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Dermot Ryan

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Dermot Ryan was appointed to the new position of Executive Director of Ireland for Law in October 2023. A public affairs professional and Principal of DR Advisory, Dermot has almost 30 years of experience working in key advisory roles to leaders of not-for-profit, public sector bodies and private companies in both Ireland and Australia.

He returned to Ireland in 2018 after seven years in Australia, where he served as Chief of Staff to Australian Labor Party President and Labor Union Leader Tony Sheldon.

Earlier in his career, Dermot worked Chernobyl Children International, the world’s leading not-for-profit organisation working to alleviate suffering from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

An experienced political campaigner on three continents, Dermot has managed political campaigns for national, European and local elections. He now delivers training on behalf of Women for Election Ireland and has consulted with the Washington DC-based National Democratic Institute.

Dermot is Chair of the Board of Alice Public Relations, an award-winning Irish Public Affairs Agency.

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