advocating to reduce alcohol harm

Team Members

Suzanne Costello, Chief Executive Officer

Suzanne joined Alcohol Action Ireland from the Samaritans, where she served as the organisation’s Executive Director for Ireland for six years, establishing the Samaritans as the leading provider of emotional support in Ireland and a key contributor to national policy development and delivery in the area of suicide prevention. Suzanne has extensive senior management experience in the non-profit sector and has also previously worked with The Medieval Trust in Dublin, Wicklow County Council and the Irish Film Institute. She holds qualifications in social science and business, including a Master of Business from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.


Eunan McKinney, Head of Communications and Advocacy

Eunan has considerable political campaigning and communications experience, having been Political Director to the office of the former Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White, and as his Parliamentary Adviser during a period as Minister of State for Primary Care at the Department of Health. Prior to a career period in political management, he was Managing Director of Source, a creative communications agency, which he co-founded in 1991. Eunan is also a Member of the Board of the Lorcan O’Toole Day Centre. A native of County Sligo, Eunan is a BA Hons graduate and holds a Masters in Politics from UCD, a Professional Diploma in Advertising from JAEC|DIT. He is a former Chair of the Irish Design Business Association and Council Member of the Institute of Designers of Ireland.


Conall Ó Brolcháin, Research Assistant

Conall has recently completed an MSc in Comparative Social Change, jointly taught and awarded by University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin. Prior to this, for his Undergraduate, Conall graduated from University College Dublin with a BA in Psychology.  While studying he gained significant research experience in the fields of Sociology and Psychology. He was credited as a co-author in the journal of Addictive Behaviours for research in the area of smoking addiction. As well as this he has conducted research on the Irish education system, examining intercultural education practices in Dublin primary schools.