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Lunch Bites @ The IoD - Willie O'Reilly- Irish Media: We’re not in Kansas anymore - 21st March 2019

We are pleased to announce that, Willie O'Reilly, CDir, Chairman of iRadio and a Board Director of The Irish Cancer Society, will address 'Irish Media: We’re not in Kansas anymore'. 

The only constant is change and digitisation has accelerated change across the Irish media industry. We live in an age where the rise of digital giants pose existential threat to our local services. Is it all to our benefit or are there dark clouds ahead? What should we prize and have we any power to preserve it? Join the conversation. 

The Lunch Bites @ The IoD Series is kindly sponsored by First Names Group. 

This event takes place on Thursday, 21st March, at 12:45pm in the National Concert Hall, Dublin 2.

Registration and sandwiches at 12:45pm sharp with discussion and Q&A from 1:00pm-1:50pm.

This event is fully booked but if you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email 

If there is a question you would like to ask in advance, please let us know by emailing Lisa Sweeney or feel free to raise your questions or comments on the day. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis

Please note that your attendance is not confirmed until you have received a confirmation email from us.

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21 Mar
Willie O'Reilly , CDir, Chairman of iRadio, and Board Director of The Irish Cancer Society
12:45pm - 1:50pm
Free of charge - IoD members only
The Carolan Room, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
First Names Group
Places Available (Limited Places Remaining)

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Willie O'Reilly

CDir, Chairman of iRadio, and Board Director of The Irish Cancer Society

Willie has spent more than 35 years in the media industry as a producer, managing director and director. He has worked for Today FM, Emap Plc, Communicorp and until 2018 was Group Commercial Director of RTÉ. He is currently chairman of iRadio and a board director of The Irish Cancer Society. He is a past President of The Institute of Directors in Ireland and is a Chartered Director.

First Names Group

First Names Group is a leading independent provider of corporate, trust, fund and real estate services with a network of strategically located offices across the globe.

Its presence in – and knowledge of – the regulatory landscape in so many of the world’s key financial jurisdictions means First Names Group can respond to the varied and specific needs of its clients, either directly or via their trusted advisers.

Recognising that one size does not fit all, First Names Group takes the time to understand its clients’ individual needs and is proud of the ability of their people to tailor the right solutions. The Group is director-led, with a clear focus on professional qualifications among employees, with many accountants, lawyers, chartered secretaries and trust and estate practitioners providing the necessary experience.

In Ireland, the Group’s main focus is on providing corporate services (such as, company formation, provision of directors and company secretarial services and financial accounting and reporting) for international clients restructuring their business/organisation or expanding into the Irish and European markets across a range of industry sectors – ICT, pharma, biomedical, manufacturing, aircraft leasing, food and beverage and financial services, among others. 

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