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Meet The Team

Yvonne (Keane) Kelly,

Managing Director

Yvonne is Managing Director of Keane McDonald. After a number of years working within financial and legal recruitment and recognising the need for a dedicated legal search and selection specialist in Ireland, Yvonne established Keane McDonald in June 2005. She has more recently expanded operations to cover the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Yvonne has a strong track record in managing recruitment campaigns for experienced lawyers up to Partner and Director level. She consistently manages highly confidential executive assignments for a number of the elite Irish and international law firms.

Mia Barry,

Associate Director

Mia is Associate Director specialising in Senior Associate and Partner level appointments for law firms in Ireland. From Sweden, Mia studied and graduated from Sheffield Hallam University before moving to Ireland where she has for the past 15 years enjoyed a stellar career in executive recruitment. As well as delivering world class search mandates Mia has built successful recruitment firms with full responsibility for finances, operations, talent and growth. She is a trusted partner who delivers expert advice in a discrete manner, ensuring success for client and candidate alike.

Mared Roberts,

Associate Director

Mared is Associate Director at Keane McDonald. Having over 15 years experience as a trusted advisor in executive search and selection, Mared leads our In-House Legal Department, managing sophisticated recruitment campaigns for premium clients. With a first class honours degree in French and German, Mared has recruited for some of the worlds largest companies across numerous market sectors. Prior to returning to Ireland, she worked for a number of years in Europe and Hong Kong. Mared brings a wealth of expertise, professionalism and a genuine passion for the people she represents.

Carrie Richmond,


Carrie is a Manager with Keane McDonald. Her primary focus is on the placement of top calibre lawyers with leading Irish and international law firms across the island of Ireland. Carrie works closely with our key clients to create tailored and dedicated recruitment campaigns in order to attract the best talent in a timely manner. She is a HR graduate from the National College of Ireland and has a strong background in managing both HR and recruitment assignments across a number of industry sectors. Carrie is sincere, reliable and very driven to secure a positive result for clients and candidates alike, making her a very loyal and trustworthy recruitment partner.

Vicki Weinmann,


Vicki is a Manager with Keane McDonald. She manages dedicated and often complex search campaigns for top tier and boutique law firms throughout Ireland. Vicki is a HR graduate from the National College of Ireland and a CIPD Associate member. On joining the firm she brings over 10 years HR management and recruitment experience from the financial services sector in Ireland. She is also qualified in SHL aptitude testing. Vicki is well known for sourcing some of the best legal talent in the Irish market. She is consistently driven and enthusiastic, always aiming to deliver positive results with efficiency and integrity, making her a highly trusted advisor.

Ciarán O’Connell,


Ciarán leads our International Desk. He manages an elite portfolio, ranging from boutique specialists to the world’s largest law firms, across a number of jurisdictions to include the UK, Asia, Australia and the Middle East as well as the offshore locations. Having started his career as an Engineer and Project Manager, Ciarán diversified into the recruitment field to harness his strong business development and people skills. He brings with him years of experience in managing high end recruitment assignments for business leaders in the legal field. His positive energy, creativity and passion combined with his finely tuned business acumen make him a reliable, dedicated and proactive advisor.

Alison O'Sullivan,

Marketing & Administration Manager

Alison is the Marketing and Administration Manager for Keane McDonald. A recognised leader in her field, she oversees the social media platforms, event management, brand development, public relations and advertising campaigns for the company and for our key clients, both in Ireland and internationally. Alison is a BSc Marketing Graduate from Dublin Institute of Technology and holds a Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Digital Marketing Institute. She brings with her 10 years of high end marketing experience from the retail solutions sector. Alison’s ongoing dedication, patience and reliability along with her marketing expertise makes her a highly valued and integral part of the Keane McDonald team.

Eddie Kelly,


Eddie is Director and Head of Operations at Keane McDonald. He oversees the ongoing development of the company’s operations in Ireland and overseas. Eddie is responsible for managing the finance function of the firm. His main focus is ensuring that operating performance and continued business growth is in line with company budgets. He also ensures the firms compliance with tax, legal, data protection and regulatory requirements across all jurisdictions.