Our People

Our carefully selected team aims to be accessible, responsive and practical, while delivering strategic advices that optimise our clients’ position.

At Crowley Solicitors, we encourage our team to participate actively in lecturing, tutoring, continuous professional education and ongoing up skilling and retraining to ensure that our advice is ahead of the curve and on trend. We take the time to get to know our clients, to understand their culture and motivations and to dovetail with their goals and aspirations both commercially and culturally.

Deirdre Crowley

Deirdre Crowley

Head of Employment and Privacy Law Group

Deirdre is a pragmatic and business focused Employment and Privacy Lawyer.

Deirdre has a strong track record of acting for both employers and employees on a wide range of Litigation, Employment, Equality, Industrial Relations, Privacy and Data Protection matters.  Described as a “talented and versatile advisor” (Operations Manager, Irish Energy Company), Deirdre applies her comprehensive experience to maximise every client’s position within their particular situation.

In addition, Deirdre provides daily strategic and proactive advice to HR teams in respect of HR matters such as investigations, disciplinaries, appeal processes as well as fact specific queries  in relation to conduct and performance matters.

T: + 353 21 4289561

E: dcrowley@crowleysolicitors.ie

“Deirdre is easy to do business with and she enables me as a HR practitioner to carry out my role with professionalism and fairness.”

Director of HR and Corporate Services, Not for Profit Organisation

“Deirdre really knows her stuff.  Simply excellent.”

CEO, Irish Private Hospital

“Deirdre distills complex situations into simple language and is future focused.”

Director of HR, Irish multinational software Company.

“All of the team are commercially minded and have an in depth understanding of our business and culture. We benefit particularly from access on a daily basis to the Crowley Solicitors team to manage the more grey areas in Irish law that apply to our business in a fair, reasonable and cost effective way.”

HR Director, Multinational Recruitment Agency

Eilean Duane

Eilean Duane


Eilean  practices in Employment Law and Litigation. Eilean meets with and advises employers and employees on a daily basis who require effective and reliable employment law and litigation advice. Eilean regularly guide clients through Workplace Relation Commission / Labour Court and open court processes.

Eilean is a qualified solicitor in Ireland, having trained and worked in the litigation team of a well known Cork law firm for a number of years post qualification.

T: + 353 21 4289563

E: eduane@crowleysolicitors.ie

Eimear Boyle

Eimear Boyle


Eimear practices in the areas of Employment Law and Data Protection. Eimear advises employees and employers on all aspects of the employment relationship including both contentious and non contentious issues. Eimear also advises in the area of data protection and privacy and is well placed to advise organisations on their GDPR readiness and compliance.

Eimear is a qualified solicitor in Ireland. She holds a LLB from Trinity College, Dublin and a Certificate in Employment Law Advocacy and Skills from the Law Society of Ireland.

T: + 353 21 4289560

E: eboyle@crowleysolicitors.ie

Niamh Walsh

Niamh Walsh


Niamh advises clients on a wide range of employment law matters, both contentious and non contentious. Niamh has experience in areas such as the drafting of contracts, policies and procedures, internal investigations, disciplinary and appeal processes and redundancies, as well data protection and privacy.

Niamh is a qualified solicitor in Ireland and completed her traineeship with Crowley Solicitors in December 2016.

Niamh is a graduate of University College Cork having completed a BCL and an LLM. Niamh also holds a Diploma in Employment Law from the Law Society of Ireland.

T:+ 353 21 4289562

E: nwalsh@crowleysolicitors.ie

Kieran Kennelly

Kieran Kennelly

Consultant Tax Advisor

Kieran Kennelly is the firm’s taxation consultant and advises on a wide range of employment taxation issues.

Kieran has a B.C.L. (1994) and a Higher Diploma in Accounting Information Systems (1996) from U.C.C. He is also an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute (2001) and holds a B.L. from Kings Inns (2005).

He worked in the taxation department of a “Big 4” accountancy firm for 7 years where he dealt with tax compliance and tax planning issues for noteworthy multinational, national and local companies as well as high net worth individuals. Kieran was the head of the taxation department of a local medium sized accounting firm for 5 years before establishing Clarus Taxation in 2011.

Being dually qualified as a barrister and tax consultant, Kieran is ideally placed to advise clients in relation to corporate taxation issues that arise in the course of managing employees on a day to day basis.

Kieran has recently advised clients in relation to the following matters:

  • tax compliant structuring of transfers of undertakings
  • the sale and purchase of businesses where taxation issues in respect of employees arise
  • partnership taxation matters
  • redundancy programmes and
  • termination of employment agreements.
Tracy Walsh

Tracy Walsh

Relationship and Accounts Manager

As our Relationship and Accounts Manager, Tracy is a key contact for all of our clients. We continue to strive to offer the best service available by listening to our clients and by adapting to what suits them best culturally to manage their contact with us from an efficiency and a costs point of view. Tracy is available to discuss costs programmes that are tailored to our clients’ specific needs.

T: + 353 21 4289560

E: twalsh@crowleysolicitors.ie