Our Team

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All of our our Partners, Consultants and Senior Management have joined us with experience either from one of the top 4 accountancy firms or from running their own business. Each one is an expert who brings a different perspective to your account. Our people possess a broad range of talents across many disciplines.

The unique blend of reliability, technical expertise and energy which Merry Mullen brings to the table has been the trademark of our practice since 1945.

We also ensure that you have a single point of contact – a highly qualified team member who understands the specific requirements of your business and can therefore guarantee continuity of service.


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Declan Merry

Declan joined Merry Mullen in 1999. He brings extensive experience in taxation and auditing from his time at Deloitte. Made a partner at Merry Mullen in 2002 and managing partner in 2007, Declan also serves as European Chairman for GMN International and on a number of Boards.

Declan is our tax expert, specialising in tax planning, revenue audits and tax consultancy. A Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), he is also member of the GMN International taxation group and past chairman of a Chartered Accountants member network.

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Pat Hoyne

Pat has been a partner since 2007 and brings a wealth of practice and commercial experience in a variety of fields and sectors. Prior to joining Merry Mullen in 2004, he served in leading companies in various roles as Financial Controller, Audit Senior and Accountant.

Pat manages our audit department as well as insolvency services assignments and uses his varied and invaluable experience to the benefit of our clients. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a member of the GMN International audit group.

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Derek Weadick

Derek is our Audit Manager and brings a wealth of experience joining our team in April 2015. Having worked in similar firms over the last 20 years dealing with owner managed and listed businessess, he has a calm reassuring assuredness which only experience brings. He has the responsibility of overseeing the quality and running of the audit and accounting department as well as managing the individual needs of a large portfolio of clients.

In particular Derek's experience ranges from dealing with all aspects of family owned businesses to specific financial reporting requirements of international companies and has significant experience in dealing with regulated entities in the both the financial services sector and regulated professions.

Derek holds a B.A. in Accounting & Finance from DCU and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (FCA).

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Breege Walsh

Breege is our audit manager specialising in regulated enttities including Central Bank regulated entities and property management companies. She joined our team in 2015 after training in a similar medium firm of Chartered Accounatants. Breege has several years experience in the auditing and accounting fields. She has the responsability of overseeing and training staff as well as managing the individual needs of a large portofolio of clients.

Breege holds a B.A. in Accounting & Finance from AIT and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.  

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Andrew Delaney

Andrew serves as one of our Tax Consultants. Previously with Smurfit, Andrew joined Merry Mullen in February 2008. One of our dedicated tax experts, he looks after client portfolios for tax. 

He is an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and FCCA.

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Cathy McLaughlin

Cathy is our Outsource Manager, looking after payroll, bookkeeping, and management accounts, as well as preparing non-audit year end accounts files. 

She joined Merry Mullen in June 2006 and is accredited by IATI and ACCA.

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Mirela Manea

Mirela is our Office Manager at Merry Mullen and is responsible for the administrative and accounts functions of the practice. She previously worked 14 years in Accountancy and Financial Control and joined the firm in January 2015.
 Mirela holds a Master degree from University of Economic Studies – Economics and Business Administration
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