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Deirdre Coghlan Murray

Managing Director

Deirdre holds an MSc in Executive Coaching & Behavioural Change through Henley Business School (Reading University) and is a graduate of Business Management with over 30 years HR, Recruitment & Selection and Coaching experience both nationally and internationally. She is the Managing Director of Leinsters leading HR Service’s company established since 1998. Her experience spans both global and local organisations with exposure to Multinational Best Practice environments. Her passion for helping people get the best out of themselves is contagious.Deirdre’s coaching practice is based on a strong code of ethics founded on confidentiality and a clear coaching contract. She works with a strong awareness of the system within which individuals and teams work and live.

Stephen Farrell-O'Callaghan


Stephen is a Director at Clark, having joined the company in April of 2008. Prior to this, Stephen worked in the Services Industry, specialising in Sales, Personnel and Recruitment Management. He holds a Hons Degree in Marketing from Dublin Business School, a Diploma in Behavioural Science, an IMI Diploma in Digital Marketing & Social Media and is also a Qualified Psychometric Assessor and a highly experienced and competent Project Manager. Along with managing the overall business, Stephen manages a number of significant outsourced projects including RPO for Teagasc nationally and distribution management for Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council. Stephen is responsible for overall operations at Clark, with a particular focus on Recruitment & Selection and Managed Service Solutions. Stephen is very customer focused, energetic and above all highly organised and solutions driven.

Sarah O’Farrell Mortimer

Temporary Divisional Manager

Sarah holds a Diploma in HR Management, a Certificate in Journalism & Media and she is IITD qualified. She is a highly experienced recruitment consultant with extensive national and international experience, of both in-house HR and external recruitment. Sarah’s focus is on managing temporary recruitment projects working closely with clients to provide the highest standard of service.

Niamh Mullen

Permanent Division Manager

Niamh is Manager of the Permanent Recruitment Division. She has over 15 years’ experience in Recruitment, Account Management and Business Development across a wide variety of sectors. Niamh has recently completed her Certificate in Counselling Skills in NUI Maynooth and has been successful in securing a place on the MSc programme in Guidance Counselling in DCU which commences in September of 2017. She is also a qualified Psychometric Assessor trained to use the Innermetrix suite of tools. Niamh’s focus is on leading the permanent recruitment division, developing her team and working closely with clients to provide a professional service and build successful commercial partnerships.

Edel Smyth

Senior Recruitment Partner

Edel holds a BSc (Hons.) Degree in Property Studies and is a member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland. Edel is also a qualified Psychometric Assessor trained to use the Innermetrix suite of tools. She has in excess of 16 years’ experience in Account Management, Business Development and Sales. Edel is a highly experienced and competent Senior Recruitment Partner who has Project Managed the Recruitment Process for a diverse range of clients including large Multinationals, SME’s and Start-up Companies across a wide variety of industries. She has extensive experience working on Temporary, Retained Contract and Permanent Placements.

Katie Sloan

Recruitment Partner

Katie has over 7 years’ experience in sales and relationship management, gained mostly in the hospitality industry. Katie holds an MBA in Business Management from Dublin Business School, and an Hons Degree in Marketing from IT Carlow. She is very customer focused and is dedicated to delivering a high level of service to both clients and candidates. Katie’s focus is on permanent roles and her goal is to exceed client expectations, while delivering a unique client experience.

Kellyann Murphy

Recruitment Partner

KellyAnn joins Clark coming from corporate banking where she worked in client services and finance. Prior to this Kellyann spent a number of years in the services industry. KellyAnn holds a Legal & Business Studies Diploma and most recently completed a Legal Secretary Diploma in Irish Law specialising in employment law, compliance and legislation. Kellyann will support our Temporary Divisional Manager and assist with developing key accounts and managing the recruitment experience. She is dedicated to providing a high standard of customer service to both clients and candidates.

Ciara Buckley

MSS Project Manager

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from IT Carlow, Ciara was promoted to Project Manager within Clark. Acting as the solitary recruitment partner for Teagasc, she is responsible for the coordination of all Teagasc recruitment activity.

Beatrice Travers

Marketing & Quality Specialist

With an Hons Degree in Communications from DCU and a Certificate in Personnel Practice (CIPD), Beatrice has over 12 years experience in professional service-driven environments. She has held many positions including Training & Quality Manager and Recruitment Consultant. As Marketing & Quality Specialist, Beatrice has responsibility for all digital social media platforms, marketing & communication campaigns, internal quality project coordination and ISO at Clark.

Bernie Devaney

Finance Manager

Bernie’s vast experience in Payroll and Accounts covers a full range of sectors from manufacturing, to finance, to retail. Clients in these businesses depend on her to manage their Payroll systems and ensure their personnel are paid correctly and on time. In addition to out-source Payroll solutions, Bernie’s technical expertise includes project management, finance and book-keeping. Above all, her calm professionalism and personable manner ensure an excellent service.

Martine Rigney

Front of House Administrator

Martine joins Clark having spent 8 years working as Senior Administrator and Document Controller with one of Ireland’s leading Planning, Design and Environmental Consultant Engineering Firms.With over 20 years’ experience in administration, accounts and document control management, Martine is extremely client focused and highly organised.She is responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of all front of house activities and the client experience. Martine will also be involved in the coordination of some significant projects for Clark.