About Us

The Firm

We have considerable experience in all aspects of client work and aim to provide a seamless service. The expertise within this area allows us to offer advice on the most recent developments whilst tailoring this to the needs of each client.

Our Values

Uniqueness 

Every client is unique with their own particular priorities and requirements.

Reputation

Availability and service quality.
Sustainable profit and ongoing growth.
Recognising the limits of our capabilities.

Ethical values

Confidentiality and candour.
Clarity of purpose and integrity.
Consistency and vigilance.

Cultural values

Respect for work/life balance.
Respect for cultural/ethnic diversity and exclusivity.
Honesty and truthfulness.

No alarms, no surprises...

No one said running a business would be easy. Issues such as raising finance, staff recruitment and keeping the taxman happy can cause many anxieties. By providing a proactive advice driven service we hope to alleviate some if not all of your business worries.

Meet the Team

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Cathal O’Donoghue

Principal
Cathal O’Donoghue is a founding partner within Wallace O’Donoghue. Focusing on the SME market, predominantly owner-managed businesses and professional services firms. As an entrepreneur, he walks the talk! Cathal’s main area of expertise is in providing pro-active support and advice to businesses from start-up, through growth, restructuring, diversification and planning exit routes. Cathal believes that, whilst accounting and tax compliance assignments are an important part of his work, the forward planning and advisory aspect of his role makes a material contribution to a client's success. Sectoral expertise includes manufacturing, property & construction, professional services, healthcare, education, media and technology. On a technical level Cathal is responsible for a large portfolio of statutory audit clients and is also expert in the area of Solicitors’ Accounts Regulations. Cathal qualified with a Dublin based medium-sized firm in 1998. Post qualification he worked with both Big 4 and mid-sized accountancy firms. His cumulative experience in working alongside successful international and indigenous enterprises is invaluable to the success of existing clients.
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Alan Lawlor

Alan Lawlor FCCA,CTA ( Chartered Tax Advisor) joined the Firm as Partner in 2010 having previously gained valuable experience in two Top 10 Firms over the previous 12 years. Alan has assisted many personal and corporate clients in a range of Accounting and tax speciality areas and has lectured widely on a range of tax issues. In addition to advising clients on all day to day compliance issues Alans main areas of expertise include:

  • Succession issues in Family business and applicability of tax reliefs.
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Revenue audits
  • Inward investment and the tax and regulatory issues arising to both Corporates and High net worth individuals moving to Ireland
  • Tax incentives including Research and development tax credits and on intellectual property
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Vivienne Fagan

Vivienne is our audit manager and joined Wallace O’Donoghue in 2009 having worked in a similar firm for the previous 10 years. Vivienne has many years’ experience in dealing with a range of auditing and accounting matters for a wide and diverse portfolio of clients from larger companies to SME’s and owner managed businesses.

Vivienne’s forte is in distilling complex and technical management information into easy to understand and practical advice to clients to allow them better understand and grow their business.

This includes the production of management information, statutory financial reporting, general business advice and strategic growth advice. She has particular experience in the area of Law society regulations and reporting.

Vivienne holds a B.Sc . in Management & Business Studies from DIT and is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in Ireland (FCCA).