

The Law Society is pleased to announce the details of Communications Day 2021.

Communications Day is open to all members and is free to attend. CPD hours will be available to participants. This event will be facilitated as an online event, and will focus on media and digital skills.

Solicitors provide an essential service in communities across the country. The pandemic has impacted the way we communicate and how we do business. It is more important than ever that solicitors use media and digital communications to raise awareness of their services and contribute to discussions on legal issues.

This event has been specially designed to support Law Society members to develop a mix of practical communications skills to build profile as subject matter experts. Speakers will include some of Ireland’s leading national and regional journalists and broadcasters, and an expert social media strategist.

Event details

Date/Time: 10am to 1.30pm, Wednesday 10 November

Location: online via Zoom webinar

CPD hours (Management and Professional Development Skills) will be available to participants. 

Speakers include:

  • Sinéad O’Carroll, Editor, TheJournal.ie: Sinéad O'Carroll is a journalist, broadcaster and Editor of TheJournal.ie, where she has worked for the past 10 years. She has presented a number of national television and radio shows and is a regular contributor to news, current affairs and sports programmes.
  • Sinéad Hubble, Head of News and Sport, Midlands 103FM: Sinéad joined Midlands 103 in 2005 and is now Head of News, Sport and Current Affairs. She has been producing the Midlands Today Show for 15 years, which won the IMRO Current Affairs Show of the Year in 2016. Her role includes managing the news department, delivering news bulletins, sourcing local news stories, presenting, generating content and ideas, and finding guests for the station’s flag ship show.
  • Darragh Doyle, social media strategist: Darragh Doyle has used the internet to communicate effectively to audiences for over 20 years.  He is an experienced and respected social media strategist, specialising in engagement, community management and crisis communications. His recent work with the Communications, Digital and Marketing teams within EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum means he hears and shares the stories of great Irish people and people of Irish descent abroad and at home who have a positive impact on their communities and on society. EPIC was voted Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction in the 2019, 2020 and 2021 World Travel Awards, ahead of the Colosseum, the Eiffel Tower, the Acropolis and Buckingham Palace among others. Since joining EPIC, it has become one of Dublin's must-see visitor attractions and Darragh regularly collaborates with Failte Ireland, Visit Dublin, Tourism Ireland and the Department of Foreign Affairs on campaigns and initiatives. Darragh has worked on projects for RTÉ, Decade of Centenaries, Culture Night, The Shaking Bog Festival, Wicklow County Council, Dublin City Council, Pendulum Summit, Inspirefest, FoodCloud, Element Pictures, Cartoon Saloon, Riverdance, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, Zeminar, St Patrick’s Festival London and IrelandWeek in Los Angeles leading on social media strategy and impactful implementation. He is passionate about literacy, about avoiding misinformation and fauxtrage, about Ireland being a welcoming place for all and about being a loving, thoughtful dad and friend.

Registration closed

Registration for Communications Day closed on Monday 8 November.

If you have any questions, please contact Miriam Taber, Senior PR Executive on 016724915 or m.taber@lawsociety.ie.