John Concannon

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Pádraic Joyce is to take over as Galway football manager. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Galway football is to look to Pádraic Joyce as its new manager. The 1998 and 2001 All-Ireland winner and county captain managed the Galway under-20s t(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Josepha Madigan, Paschal Donohoe and Richard Bruton at St Laurence O’Toole school in Dublin city for the launch of Creative Youth. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In December 2017, I found myself in a crowded classroom in St Laurence O’Toole Girls National School on Seville Place, Dublin, where the first- and se(...)

John Concannon: has been appointed to a new role of vice-president (development) in NUIG. Photograph: Alan Betson

The head of the Government’s defunct Strategic Communications Unit (SCU) John Concannon has left the civil service to take up a senior appointment wit(...)

John Concannon: has been appointed to a new role of vice-president (development) in NUIG. Photograph: Alan Betson

The head of the Government’s defunct Strategic Communications Unit (SCU) John Concannon has left the civil service to take up a senior appointment wit(...)

John Concannon: will retain the assistant secretary pay grade of between €122,313 and €139,728  for his new appointment. Photograph: Alan Betson

John Concannon, who ran the soon-to-be-disbanded strategic communications unit, is taking up a new role as head of a Government project aimed at expan(...)

John Concannon, head of the strategic communications unit, told the media agency organising the advertorials they should read “in partnership with Ireland 2040, an initiative of the Government of Ireland”, according to documents released under the Freedom of Information  Act. Photograph: Alan Betson

The head of the Government’s strategic communications unit (SCU), insisted paid-for content on the Ireland 2040 national development plan in newspaper(...)

In his report on the controversial Strategic Communications Unit, the secretary general to the Government, Martin Fraser, concludes that it has lost the confidence of the opposition and has becomine a distraction, and on that basis should be wound down.

For democracy to work, governments must have ways of communicating to citizens how their money is being spent and what decisions are being taken in th(...)

 Sinn Féin’s   Pearse Doherty. “The SCU has been tarnished, and there has been political interference.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government review of its Strategic Communications Unit (SCU) is likely to reject claims it politicised the publicity campaign for Project 2040, bu(...)

A screen shot from Government video promoting Ireland.

As for gifts, it’ll probably be the usual assortment of linen and books and a little something in silver. Or maybe Leo might surprise Donald with a b(...)

“Leo Varadkar comes from a generation that places an enormous premium on being connected and being in touch, that is locked in the feedback loop of approval.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

John Concannon, head of the Government’s now notorious Strategic Communications Unit (SCU), is not Josef Goebbels. The SCU is not, as one might think (...)

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