Cooney Carey joins Russell Bedford as member firm in Dublin, Ireland

Released on: February 1, 2008, 8:28 am

Press Release Author: Russell Bedford International

Industry: Accounting

Press Release Summary: Russell Bedford International, the global audit, tax and
consulting network, has appointed Cooney Carey Chartered Accountants as its new
member firm in Dublin.

Press Release Body: Cooney Carey - a leading firm of Chartered Accountants, Taxation
and Business Consultants - has joined Russell Bedford International as the
international network\'s new member in Dublin, Ireland.

Cooney Carey was established in 1983, initially as a consulting and corporate
recovery practice. It has subsequently diversified into auditing, taxation and
business advisory services.

The firm has some 40 personnel led by five principals.

The managing partner, Tony Carey, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered
Accountants in Ireland and has over 25 years' experience in corporate finance and
business advisory services. He spent a number of years as chief financial officer in
a large private concern, gaining valuable practical experience. His specialist areas
include strategic planning, partnership in decision-making issues, project funding
and negotiation.

Paul Leonard is a partner with joint responsibility for audit services. He has over
fifteen years' experience in the area. He directs the audits of some of the largest
private companies in the country plus the audits of clients of a large international
bank. Paul has led many consulting projects, specialising in investigative type

Des McCann is the other partner with joint responsibility for audit services. He has
experience varying from small business audits to the audits of companies quoted on
both the London and Dublin stock exchanges. He has responsibility for financial
services clients including 'UCITS' and pension funds. Des has completed consultancy
assignments on behalf of the European Commission, and his portfolio includes a
variety of clients in the international arena, having assisted businesses from the
USA, Western Europe and the Far East.

John Comerford, a taxation services partner, is an Associate of the Institute of
Taxation in Ireland. He has substantial experience in advising Irish businesses,
corporate groups, multinational businesses and high net worth individuals on tax
planning opportunities and taxation issues. His areas of specialisation include
property, corporate M&A and restructuring, inward investment and the tax aspects of
wealth management strategies.

Gerry Higgins is also a partner in the taxation department. Gerry\'s work covers all
taxation headings with an emphasis on tax planning, corporate restructuring and
wealth preservation. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified
Accountants, an associate of the Institute of Taxation in Ireland and is an
ex-Inspector of Taxes.

Cooney Carey has undertaken assignments for large and small organisations in both
the public and private sectors in Ireland and internationally. The firm's client
base ranges from some of the top businesses in Ireland to a multitude of developing
and start-up operations.

Commenting on Cooney Carey\'s move to join Russell Bedford International, Tony Carey
explained: \"We are regarded as a top quality business in the financial services
sector. Our size and structure enables us to provide a hands-on partnership with
our clients. We sought and found an international relationship in Russell Bedford
that matches this.\"

For further information, contact Tony Carey on +353 1 677 9000. Alternatively,
visit the websites at and .


Note to Editors

Russell Bedford International was established in 1983 by a group of medium-sized
independent accounting practices aiming to counter the market dominance of the major
multi-national accounting firms.

Russell Bedford is now a closely-connected global network of independent accounting
and business consultancy firms in key locations around the world, and is represented
by some 200 offices in more than 70 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle
East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

All Russell Bedford affiliates are well-established firms offering international
business advice and services to local and multinational clients. Most provide a
full range of services comprising accounting, auditing, tax advice, general business
guidance and financial consulting. In addition, many have special expertise in
particular fields, such as international taxation or information technology.

Web Site:

Contact Details: Kempton Bedell-Harper
Marketing Director
Russell Bedford International
Russell Bedford House
250 City Road, London EC1V 2QQ
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0) 20 7410 0339
F: +44 (0) 20 7459 2337

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