Brian Dawson

Communications Manager, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Brian Dawson heads up the Communications team at the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC), Ireland’s national human rights and equality body. Brian joined IHREC in 2016 as their first Communications Manager, where he has led their media engagement, developed their social media presence and pioneered a participative approach to public awareness campaigning. Prior to joining IHREC, Brian worked for over a decade across in political communications with the UK’s Labour Party and in Brussels with the European Parliament. Most recently he was the Head of Communications for the Irish Wind Energy Association promoting Ireland’s take up of clean renewable energy. Brian holds a master’s degree in journalism from NUI, Galway and a masters in EU Politics from Aberystwyth University