Events

I’m an experienced and versatile MC and speaker, available to speak at or host conferences, panel discussions and workshops. Please email me to check availability.

The Insurance Institute Women in Business event, International Women's Day, 2014, Dublin.
The Insurance Institute Women in Business event, International Women’s Day, 2014, Dublin.

“Deirdre O’Shaughnessy was MC at UCC’s recent alumni evening around the screening of the Genius of George Boole documentary and panel discussion.  Deirdre is very professional and led the panel discussion, following the documentary with great expertise.
She put panellists at their ease, who in turn recounted wonderful anecdotal stories and engaged the audience fully.   Deirdre pitched the topic perfectly for the general audience.
I would recommend Deirdre as an MC without hesitation. She is also really pleasant to work with and was very helpful.” – Caroline Waters, Alumni Relations Officer, Development & Alumni Office, UCC

Copyright: Emmet Curtin
Copyright: Emmet Curtin

“Deirdre did an excellent job chairing a national conference for us. She has a natural, informal manner and engaged with both the speakers and the audience, which worked very well. She has a journalist’s ability to give context and clarity to the information being provided. We hope she’ll work with us again.”Helen McCormack, Communications & Campaigns Officer, Simon Communities of Ireland.

The Insurance Institute of Ireland International Women's Day event, 2015.
The Insurance Institute of Ireland International Women’s Day event, 2015.

“Deirdre acted as MC for Network Ireland’s International Women’s Day event in March 2013. I have worked with Deirdre on different projects in the past but this was my first time seeing her in action as an MC and I was very impressed. She had obviously spent time researching each speaker in detail and summarized their background & skills extremely well. She was a complete natural at introducing each speaker and keeping the flow of the event running smoothly. She seemed very much at ease linking topics mentioned by each speaker back into the theme of the event.  I wouldn’t hesitate to have Deirdre MC another event that I am involved in organising as her professionalism and dedication to the role was clearly evident.” – Julia Lynes, President Network Ireland 2013

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“Deirdre O’Shaughnessy launched my new book, demonstrating both an excellent knowledge of the subject (autism) and her own calm self-assurance – I first saw her chairing the April conference of the Cork Association and was hugely impressed.” – Dr Stuart Neilson, author, Living with Autism and Aspergers in Ireland

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