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 Law and Litigation Group

Deirdre is a pragmatic and business focused Employment Lawyer.

Deirdre has a strong track record of acting for both employers and employees on a wide range of Litigation, Employment, Equality and Industrial Relations 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

Emer O'Sullivan

Emer O'Sullivan

Senior Associate, Employment Law Group

Emer practices in employment law and litigation. She represents clients across a broad spectrum of industries and size, from start-up enterprises and SME’s, to large private companies in the retail, aviation and recruitment sectors.

In the employment law context from working both in private practice and in-house, Emer has experience in advising on all facets of the employment relationship from managing challenging interpersonal issues to dismissals and redundancies. She is experienced in drafting contracts, and policies and procedures for employers. She frequently advises both employees and employers on contentious matters where the employment relationship has broken down.

Emer regularly advises clients with equality and employment law cases before the Employment Appeals Tribunal, the Labour Court, Equality Tribunal and the courts.

Emer’s experience lies in advising clients from the early stages of crisis prevention to the latter stages of negotiation and court representation. This requires strategic top drawer pre-litigation guidance, always working towards the optimum result for her client.  If the dispute results in court proceedings, Emer has the knowledge and skill to manage large scale and complex litigation.

Emer is a qualified solicitor in Ireland, having trained and worked in the litigation and dispute resolution team of a top tier Irish law firm for a number of years post qualification.

T: + 353 21 4289562

E: eosullivan@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.
Niamh Walsh

Niamh Walsh


Niamh Walsh is a Solicitor with Crowley Solicitors.

Niamh has assisted in advising clients in the areas of complex and protracted data protection matters, the preparation of documents for internal investigations, disciplinary and appeal processes, and the preparation of briefs for hearings. Niamh assists in advising clients on a wide range of employment law and litigation matters to include matters coming before adjudication officers, the newly configured Labour Court and the Civil Courts.

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 4289560

E: nwalsh@crowleysolicitors.ie

Monessa Walsh

Monessa Walsh

Relationship and Accounts Manager

Monessa joined the firm in 2014 as our Relationship and Accounts Manager, after 30 years of working with The Bank of Ireland. Monessa 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. Monessa is available to discuss costs programmes that are tailored to our clients’ specific needs.

T: + 353 21 4289560

E: mwalsh@crowleysolicitors.ie