Project Team

The key personnel responsible for the NBP comprises a senior management team from the Department supported by various workstreams. These workstreams are led by individuals who make up the core team. Given the complex nature of the project, it was also necessary to acquire specialist advice. Contractors and various Government advisory bodies fulfill these roles. 


Departmental Senior Management

Ciarán Ó hÓbáin – Assistant Secretary

Orla Ryan - Principal Officer

Fergal Mulligan - Programme Director  

Patrick Neary - Chief Technology Officer- Communications

Ciara Kennedy – Contract Team Lead

Tom McCormack – Commercial Team Lead


Core Team

Michael Doran                Nuala Dormer             Derek Hickey                              

Jeff Maguire                    Paul Lee                        Louise McCarthy                      

Yvonne McCarthy          Dara McGowan            John McLaughlin                       

Roger O'Connor             Andrew Sullivan          Brefne Sweeney

External Advisors
The Department acquired the services of the advisors listed below in accordance with public procurement regulations, mainly by public tender via eTenders, the Governments public procurement website. Along with these contracted consultants, advice is also provided by various State bodies such as ComReg, NewERA and the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA).


Legal Advice – Mason Hayes and Curran

Financial/Procurement/Specialist Advice – KPMG

Technical Advice – Analysys Mason

Economic/Strategy Advice – PWC

Environmental Advice – RPS Group

Process Auditor - Peter Smyth Management Consultancy Ltd

Tax/VAT Advice – Deloitte

Insurance Advice – Marsh Ireland

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