Terence Horgan, a director of Ireland’s largest PR firm Murray
Consultants, has quit the company in the latest stage of an internal
dispute that has dogged the agency since November.
Horgan, 59, who owns 28.5 per cent of Murray Consultants, left the
company two weeks ago after initiating legal proceedings against two of
his fellow directors, Joe Murray and Jim Milton.
The dispute centres on a proposed restructuring of the agency which
Horgan claims will undermine his role. Under the plan, Murray
Consultants’ four business units will take greater responsibility for
their own costs and budgets - a function previously managed by Horgan’s
Horgan began negotiations with Murray and Milton about buying out his
shareholding but those discussions broke down last month and Horgan has
since begun proceedings in the Irish High Court.
The agency hit the headlines earlier this year after it was forced to
pay nearly pounds 1 million in arrears to Irish Revenue Commissioners.
Eight years before the agency handled PR for the launch of Ireland’s tax