What We Do  

MKO is a successful, multi-disciplinary, planning and environmental consultancy that offers services to private and public sector clients.

Headquartered in Galway but with staff based nationwide, we deliver challenging and complex projects for our clients. Our multi-disciplinary service offerings and broad range of nationwide experience add real value to our client’s projects.

Our team of over 100+ experienced professionals, work across six specialist teams, in fields such as Planning, Environmental Impact Assessment, Ecology, Ornithology, Land and Project Management amongst many others. MKO has grown significantly in recent years on the back of our strong track record and the successful projects we have delivered for our clients.

MKO company experience spans the full range of industry sectors, including renewable energy, commercial and industrial development, roads and transport infrastructure, ports and marine, energy infrastructure, retail, quarrying , education, housing, waste management, water, and other utilities.

The values of MKO are reflected in how we undertake our work. The requirements of every project are individually assessed to ensure the work proposed is fit for purpose. Our reputation is very important to us, both in the eyes of our clients whose expectations we always want to meet, and in the view of our professional peers who review our work. Our staff approach the most complex challenges with confidence and a can-do attitude. We recognise we must be adaptable and flexible in the work we do to meet ever changing requirements. Where we lead or form part of a project team, we take all the responsibilities that come with being part of a team.

MKO’s core purpose is to provide an exciting, challenging workplace where we achieve world-class standards, deliver great projects that enhance peoples’ lives, the environment and leave a legacy we’re proud of.

Our Values

Values are the fundamental guiding principles for what MKO does, and how we do it.

Quality

Fit for purpose

Flexibility

Find ways to get the job done

Teamwork

Trust and support each other to deliver

Confidence

‘Can Do’ attitude

Integrity

Do the right thing

Who We Are

MKO is a company of over 100 staff comprising a number of departments including Planning, Environment, Ecology, Ornithology, Land Solutions, Estates & Project Management and Finance & Administration. We are a long-established business based in Galway city with staff nationwide and are renowned in our field of expertise.

Brian Keville
Environmental Director

Gus McCarthy
Planning Director

Michael Watson
Project Director
Environmental Team

Colm Ryan
Project Director
Planning Team

Dervla O’Dowd
Project Director
Ornithology Team

John Hynes
Project Director
Ecology Team

Regina Madden
Finance & Operations Manager

Noel Stapleton
Project Director
Estates & Project Management Team

Pat Roberts
Principal Ecologist
Ecology Team

John McGarry
Project Director
Land Solutions

Adam Scott
Graduate Environmental Scientist

Áine Bourke
Project Planner

Aisling Finnegan
Administration Manager

Alan Barry
Land Agent

Alan Clancy
Planner

Andrew O’Donoghue
Project Ornithologist

Anna O’Gara
Administrator

Anne Mooney
Planner

Aoife Joyce
Project Ecologist

Aoife O’Toole
Project Administrator

Aran Von Der Geest Moroney
Ecologist

Bernadette O’Driscoll
GIS Technician

Brogan Jones
Graduate Ornithologist

Cathal Bergin
Ecologist

Celine Hughes
Office Administrator

Ciaran McKenna
Ornithologist

Cillian Burke
Graduate Ecologist

Claire Stephens
Ecologist

Clodagh Helen
Ornithologist

Colin Murphy
Ecologist

Conor Berney
Graduate Ornithologist

Conor Rowlands
Ornithologist

Darragh Buckley
Graphics Technician

David McGrane
Planner

David Naughton
Environmental Scientist

Donnacha Woods
Project Ornithologist

Eamonn O’Flynn
Project Manager

Edward Ryan
Environmental Scientist

Éilis Hogan
Ornithologist

Ellen Costello
Environmental Scientist

Eoin McCarthy
Senior Environmental Scientist

Eoin O’Sullivan
Senior Environmental Scientist

Evelina Sadauskaite
Graduate Planner

Georgina Mooney
Graduate Ecologist

George Hanley
Land Agent

Holly Witter
GIS Technician

Ian Hynes
Ecologist

Inga Reich
Project
Ecologist

Jack Bousfield
Senior GIS Technician

Jack Smith
Graduate Environmental Scientist

Jack Workman
Environmental Scientist

James Newell
CAD & Graphics Technician

Jamie Quirke
Ornithologist

Joanne Beirne
IT Engineer

John Willoughby
Project Planner

Jonah Gaine
Ornithologist

Jonathan Fearon
Environmental Scientist

Joseph O’Brien
CAD Technician

Kamil Ronda
IT Technician

Karen Mulryan
Environmental Scientist

Kate Greaney
Graduate Ecologist

Kate O’Donnell
Ecologist

Kathryn Sheridan
Ornithologist

Keith Costello
Ecologist

Kevin McElduff
Graduate Ecologist

Laoise Kelly
Ecologist

Laura Granicz
Ecologist

Laura McEntegart
Graduate Ecologist

Lisa Buckley
Ecologist

Lee Dark
Ornithologist

Lorraine Meehan
Senior Environmental Scientist

Madeline Larkin
Senior Project Manager

Maria Inês Timóteo
Landscape Architect

Martin Molloy
Graduate Planner

Meabhann Crowe
Project Planner

Neansaí O’Donovan
Ecologist

Neil Campbell
Ecologist

Nessa Lee
Ornithologist

Niall Murray
Graduate Ornithologist

Niall Quane
Graduate Land Agent

Niamh Igoe
Graduate Planner

Niamh McHugh
Graduate Environmental Scientist

Niamh Scanlon
Graduate Ornithologist

Dr. Nicola Largey
Research Ornithologist

Orla McCafferty
Planner

Órla Murphy
Project Environmental Scientist

Owen Cahill
Senior Environmental Engineer

Padraig Cregg
Senior Ornithologist

Padraig Desmond
Ecologist

Pamela Harty
Senior Planner

Patrick Ellison
Project Ecologist

Patrick Hehir
Project Environmental Scientist

Patrick Joyce
Trainee Ornithologist

Patrick Manley
Project
Ornithologist

Patrick O’Boyle
Graduate Ecologist

Peter Capsey
Ornithologist

Peter Higgins
Graduate Land Agent

Rachel Walsh
Project Ecologist

Rebecca Higgins
Accounts & Administrative Assistant

Róisín Towe
Ornithologist

Rudraksh Gupta
Graduate Ecologist

Sanghamitra Dutta
Environmental Scientist

Sara Fissolo
Ecologist

Sarah Mullen
Project Ecologist

Sean McCarthy
Senior Planner

Shane Connolly
Graduate Ecologist

Shaun Doolin
Graduate Environmental Scientist

Sibeal Fallon
Project Ecologist

Stephanie Corkery
Graduate Ecologist

Susan Doyle
Project Ornithologist

Thomas Blackwell
Senior Environmental Consultant

Tom Rea
Ornithologist

Viorel Anitei
Ecologist

Zak O’Connor
Graduate Ornithologist

Zuzana Erosova
Graduate Ornithologist
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