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 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 130+ 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.

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Our Core Purpose

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

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
Project Director

Noel Stapleton
Project Director
Estates & Project Management Team

John McGarry
Project Director
Land Solutions

Pat Roberts
Principal Ecologist
Ecology Team

David McGrane
Planner

Eoin McCarthy
Senior Environmental Scientist

Eoin O’Sullivan
Senior Environmental Scientist

Laoise Kelly
Ecologist

Lorraine Meehan
Senior Environmental Scientist

Órla Murphy
Senior Environmental Scientist

Owen Cahill
Senior Environmental Engineer

Pamela Harty
Senior Planner

Patrick Hehir
Project Environmental Scientist

Patrick Manley
Project
Ornithologist

Sarah Mullen
Senior Ecologist

Sean McCarthy
Senior Planner