Mr Eamonn O'Hanrahan > McCann FitzGerald LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

McCann FitzGerald LLP

Work Department

Finance, Project Finance, Administrative & Public Law


Eamonn leads our Projects Group, and has particular experience in project finance, with an emphasis on public transport. He has advised numerous statutory agencies and private sector entities in relation to PPP and other projects. He also handles more general banking and financial work for a variety of financial institutions, including secured and structured lending. He has advised across a range of sectors, including roads, rail, waste, energy, renewables and technology. As an experienced projects and banking lawyer, Eamonn brings particular capability and a proven history in terms of managing and delivering projects with diverse strands and inputs through to completion. He is also recognised as a leading adviser in relation to legal issues affecting public entities, having advised a range of statutory agencies.


Qualified in 1990


Graduate of Trinity College, Dublin (BA Mod.)

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Projects and PPP

(Leading individuals)

Eamonn O’HanrahanMcCann FitzGerald LLP

McCann FitzGerald LLP’s projects team works with public and private sector clients across multiple sectors, including transport, utilities, education, housing, real estate, and telecommunication. The team is particularly active in the energy sector, assisting clients with funding requirements and structures on multiple high-value wind farm projects. Eamonn O’Hanrahan  and Colm Fanning co-head the practice and have significant experience of advising on financial aspects of public transport and housing projects. Stephen Proctor specialises in construction and engineering projects, and Brendan Slattery advises local authorities and project developers on environment and planning law. Other key contacts include Kevin Kelly, Orlaith Sheehy, Seán Carr, and senior associate Joyce Cunningham.

Ireland > Public sector

McCann FitzGerald LLP is well known for working with the full range of government departments, including justice, infrastructure, energy, telecoms, health, insurance, and utilities. The team regularly advises regulators on investigations, enforcement and judicial review proceedings and assists clients with procurement and state aid matters. Practice head Eamonn O’Hanrahan advises statutory agencies on drafting legislation for future developments. Michelle Doyle assists public sector bodies with the regulatory framework for major infrastructural projects and large-scale litigation, while Seán Barton specialises in administrative and public law. Rosaleen Byrne and Catherine Derrig have longstanding experience of handling complex disputes and contentious regulatory matters for public sector clients. Brendan Slattery  and Orlaith Sheehy are also recommended.

Ireland > Transport

(Hall of Fame)

Eamonn O’Hanrahan – McCann FitzGerald LLP

The experienced team at McCann FitzGerald LLP handles a range of transport law issues, including procurement, infrastructure development and regulation. The team is highly active in the asset finance space, advising on financing, leases, sales and the establishment of new platforms. The practice regularly handles matters for state authorities in the transport sector, including on the drafting of legal frameworks. Eamonn O’Hanrahan heads the practice; he is an expert in project finance, particularly in the public sector. Key partners Catherine Deane, Hilary Marren and Georgina O’Riordan together cover all aspects of aircraft financing and leasing. Colm Fanning and David Hurley are other names to note. The department also grew organically with the promotion of Ian Payne to partner in May 2022.