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About Us

Looking after your fire and event safety concerns since 2001.

Over the past number of years we have worked on event projects as diverse as the Ed Sheeran Divide Tour, Arthur’s Day and the State visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland in 2011 and the 1916 Commemorative Parade in 2016, whilst also providing expert Fire Safety Consultancy Services to the public and private sectors.

EOBA provide Event Safety Consultancy Services to events of all sizes, with clients including Aiken Promotions, IRFU, Verve, Leinster Rugby, and the OPW.  Our Event Safety Services include, but are not limited to, preparation of Event Management Plan, provision of Event Controller and Safety Officer, review of safety documentation (Method Statements, Risk Assessments), and liaising with Statutory Bodies. Recent events include Ed Sheeran and Bruce Springsteen at Croke Park, Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, Focus Ireland Shine a Light Night, Live at the Marquee, Easter 1916 Commemoration events, Vodafone Comedy Festival, Leinster Rugby matches, DCC Christmas Tree Lighting events, and the Dublin GAA Football Homecomings.

EOBA provides a wide range of Fire Safety Consultancy Services in the area of Fire Safety Risk Assessments and Fire Safety Management Strategy design for all types of buildings and developments, from commercial buildings to nursing homes and private multi-unit developments, responding to the changing needs of a market dominated by fear as a result of the Priory Hall fire safety controversy.

The firm also specialises in Disability Access Certificates and Fire Safety Certificates. We have prepared and submitted Fire Safety Certificate Applications for a wide range of clients including multinational pharmaceutical plants, Coca Cola, Jones Lang LaSalle, Diageo, Home Store and More, Moneypoint Power Station and the HSE.  In addition, we have acted as Fire Safety Consultants to clients such as The Houses of the Oireachtas, Farmleigh House and Kilkenny Castle.

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What We Do

Our Mission

Eamon O’Boyle & Associates are committed to providing the highest levels of service to all clients, big or small, public or private sector, developing positive working relationships and ensuring the successful and timely completion of projects to the budgets and standards demanded by clients. In all things, Eamon O’Boyle and Associates are committed to excellence.

Meet The Team

The staff members in EOBA come from a wide variety of backgrounds and bring a vast range of skills and experience to the company.  EOBA staff are not just engineers, we are versed in marketing and communications, experienced in relationship management and project coordination.  We are keen environmentalists and project managers.  We believe that anything is possible and we use our skills, acumen and optimism to help our clients make their projects and events happen, on time and within budget.

Eamon O’Boyle

Eamon O’Boyle

Managing Director

BE MAI CEng FIEI

Eamon O’Boyle, Chartered Engineer, established EOBA in 2001 after spending a number of years working as Assistant Chief Fire Officer in Dublin Fire Brigade. In his role as Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Eamon had responsibility for the administration and implementation of the Building Control Act and the Fire Services Act.  Prior to that, he worked as an Engineer in the Irish Army where he achieved the rank of Captain.  Eamon’s experience working in the public sector gives him a great deal of insight into the standards demanded by Statutory Agencies, as well as understanding of the best way to approach projects in the sector.

Eamon recently spoke on the RTÉ Radio Show “Today with Sean O’Rourke” regarding the Department of the Environments announcement that they are asking Local Authorities nationwide to conduct Risk Assessments on all halting sites following the tragedy at the Carrickmines Halting Site in October. Eamon’s interview can be heard here

Bryan Dunne

Bryan Dunne

Senior Fire Consultant

MSc, BSc, Dip (Eng), CEng, MIEI, Eur Ing

With over 20 years professional experience within the Fire and Events Safety industry, Bryan is an invaluable member of the EOBA team. After qualifying with a Bachelor of Engineering degree from DIT, Bryan then continued on to receive his masters in Fire Safety Engineering from the University of Ulster.

Following his graduation, Bryan worked for a number of years as a Building Services Engineer before joining the Dublin Fire Brigade where he rose to the rank of Acting Senior Executive Fire Prevention Officer.  In this role he gained notable experience and in-depth knowledge of Building Control and Fire Services Acts. Bryan also contributed substantially to code development through his role as Assistant Fire Adviser, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

In addition to his vast experience in fire engineering, Bryan also holds a Certificate in Safety & Health at Work and a Diploma in Emergency Planning from Coventry University.

Monica Lillis

Monica Lillis

Senior Event Management Consultant

MSc, Dip (Hons) Arch Tech

Monica has over 15 years professional experience within the construction industry.  With over 10 years focused on Fire Safety, she also has considerable experience in Architecture, and Access & Use Design

Following a diploma course in Architectural Technology, Monica worked for a number of years with a fire safety consultant.  She then went on to work in a large architectural practice, specialising mainly on residential developments, gaining vital experience in site inspections and supervision.

Monica successfully achieved a Master’s in Energy Retrofit Technology, giving her a unique understanding of the repercussions of works to existing buildings, particularly in terms of sustainable design.

She then returned to the field of fire safety consultancy and disability access design where she has spent several years expanding her knowledge and experience in building regulations.

Having also trained as a PSDP and PSCS, she has provided Health & Safety services on a number of high profile events since joining the EOBA team.

John Fitzmaurice

John Fitzmaurice

Senior Health and Safety Consultant

B.A.F. Sec. I.I.

John served in the Irish Defence Forces for 37 years, reaching the rank of Commandant, with his last 5 years spent serving as Defence Forces Health and Safety Officer. In that appointment, John was responsible for the provision of advice to the General Staff of the Defence Forces on all aspects of Occupational Health and Safety risk. John also acted as liaison with the State Claims Agency in relation to risk management in the Defence Forces, was responsible for accident / claims investigations, and ensured compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems in the audit process.

John was appointed as Senior Consultant, Health and Safety with Eamon O’Boyle and Associates in 2012. John has acted as Safety Officer and Event Controller for a wide variety of events in Ireland. He also conducts Risk Assessments and compiles Safety Statements for our clients.

John is a Fellow of the Security Institute of Ireland, an Auditor with European Equality Authority (Ireland) and an Associate Lecturer in Event Control with Institute of Technology Carlow. He is a member of the Association of Irish Risk Management, Member of The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and a Technical Member of The Institute of Acoustics.

John has completed the following relevant courses: BA from NUIG, Diploma in Safety; Health and Welfare at Work, Diploma in Security Management, Workplace Noise Assessors; Environmental Noise Assessors, Manual Handling Instructors (QQI Level 6); Lead Auditors Course (OHSMS 18001); and a Foundation Diploma in Training and Education.

Mary Sheehan

Mary Sheehan

Senior Fire Consultant

BE (Hons), P.Grad Dip (Fire Safety), MIEI

Mary has 12 years’ experience in the construction industry in the field of Fire Engineering.

Mary received a Bachelor of Engineering from University College Dublin in 2005. Following graduation, Mary worked for several years in Ireland as an Engineer. She returned to Trinity College to undertake the Post Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety Practice in 2008.

After completing this course Mary moved to London working for various multinational and multifunctional engineering companies. Mary has gained extensive experience on a range of projects worldwide including underground rail projects, airports, office, mixed use, hospitals and high rise buildings.

David Gannon

David Gannon

Senior Fire Consultant

MSc, BA, BAI, PGDip, MIEI

After graduating from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, David went on to specialise in the fire safety sector, obtaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety Practice from Trinity, and a Masters of Science in Fire Safety Engineering from the University of Ulster. He has been working as a fire consultant for over 10 years and has gained experience in all elements of design, site supervision, inspection and fire safety management on a wide range of projects.

David has also been working in the field of Universally Accessible design since the introduction of the statutory requirement for Disability Access Certificates in Ireland in 2010. At this time he was working for Fionnuala Rogerson, an Architect who is one of the leading experts in design for accessibility of the built environment.

Barbara Ryan

Barbara Ryan

Chartered Accountant

B.Comm Hons, M.Acc, A.C.A

Barbara studied commerce in University College Dublin and proceeded to complete a Masters in Accounting at the Michael Smurfit School of Business where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Barbara has worked in taxation, company secretarial, accounts preparation and audits.

Jim Briscoe

Jim Briscoe

Senior Fire Consultant
B. Arch FRIAI
Jim is a Registered Architect and a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland with over 40 years experience in the design, supervision and assessment of buildings. Graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture from UCD, Jim worked in a private practice and as an in-house Architect before joining Dublin City Council Building Control Unit as Building Surveyor. While there he served for many years on the Executive of the Irish Building Control Institute, culminating in being elected President. Following his PG DipFSP in 2000, Jim joined Dublin Fire Brigade where he served as a Fire Prevention Officer for 15 years.
Debora Barredo

Debora Barredo

Fire and Event Consultant

Bsc. Architecture and Urbanism

Debora graduated from Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil in 2014 with a BSc in Architecture and Urban Design. Whilst pursuing her degree, Debora gained three years’ work experience in healthcare design and 12 months experience in the Mato Grosso Fire Brigade, where she worked closely with Fire Officers. Debora has over two years’ professional experience in Ireland working with Irish planning and building regulations. She is proficient in AutoCAD and Sketch Up and has provided fire certificates, disability access and 3D models.

Robert Quinn

Robert Quinn

Disability Access Consultant

BSc (Hons) Architectural technology

Robert graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology with a BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology in 2015. Robert has been working with Eamon O’Boyle and Associates since his graduation and has developed a working knowledge of the building regulations. His technical background has provided support in both the fire engineering/ disability access areas as well as a number of events. He has provided fire certificates, disability access certificates, detailed graphics and quality control on drawings on a number of projects since joining EOBA.

 

Laura O’Kelly

Laura O’Kelly

Project Manager

BA (Hons) Accounting

Niamh Linnane

Niamh Linnane

Consultant

BSc Architectural technology

Carol Bernert

Carol Bernert

Consultant

BE Mechanical Production Engineer

Rani Cameron

Rani Cameron

Events Consultant

BSc Event Management

Rani has over 10 years’ experience in the events industry across a broad range of disciplines, from Experiential Marketing to Safety and Licensing. She currently holds a BSc in Event Management and is working towards her MSc in Environmental Health and Safety at Dublin Institute of Technology.