Colleagues mourn ‘dear friend' Bill O’Herlihy

Colleagues mourn ‘dear friend' Bill O’Herlihy

Insight Consultants have released a statement expressing their shock and sorrow at the unexpected death of broadcaster and PR consultant Bill O’Herlihy.

O’Herlihy founded O’Herlihy Communications in 1973 and the company merged with Insight Consultants in March this year.

The statement from the company read:

“Our friend and colleague Bill O’Herlihy RIP

Insight Consultants are deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden and unexpected passing of our dear friend and colleague Bill O’Herlihy.

For over four decades, Bill was one of the leading voices in the Irish public relations industry. Bill founded O’Herlihy Communications in the early 1970s, when the industry was in its infancy.

He oversaw the development of the PR industry from its early days and gave many of its leading practitioners their first job. An award-winning public relations professional and broadcaster, he was always there to support and mentor his staff.

He led the company until this year when O’Herlihy Communications merged with Insight Consultants. Bill was our friend and made a huge impact on all of our lives. We will miss him greatly.

All of our thoughts and condolences go out to his wife Hilary, his daughters Jill and Sally, his grandchildren and his extended family.

Issued on behalf of Bill’s colleagues in O’Herlihy Communications and Insight Consultants.”

Related: Retired broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy dies, age 76.

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