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Wally Young has close to 20 years practical experience in responding to issues on behalf of major organisations and preparing senior staff for media interviews. As head of Defence Force Media Relations in the early 1990’s he also conducted media interviews on behalf of the organisation on a regular basis.

Young Communications now provides a wide range of public relations support services, to include, event planning, media invitations, writing and issuing press statements, dealing directly with media queries and most importantly advising on specific approaches and responses in particular situations.
Young Communications was engaged by both ASH Ireland and the Irish Heart Foundation as media and advocacy strategist in the lead in to the introduction of the workplace smoking legislation (smoking ban). This is commonly regarded as the most successful such campaign in recent years.

He also advised the Garda Representative Association on the ‘blue flu’ issue and other organisations on high profile issues, requiring communications management both internally and externally.

He currently advises a number of commercial companies and Non-Government organisations on the development and execution of advocacy, in respect to wider campaigns and single issues. All such advice is strictly in keeping with best practice.
Young Communications conduct a variety of half-day and full-day media training exercises on behalf of clients and is also an established trainer on behalf of the Public Relations Institute. One to one media training is also provided for people planning to engage with the media, on a specific issue or occasion.

Young Communications is also engaged by Reidy Brophy (Risk Specialists) to conduct a series of one-day Crisis Media Management Workshops, which includes a relevant exercise and practical media interaction by participants.  

Job Interview Training
The company has a well-established record in Job Interview Training with assistance, if required, on CV preparation.
Wally Young is engaged as Media Adviser (part time) by President Michael D Higgins. He was engaged in a similar capacity by President McAleese, whom he advised in the 1997 presidential election.  
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