James Morrissey

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James Morrissey is a public relations agent and long-term paid[1] spokesperson for the billionaire Denis O'Brien.[2][3][4][5]

He co-founded The Sunday Business Post and is a director of Newstalk and FleishmanHillard.[6]

His book Inishbofin and Inishark Connemara, featuring the collected photos and reports of other people, was launched at The Bailey in Duke Street, Dublin by close friend Taoiseach Enda Kenny.[6][7] Also present on the night was P. J. Mara.[8]

Morrissey received criticism from prominent politicians[9] for statements made regarding Dáil Éireann and Catherine Murphy TD stating "The Dáil is a bit of a talking club, they want their own rules for themselves"[10] and of Murphy that she was “dishonest in her conduct” and “peddling . . . illegally procured information which contains falsehood”[11]

From County Mayo, he tends to holiday in Connemara, owning a house in Cleggan.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hard to see how 'verbal assaults' on Murphy were in O'Brien's interests". The Irish Times. 5 June 2015. Archived from the original on 6 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Harris, Eoghan (1 April 2012). "Fine Gael must stop its blustering on Denis O'Brien". Sunday Independent. Because a recent article by O'Brien's PR man, James Morrissey, signals it will not be the same paper. Morrissey, O'Brien's mouthpiece, writing in the Sunday Business Post, attacked Anne Harris, the editor of the Sunday Independent. 
  3. ^ "Denis O'Brien criticises Sindo for "one of the most biased campaigns ever waged"". TheJournal.ie. 15 May 2012. Archived from the original on 1 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "'It's Important People Stand Up For Democracy'". 29 May 2015. Archived from the original on 31 May 2015. Denis O'Brien's tireless spokesman James Morrissey went on RTÉ Radio One's Today with Sean O'Rourke [hosted by Keelin Shanley] this morning to put forward his client's case for wishing to prevent media outlets reporting Catherine Murphy's speech to the dáil yesterday. 
  5. ^ "Morrissey And Mar'". 31 May 2015. Archived from the original on 31 May 2015. Denis O’Brien's spokesman James Morrissey and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin engaged in a pre-recorded debate with Richard Crowley for RTÉ's This Week on the ongoing constitutional brouhaha. 
  6. ^ a b c "New book by James Morrissey focuses on life long ago on Galway islands". IrishCentral. Archived from the original on 1 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Taoiseach Enda Kenny launches Inishark and Inishbofin". 29 May 2015. Archived from the original on 1 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Bofin lovers and Shark fans join a very political party". The Irish Times. 1 December 2012. Archived from the original on 1 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "O'Brien spokesman clashes with FF leader over airwaves - Independent.ie". Independent.ie. Retrieved 2015-12-23. 
  10. ^ "O'Brien controversy: Courts to decide on right to report". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2015-12-23. 
  11. ^ "O'Brien controversy: Courts to decide on right to report". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2015-12-23.