Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence

Managing Partner

Dara has been Managing Partner of HDS Partnership since he participated in its foundation in January 2004.Dara is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

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“Reflecting on our first 20 years, I am proud of how we have developed and evolved our practice in an ever-changing world. Our experience has allowed us to offer the best advice to our clients in attaining their business and financial goals. I look forward to future mutual success for HDS and our clients.”

Tax Partner

John is the Tax Partner of the Firm and is one of its co-founders. John is a Chartered Tax Adviser and a member of the Irish Tax Institute. Having spent the early part of his career developing his skills with PWC and EY he went on to spend a number of years as Director of Tax with Grant Thornton prior to establishing HDS.

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“As we celebrate our 20 year milestone I recall our ambition from the outset to ensure that our growth and success would be mirrored by that of our clients. 20 years on this ambition has been achieved and I look forward with confidence to future ongoing success for HDS and our clients.”


Louise is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and has worked in Practice since 1994 qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with EY. She subsequently worked in both Auditing and Corporate Finance with BDO and Grant Thornton before joining HDS Partnership as a Director in 2004. She was appointed as a Partner in 2006.

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“I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with fantastic people in HDS over the last 20 years. We are dedicated to excellence and have all worked hard to build and maintain lasting relationships and partnerships which have been at the heart of the success and growth of HDS and our clients. I look forward to continued success together.”


Having started his career with Grant Thornton Gearoid was an integral part of the formation of HDS and initially held the role of Director. He was admitted as partner in 2006. Gearoid holds a Business Degree from UL and is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland.

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The last two decades at HDS have been defined by overcoming challenges, adapting to change and achieving milestones together. I wish to acknowledge the resilience of our clients and the dedication of our team.I am confident we can accomplish even more together in the future.”