About Us

The storytellers' manifesto

  • Always remember the true power of communications – it changes people’s minds and gets them to act.

  • Everyone is creative – to have better ideas you need to practise creativity every day.

  • Always have a compelling mission. What are you trying to change in the world? If you know what you want to achieve, everything else is easier.

  • Get to know your audience and every day try and be insanely relevant to them.

  • Communicate emotion and with emotion – it always trumps rational argument.

  • Be yourself – find your own voice and communicate with personality.

  • Always strive to do better work. People who want to be great, have better taste and instincts.

  • Never stop building and nurturing your network. You can never know enough people and they will always help you.

  • If you can’t explain it in a single sentence, don’t bother. Every story needs a compelling headline – write that first and the rest will flow.

  • Have an instinct for your topic. People with finely-tuned instincts love their subject and develop the power of nerd’s knowledge.



The Irish Mediacontacts Directory is founded by former RTÉ London Editor and his wife Lynette Fegan.


It grows from a small eight-page pamphlet, into a 200-page publication, listing all the media in the Ireland. It is recognised as the ‘bible’ for media contacts in Ireland.


Jack Murray purchases the Irish Media Contacts Directory title from Mike Burns and forms Mediacontact.ie.


The first website for the Irish Media Contacts Directory is established and sales of the book are managed online.

February 2009

Mediacontact.ie launch MediahHQ.com, an online media intelligence portal to distribute press releases and manage media contacts.

September 2011

The ability to add social media releases is added to MediaHQ.com. Clients can now publish their stories on their online press office page, on MediaHQ.com

March 2013

The 50,000th press release is issued off MediaHQ.com.


First time in 24 years, a printed media directory is not published, reflecting the switch over to MediaHQ.com.

September 2015

Mediacontact.ie changes its name to MediaHQ.com.












Our Team

Jack MurrayCEO and Founder of MediaHQ.com

Callum O'RiordanOffice Administrator

James PhelanSocial Media Executive

Kate O'TooleMarketing and Sales Executive

Robert FlynnResearcher

Yvette PoufongProject Manager

Áine MaddenResearcher

Sarah O'BrienResearcher

Gaye GleesonSales Manager

Some Of Our Core Benefits

Save time & money

No more grunt work searching for journalists’ contact details. Search and build targeted media lists in minutes, or use one of our 170 pre-build media lists. Using MediaHQ.com will gift you at least four weeks’ time to work on creativity, pitching and billable work.

Largest database in ROI

With over 7,500 individual contacts, our depth of Irish media intelligence is unrivalled. If you’re looking for a journalist to cover your story, we know them.

Your story, further, faster

MediaHQ.com is the fastest way to get your story to more people. You can issue your press release by email to our media lists and publish on mediahq.com in minutes. Our social media team works each night until 11pm to get attention for your stories.

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