About Us

Who we are...

At Albatel, we provide outsourced Human Resources Management for companies in Ireland with 50 or more employees. Our comprehensive human resource outsourcing and outsourced payroll management solutions are tailored for our business partners by our highly qualified and experienced team. 

Outsourced HR and Payroll services eliminates the need for full-time employees on staff. Over our 85 years of combined team experience, we have gained a reputation for delivering innovative solutions to support our client’s strategic goals. 

We support many sectors and industries, and we support business at all stages of growth from high-potential start-ups to well established companies producing turnover in the millions. 

Meet the Team

Brid O' Brien

Founder of Albatel, Brid O’Brien is a Senior HR leader with extensive experience in building and leading profitable teams, managing organizational transformation and partnering with business leaders to optimize performance.

She is an industry veteran with 25 years of national and international experience, and she has a track record of providing organisational and people solutions at the highest levels in telecommunications, utilities, software & FMCG.

As past Chairperson of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Ireland (CIPD), Board Member of CIPD UK, and Irish representative on the Board of the European Association of Personnel Management (EAPM), Brid is well known and highly respected in the HR & Recruitment industries, at home and internationally. Prior to founding Albatel, Brid spent several years as Managing Director of a Leinster based recruitment consultancy. She is also a qualified, accredited Executive Coach and an accredited Aptitude and Psychometric Assessor, who knows how to inspire Executive Leaders to make behavioural changes to transform themselves and the people around them.

Albatel was launched with the express goal of supporting high-potential Irish businesses in building profitable teams. In addition to her extensive industry experience, Brid applies her passion for providing insight-driven, practical people solutions every day. She thrives in those fast-paced environments where human performance is required to achieve capitalize on opportunity and achieve exemplary results. Brid enjoys the diversity that comes with her role and loves helping people and teams realise their full potential and accomplish their personal and professional goals.

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Deirdre Dowling

Deirdre Dowling is a Career and Business coach who brings more than 25 years’ experience of coaching across many sectors including IT, Telecommunications, Banking, Hospitality, Education, Transport, Health and Public Service to our team. 

She has coached Executives and Senior Managers across Europe to achieve career advancement, helping them to overcome obstacles and preparing them for promotion and interviews. She is a sought-after keynote speaker at conferences and events, including Jobs Expo –  the largest recruitment fair in Ireland, Network Ireland, and Local Enterprise Offices.  

A real people person, Deirdre is an Executive Coach and is qualified and accredited by the International Coaching Federation. She is also a Business Mentor with the Meath Local Enterprise Office where she has coached and guided many SMEs to achieve personal and business goals, and successfully grow their businesses. 

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Anne-Marie Daly

Senior HR and Payroll Director, Anne-Marie Daly is an energetic and results-orientated HR and Payroll professional with over 15 years’ experience in public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Anne-Marie has worked across the whole spectrum of the employee lifecycle, from organizational and infrastructural planning, to development of role descriptions, recruitment, onboarding, performance management, payroll and system implementations.

Prior to joining Albatel, Anne-Marie held positions of increasing responsibility in HR, Payroll and Systems Implementations for such organisations as Topaz Energy, Actavo and Meath Partnership. She holds a business degree, and IPASS and CIPD accreditation.

Anne-Marie is highly capable, collaborative and enthusiastic, and works very closely with our clients. They appreciate her unique ability to draw on her experience and evidence-based HR insights to deliver practical and meaningful HR advice and solutions on every project she manages. She is a strategic thinker that is also able to focus on the tactical, practical and operational needs of her clients which are individual and unique to each of them. Anne-Marie leads our HR & Payroll outsource division.

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