Our People

Ian Lawlor

Managing Partner

Service/Specialisation:
Audit & Restructuring Services

Ian embodies the JPA Brenson Lawlor ethos, being supportive, approachable and ‘business partner’ for the firm’s clients that he works with. 

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Padraic Ferguson

Partner

Service/Specialisation: 
Audit & Corporate Finance Services

A native of the wonderfully named Cornamuckla South, Ballingleara, in County LeitrimPadraic is regarded as the leading financial/business specialist across the community pharmacy sector in Ireland. ​

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Henry Kinch

Partner

Service/Specialisation:
Outsourcing Services

Henry Kinch is the firm’s Audit Assurance and Outsourcing Partner. Originally from a Wicklow farming background he joined the practice in the early 1980’s and since then has built up sectoral expertise with charities, publicans, logistic firms and pharmacies.

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Thomas McDonald

Partner

Service/Specialisation:
Audit & Corporate Finance Services

Audit partner Thomas McDonald had an unusual entry to JPA Brenson Lawlor; he was referred to the firm by a client of the practice. 

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Michael O'Leary

Partner

Service/Specialisation:
Taxation Services

It was Benjamin Franklin who famously said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." 

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Jason Bradshaw

Partner

Service/Specialisation:
Corporate Finance

We had to go the course to get Jason to joins us as Corporate Finance Partner. That’s the golf course, of course. Family of legendary golfer Harry Bradshaw, Jason is extremely well-known in his own right in golfing circles. He’s been involved in the Golf Union of Ireland for years and all being well he’ll be club captain in Delgany GC in 2018.

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Kevin Hendricken

Director

Service/Specialisation:
Taxation Services

Kevin is a UCD International Commerce graduate as well as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland, the Irish Taxation Institute and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

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Cathal Maher

Director

Service/Specialisation:
Corporate Legal Services

Cathal has extensive experience providing a wide range of corporate compliance and consultancy advisory services including extensive Group Share Reconstructions in conjunction with innovative tax consultancy.

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Evelyn Rooney

Manager

Service/Specialisation:
Audit & Business Assurance Services​

Evelyn is a Chartered Accountant and holds an honors degree in Maths and Economics from Maynooth University. 

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Eamon McElroy

Manager

Service/Specialisation:
Corporate Finance Services

Eamon McElroy is one of our corporate financiers. For him life’s not worth living unless he’s working on the purchase or sale of a company, a bank restructuring and or some other transaction-based assignment.

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Carol O'Dowd

Audit Manager

Service/Specialisation:
Audit and Business Assurance Services

It’s not surprising that an audit manager loves company books. But our Carol also loves the other kind, the ‘Gone With the Wind’ or ‘Girl on a Train’ kind, as well.

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Ciara Ferguson

Manager

Service/Specialisation:
Service / specialisation – Audit

Fast cars, jumping out of airplanes, preparing for a marathon…all in a day’s work for audit manager Ciara Ferguson. Well that’s after she’s handled clients’ accounting queries, ensured their financial statements are presented properly, checked the numbers agree with the underlying information.

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John Manning

Audit Manager

Service/Specialisation:
Audit and Business Assurance Services

John Manning has recently been promoted to Audit Manager.  A Dublin native with an honours degree in accounting John now lives in Wicklow but still supports the Dubs (does he have alternative?).

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Eoin Lynch

Outsourcing Manager

Service/Specialisation:
Outsourcing Services

Eoin Lynch swears a lot. No not at clients, but at his favourite football team, Leeds United. If you know your footie you’ll know why. But all that swearing demonstrates passion, the same passion he has shared with JPA Brenson Lawlor clients for the last fifteen years.

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Deborah Drought

Tax Manager

Service / Specialisation:
Taxation Services

Deborah Drought , Originally from Wexford Deborah is an AITI Chartered Tax Advisor, having previously graduated with a business degree from Waterford Institute of Technology. 

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Bernard Beirne

Manager

Service/Specialisation:
Corporate Recovery Services

Bernard is a Chartered Certified Accountant. He has extensive experience in corporate recovery and has been involved in numerous liquidations, receiverships, creditor schemes of arrangement, corporate investigations and other corporate recovery assignments.

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Henry Keenan

Payroll Manager

Service/Specialisation: 
Service / Specialisation - Outsourcing Services

We love people with ambition at JPA Brenson Lawlor and we love when they think BIG and dream the potentially impossible dream. What about our Henry Keenan, a manager who has been working in our payroll division since 2003?

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Claire Gallagher

Assistant Tax Manager

Service/Specialisation: 
Service / Specialisation - Taxation

We go the ends of the earth to attract the best talent here to JPA Brenson Lawlor. If you travel as far North as you can go on this island, and if you don’t want to take a dip in the freezing Atlantic, you won’t get much further than beautiful Malin Head in Donegal. That’s where we found Assistant Tax Manager Claire Gallagher who joined us in the middle of 2016.

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