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About Us

Tallans Solicitors are one of the largest and most established law firms in the north east. We have been providing professional legal services from our offices in Drogheda and Ashbourne for over 100 years. The values that have made our firm a success; honesty, integrity and professionalism, continue to be core values in our firm today.

We offer an extensive range of legal services. Our solicitors are specialists in their fields and therefore can provide a greater level of expertise and a more cost effective option to our clients.

If you require legal services, Tallans promise to provide expert, personal and practical legal advice. Call us today to arrange a consultation. Alternatively, use the ‘immediate call back’ option and one of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.

The Team

Sheila Cooney

Sheila Cooney

Managing Partner

Sheila is the Managing Partner of Tallans Solicitors. She is an expert in contentious litigation with over 30 years of experience in this field. Her areas of practice include personal injury litigation, commercial litigation, debt recovery, family law and local government and planning issues.Sheila studied in UCD before being admitted to practice in 1975. She worked in a large Dublin firm for four years before joining Tallans in 1977.
Padraic Brady

Padraic Brady

Partner

Padraic is a Partner in our firm’s litigation and dispute resolution department. He specialises in personal injury litigation and has acted on behalf of numerous insurance companies and private clients throughout the years. Padraic also has extensive knowledge of local government work.Padraic was admitted to practice in 1978. He joined Tallans Solicitors in 1983 having spent time in law offices in Cork and Cavan.
Deirdre Moran

Deirdre Moran

Partner

Deirdre is a Partner in our Family and Local Government department. She also has extensive experience in most areas of law in particular commercial and residential conveyancing, debt collection and local government law.Deirdre graduated from University College Dublin in 1985 where she studied History. She was admitted into practice in 1993. She joined Tallans Solicitors in 1994 and was appointed partner in the firm in 2007.
Brenda Rushe

Brenda Rushe

Partner

Brenda is a Partner of the firm and the head of the Family Law department at our Ashbourne Office. She is a specialist in Family Law and has been advising clients on all aspects of family law for over 20 years. She is also experienced in all types of Property transactions, both residential and commercial, and deals with licensing and criminal law matters in the Ashbourne office.
Mairead O’Reilly

Mairead O’Reilly

Partner

Mairead is a specialist in Property Law with a vast experience in dealing with all types of property transactions, both residential and commercial. She also has huge experience in the area of probate law. Mairead was admitted as a solicitor in 1990. She joined Tallans Solicitors in 1998, becoming partner of the firm in 2003.
Olive Moore

Olive Moore

Solicitor

Olive has wide experience in both residential conveyancing and commercial conveyancing. She completed the commercial conveyancing diplomat with the Law Society in 2007. Olive also has experience in employment law and advises clients in relation to Will drafting and preparation. Olive graduated from National University of Ireland Galway with an Arts Degree in 1994 and a Law Degree in 1997. She was admitted to practice in 2000. She worked for Patrick Cahill Solicitors in Dundrum and following seven years with Malone and Martin Solicitors in Trim she joined Tallans Solicitors in 2011.
Nora Collier

Nora Collier

Legal Executive

Nora has been with Tallans Solicitors in Drogheda for over 20 years. Nora’s experience is mainly in Probate and Conveyancing.Nora leads our probate department and is experienced in both probate and conveyancing matters.
Julie Lynch

Julie Lynch

Legal Executive

Julie co-ordinates all areas of the Local Government Practice and is experienced in Conveyancing and Family Law. Julie joined Tallans Solicitors in 2009.Julie was previously employed by Matheson Ormsby Prentice as a Legal Executive in the New Homes Group of the Commercial Conveyancing Department.
Lucy Byrne

Lucy Byrne

Financial Controller / Office Manager

Lucy has been with Tallans Solicitors for over 20 years. In her capacity as account administrator, Lucy looks after all matters relating to finance, audits and Law Society requirements. She works on a daily basis with accounts ensuring our practice complies with all Law Society regulations. Lucy is also the office manager of both the Ashbourne and Drogheda offices on a day to day basis.
Stephen Cooney

Stephen Cooney

Consultant

Stephen is a business consultant with a vast experience in the business world having established a number of successful business ventures.Stephen is a qualified solicitor. He spent 5 years working in McCann Fitzgerald, one of Irelands leading corporate law firms. Stephen is presently advising the firm on all aspects of I.T. and marketing strategy.