Our People

Jim Walsh


Jim WalshJim is managing director of the firm. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Jim specialises in corporate finance, litigation support and business advisory services. He has advised on many acquisitions and disposals of businesses and has a wealth of experience in providing business advisory services to the SME sector in Ireland.

His experience encompasses significant experience in inward investment to Ireland as well as advising on property development and investments. He was a non executive director of Sherry FitzGerald plc until its privatisation in 2003. He also has extensive experience in providing both compliance and consultancy services to the medical profession. In recent years, he has been heavily involved in providing personal financial planning advice to clients.

Niall Carney


Niall CarneyNiall is a director of the firm primarily focused on the provision of accounting and business advisory services. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. He has extensive experience in the provision of professional services to a broad range of clients including SMEs, Irish and international businesses.

He qualified as a chartered accountant with John A Carney & Company before moving to a position as an audit manager with PriceWaterhouseCoopers responsible for delivery of services to a range of national and international corporate clients. A founding partner of Carney Walsh & Company in 2002, Niall provides a broad range of services to both personal, not for profit and corporate clients including audit, accountancy, taxation and business consultancy services. Niall is also a qualified insolvency practitioner.

Tara Bagnall


Tara BagnallTara joined the firm in 2005 and is our taxation and investment business manager. She is an associate of the Irish Taxation Institute. Having previously worked with Bank of Ireland, Grant Thornton and Superquinn, Tara heads up the taxation division of the firm, working closely with the directors in providing a full range of taxation services to its clients.

She has a particular expertise in the area of Value Added Tax with significant experience in the retail and property sectors. She provides a range of investment business services to clients and in this area, she has significant experience in advising on and facilitating overseas property investments on behalf of clients.

Paul Cunningham


Paul CunninghamPaul joined the firm in 2012 and is our compliance services manager. Having graduated from Trinity College Dublin, he subsequently worked with both KPMG and BDO in Limerick prior to becoming a partner in Cunningham Walsh & Associates, Chartered Accountants. A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, he is a former chairman of the Chartered Accountants Ireland Mid-West Society.

Paul heads up the compliance services division of the firm and together with the directors ensures that the compliance affairs of all corporate clients are kept up to date and in order. He has extensive experience in the provision of accounts preparation, audit and business advisory services. He works with both corporate and self-employed clients across a broad range of businesses and industries.

Our Services

Our services that are regularly delivered by the firm include the following: