Our team

Brian Durkan

Email: brian@kennedy-co.com

Position: Consultant

Qualifications: Member of The Chartered Institute of Taxation

Interests & Hobbies: When the weather permits, Brian likes to be reasonably active, and particularly enjoys gardening and hiking.
When it’s inclement or he’s feeling less energetic, his interests include listening to music, reading and watching sport. For several years he has harboured the ambition to become fluent in Spanish, but sadly is far from achieving this goal.

Experience & Specialisms: Brian specialises in taxation and offers clients comprehensive advice on all aspects affecting owner-managed businesses. He also advises individuals on specific tax matters such as Capital Gains and Inheritance Tax planning.

Jonathan Faulkner

Email: jonathan.faulkner@kennedy-co.com

Position: Partner

Qualifications: Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Interests & Hobbies: Jonathan likes to keep fit, enjoys playing golf and spending time with his young family.

Experience & Specialisms: Jonathan has experience in a wide variety of accounting areas in both the UK and the Republic of Ireland. He works closely with all clients, advising them on a range of issues from compliance to business growth and profit maximisation.

Paul Mc Shane

Email: paul.mcshane@kennedy-co.com

Position: Partner

Qualifications: Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Interests & Hobbies: Paul is an avid sports fan with his passion being Gaelic football and, although his football playing days are over, is heavily involved in coaching. He also ventures on to the golf course from time to time but by his own admission a lot more practice is needed. Paul also enjoys spending time with his family and tries to go away for city breaks or longer holidays as often as possible. ‘Work hard and enjoy life when you can as you never know what tomorrow brings’.

Experience & Specialisms: Paul joined Kennedy & Co in February 1999 as a trainee accountant and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2003. He worked with the firm until 2010 at which point he moved into industry. He worked in the hospitality and leisure industries for 7 years and gained invaluable experience in that time. Paul returned to Kennedy & Co in February 2017 and, through his experience gained in practice and industry, works closely with all clients on delivering their business goals. Paul believes that anything is achievable in business if you are prepared to work at it and hopes to be part of that successful journey with clients for many years to come.

Brenda Loughran

Email: brenda@kennedy-co.com

Position: Accounts Technician

Qualifications: Brenda achieved her IATI exams.

Interests & Hobbies: Brenda enjoys reading and taking long walks with her family.

Experience & Specialisms: Brenda has been working at Kennedy & Co since 1995 and has a huge amount of experience in preparing sole trader, partnership and limited company accounts and tax returns in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Brenda also has a great knowledge of the construction industry scheme, relevant contracts tax and VAT in both jurisdictions.

Angie Sloan

Email: Angie.Murphy@kennedy-co.com

Position: Accountant

Qualifications: Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Interests & Hobbies: Angie enjoys baking, cooking and reading.

Experience & Specialisms: Angie has experience in a wide variety of accounting areas in the UK. She has many years of experience in preparing financial statements, tax returns, book keeping and VAT returns.

Colleen O’Hare

Email: Colleen.OHare@kennedy-co.com

Position: Accounts Technician

Qualifications: Member of the Institute of Accounting Technicians in Ireland.

Interests & Hobbies: Colleen likes to spend her time outdoors with her family. She also enjoys listening to music and reading. Colleen is a proactive fundraiser and has hosted several events for charities such as Hospice, CFCNI, Brainwaves and RVH Children’s Hospital.

Experience & Specialisms: Colleen joined Kennedy & Co in 2016 and specialises in the payroll, construction industry scheme, auto enrolment and VAT return functions of the practice. Colleen has developed her skills to include preparing RCT and VAT returns for the construction industry in the Republic of Ireland.

Olivia Sloan

Email: olivia.sloan@kennedy-co.com

Position: Trainee Accounts Technician

Qualifications: Current training to qualify as a member of the Institute of Accounting Technicians in Ireland

Interest & Hobbies: Olivia loves listening to and playing music and she plays the violin, piano and guitar. Olivia also enjoys going to the gym regularly and is a volunteer leader in the local youth club.

Experience & Specialisms: Olivia joined Kennedy & Co in August 2023 and is currently specialising in payroll, construction industry scheme, auto enrolment, VAT and book keeping functions of the practice. Olivia hopes to complete her IATI exams within her first two years and then progress on to her professional ACCA studies.

Ella Brooker

Email: ella.brooker@kennedy-co.com

Position: Receptionist/Office Administration

Interests & Hobbies: Ella enjoys reading, going for walks and spending time with family and friends at weekends.

Experience & Specialisms: Ella has over 30 years of experience working in various admin roles and looks forward to learning new skills in her present role.