Drury lands Aer Lingus privatization push

DUBLIN: The Irish Department of Public Enterprise has hired Drury Communications to handle PR for the expected privatization later this year of national airline Aer Lingus.

DUBLIN: The Irish Department of Public Enterprise has hired Drury Communications to handle PR for the expected privatization later this year of national airline Aer Lingus.

DUBLIN: The Irish Department of Public Enterprise has hired Drury

Communications to handle PR for the expected privatization later this

year of national airline Aer Lingus.



The account win, worth more than dollars 375,000 in fees, came after a

six-way pitch in Dublin last month reportedly including

Fleishman-Hillard Saunders, Slattery PR, Wilson Hartnell, Gibney PR and

Gallagher and Kelly.



The Drury team, which has been charged with providing financial

communications, institutional IR and retail marketing services, will be

headed by managing director Billy Murphy and director of project

management Tim Collins.



The pair will report to the Department of Public Enterprise’s principal

officer Kevin Doyle and PR manager Richard Moore. Drury client director

Padraic McKeon will handle media relations.



Drury ran the PR for last July’s sell-off of Telecom Eireann, the

state-run telecom concern, with Citigate Dewe Rogerson. Among the firms

that pitched for the IR assignment of raising interest in the Aer Lingus

stock floatation were CDR, Financial Dynamics and Gavin Anderson. The

public floatation, overseen jointly by the public enterprise department

and the Department of Finance, is expected to raise more than dollars 6

million.



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