The isobar has been raised

Isobar

The media reaction to isobar launching their first Irish office has been fascinating. Initially most journalists hadn’t heard of the company, so I needed to undertake an education process. This is symptomatic of our island mentality and where we focus primarily what’s happening here, especially in the business media. But once I started talking figures then they were astounded. And, the figures truly are astounding.

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Isobar lands in Ireland “take me to your digital leader”. Response: “That’ll be Lucidity Digital sir…”

Lucidity Digital renamed as Isobar in Ireland

Senior staff: (l-r) Guy Fagan (Director, Isobar Ireland), Liam McDonnell (CEO Dentsu Aegis Ireland); Jim Cassidy, Managing Director, Isobar Ireland; Robert Horler, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Northern Europe.

Head honchos: (l-r) Guy Fagan (Director, Isobar Ireland), Liam McDonnell (CEO Dentsu Aegis Network Ireland); Jim Cassidy, Managing Director, Isobar Ireland; Robert Horler, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network Northern Europe.

Lucidity Digital, the Dublin-based full service digital agency has rebranded to Isobar. This follows the acquisition of Lucidity Digital last year by Isobar’s parent company, Dentsu Aegis Network, the first truly global communications network for the digital age.

With expansion of Isobar, Ireland is now home to a truly global digital marketing agency. Its arrival is a reflection of how Ireland’s digital sector is maturing, and of the growing importance of Ireland’s position in the digital world. The team at Lucidity Digital will join Isobar’s 3,000 staff in 66 offices across 41 markets world-wide.

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The Phoenix analyses Ruth Savill’s role in The Paris Bakery fiasco

This week the Irish satirical and investigative magazine The Phoenix covered The Paris Bakery fiasco. In particular it focused on Ruth Savill’s resignation in December and the letter that sent to rebel director Yannick Forel, which was filed in the Companies Registration Office.

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High Court puts Paris Bakery into liquidation

A quick update to confirm that the High Court in Dublin has today approved the Revenue Commissioners application to put the Paris Bakery & Pastry Limited into liquidation. This a positive step in what has been a very unfortunate and drawn out process. Thankfully this now means the workers can get access to the State’s compensation fund.

Ruth Savill was in court for the proceedings and indicated to the judge that she resigned in from the company in November, 2013 and that this had been confirmed by the Companies Registration Office, but that she was happy to assisted in the Court and liquidator in any way she can. It was indicated that under the terms of the Statute anyone who has been a director of a company in the last 12 months must complete an affidavit and submit it to the Court with 21 days. This is currently being undertaken for Ms Savill.

At the end of this period there will be another court hearing and a date for a creditors’ meeting will be set.

Further updates will be posted as soon as we have them.

For any enquiries on The Paris Bakery please contact Simon Palmer on 0851341761 or email simon@republicpr.ie

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The Irish Times covers the Paris Bakery

On Saturday The Irish Times covered the fact that The Revenue Commissioners are putting The Paris Bakery into liquidation.

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Update on Paris Bakery

Ruth Savill has just received confirmation that the Revenue Commissioners are going to put The Paris Bakery and Pastry Limited into liquidation.

This is a huge relieve for all involved as the workers will now being to gain access to the government’s compensation fund.

We have been informed that a notice confirming the liquidation will appear in the national press next week and the Court hearing has provisionally been set for 30th June, 2014.

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Contact for Ruth Savill, The Paris Bakery

Ruth Savill was formerly director of The Paris Bakery in Moore Street. She resigned from the company in December, 2013 as she was unhappy at the way it was being run by former director.  She is not and has never been a shareholder in the business.

Since then the company has encountered financial problems with staff reportedly not being paid. Ms Savill is very concerned about this situation and has offered any assistance where she can. She is currently working with Taoiseach’s office, Department of Work and Pensions and the Revenue Commissioners, so that The Paris Baskery and Pastry Limited can be put into liquidation so that the staff can get access to the State’s compensation fund.

If anyone would like to contact Ruth Savill then I am helping with liaison on a pro-bono basis. Please contact me on 0851341761 or email simon@republicpr.ie

 

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Steve Thatcher on UK bankruptcy in The Irish Examiner

This article exploring the option of a UK bankruptcy for Irish people appeared in The Examiner on Friday.

From the ‘on the grapevine’ column from Joe Dermody.

Banks ‘failing to help ease the burden of debt-hit families’

 

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€5m extension to Omniplex Rathmines due to open with giant screen

Article in The Irish Times on the extension to the Omniplex Rathmines cinema in Dublin.

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Acting PR: Actor Jack Olohan in The Sunday Sun

I do acting PR for actors and actresses in Dublin. Here’s a nice little bit of high profile coverage I got Dublin actor Jack Olohan. It’s a great example of actors can get non-work related coverage if they have an interesting yarn.

In this instance Jack mentioned that his grandfather was in the original Star Wars film. With JJ Abrahams currently recruiting for the new Star Wars films this was timely piece published on May 4th (get it?) by Ken Sweeney, the celebrity and entertainment correspondent for The Sun. If Jack lands a role I’ve asked for a cut ;)

Jack Olohan, actor, radiomade

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