Strategic Communications

Our Strategic Communications team devises and manages a strategic approach to all aspects of engagement regarding each development proposal, focusing on maximising support while minimising objections.

We are usually instructed by clients to work alongside our planning team, but can also be appointed on a stand-alone basis.

Our Services:

Communications and stakeholder engagement strategy

Identify key stakeholders and design and implement detailed communications plans to manage all aspects of engagement in relation to development proposals.

Political / Social context

Advice on the political context and local aspirations regarding development sites which will influence prospects of success for particular land uses.

Political engagement

Undertake professional ongoing engagement with elected representatives and political stakeholders at all levels to provide relevant project information, develop support and or address any concerns.

Community consultation

Manage all aspects of statutory and non-statutory pre-application community consultation (PACC). Seek to generate local support and identify and address potential concerns. Utilise online and traditional methods of engagement. Produce detailed PACC Reports for submission to the local Planning authority.

Third party engagement

Engage with influential third party groups, individuals and organisations to encourage support for development proposals.

Political monitoring

Closely monitor political activity at Stormont, Dáil Éireann, Westminster and EU level in real time to identify parliamentary questions, motions, debates legislative changes that impact client interests.

Media relations

Professionally manage engagement with local and national media to ensure key messages are delivered and information reported is accurate and up-to-date. Develop a strategic approach, as advocates for a development proposal, ensuring its benefits are understood and recognised.

Media training and preparation for public deputations

Prepare clients for broadcast media interviews; deputations to Councils, Parliamentary Select committees, Oireachtas committees; appearances at public inquiries, oral hearings, etc.


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1 Pavilions Office Park, Kinnegar Drive, Holywood, BT18 9JQ
Denshaw House, 121 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland