Alice Shanahan

Alice Shanahan Is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, an authorised Personal Insolvency Practitioner(PIP) and a qualified Financial Advisor. Before founding Burns Shanahan in 1990, Alice worked in Deloittes, Grant Thornton Gerald Metals and Citigroup.

Alice specialises in accounts,  taxation and personal insolvency including bankruptcy. As  Managing director she helps and challenges the team, and directs the Taxation, Personal Insolvency, Management Accounts,  Payroll and Bookkeeping Service so we can find the best options and solutions for our clients.


Kieran Burns

Kieran Burns Is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and an accredited Mediator. A Director of Burns Shanahan, he previously worked in Deloittes Dublin and PWC, London.

A former European Finance Manager for Alcoa, a global aluminium company, and Finance Director of the Stafford Group, an Irish-family run group.He trained in mediation.

Kieran has 30 years’ experience in Tax, Audit, Business Acquistions and valuations,corporate finance, strategic planning, disposals, restructuring businesses and resolving commercial disputes. This knowledge and experience give our clients the confidence to face the future and achieve their business goals. He directs our Corporate Consultancy, Mediation  and Audit department and Provides assistance  with dispute issues.


Paula Somers

Paula Somers Is a Chartered Accountant who also holds an Honours Degree in Business and Computing. Prior to joining us in 2008, she worked with Horwath Bastow Charleton in Audit and also gained valuable experience in the hotel and tourism industry.

Paula, As Manager she imparts her in depth knowledge of the hotel and tourism industry, nursing homes, the legal property and financial services sector, hotels and restaurants, and the medical sector. She understands how to solve the business and financial issues that our clients in these industries may encounter.

Tara Morris is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Tara has 20 years’ experience in practice and industry and joins us from her role as Group CFO for a multinational technology Group. Prior to this she was the General Manager for the EMEA region. This combination of Financial and Operational knowledge and experience at senior management level with specific experience in foreign currency, strategic planning, R&D and risk allows us to provide services to our clients that will add value to their bottom line.