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About Us

Our Ethos

Byrne & Company is a well established practice and is one of the most reputable accounting and audit practices in Mid-West region. Practice was set up in 1981 and has established a reputation as a pro active firm providing accounting, business and taxation solutions and advice. The firm holds Registered Auditor status with Chartered Accountants Ireland.

We have built a reputation for providing robust and effective accountancy and tax planning services to clients of all sizes: from private individuals, sole traders, credit unions, solicitors and start-ups to established SMEs hailing from many diverse sectors.

To arrange a free and informal meeting to find out how we can help you and your business, please give us a call.

Meet the team

Colin P. Byrne, BA Fin, PDA, FCA, QFA

Managing Director

Colin is a qualified chartered accountant with over 20 years experience as an accountant in practice.

He trained with a medium size firm in Dublin and also worked for E&Y for over 3 and half years. Colin has a wide range of auditing and accounting experience from small to medium size companies, publicly funded bodies, credit unions, charities and sole traders.


Peter Byrne, FCA


Peter is a qualified chartered accountant with over 40 years experience in practice. Peter trained in Dublin in a large accountancy practice that later merged to form part of a big 4 firm. He moved to Newcastle West, Co. Limerick in 1981 and set up his own practice. He oversees a diverse client base and ensures all clients new and recurring are being offered the best service. Peter has dedicated his full working career to serving the accountancy, audit and taxation needs of the firm’s clients.


Breda McMahon, FCA


Ann Heffernan, ATI, CPA, CTAX


Gerard Keating Kearney, BSc, ACA


Antonieta Byrne BA. FCA


Imelda O Regan


Martin O’Sullivan

Accountant VAT

Claire Guiry, ACA, ATI


Kay Clifford


Stephanie Sheahan

Trainee Accountant

General Questions

Isn’t it just larger businesses that need an accountant?
Of course not, even the smallest business can benefit from advice on ways to minimise tax and manage their accounts. If you prefer, we can handle all of your bookkeeping, regular management accounts and VAT returns on your behalf. The added benefit of us being involved is that having prepared the books it makes the final accounts much easier, saving time and keeping costs down.


Working with an accountant is an added cost to any business. However, the cost should be offset by the value they add. We work closely with our clients to achieve their goals. By getting to know you and your business well, we can tailor what we do specifically for your needs and your strategy, thereby adding value.


We aim to provide you with a fixed fee quote that will cover the areas we will work on together. This will be based on the complexity and volume of the tasks involved. Should any additional assignments come up during the year then we will provide a quote in advance, unless the matter is urgent and it is in your best interests to take action on your behalf. We offer you the chance to pay our fees monthly and avoid having a large invoice in one go, which helps your cashflow. One thing is for sure, if you telephone with a query you won’t get a bill. We want you to let us know how you are.

If you want to keep your own accounting records, then that is fine. If you need some help then we can give you some training. Ensuring that you understand the best way to prepare your accounting information makes it easier for us to complete your accounts or tax return. If we do this for you then you can concentrate on running your business.


Sometimes it helps to have a fresh pair of eyes look at your business. We will listen to you and firstly understand the history of the business and then how you want to develop it. We can carry out a “healthcheck” of the operating systems, management and financial reporting in place; advise on any matters arising and recommend any actions required. All designed to match up with your goals, which we established at the outset.