Our Assessors

Our Managing Director, John O’Donoghue, previously worked with GAB Robins Loss Adjusters (now Sedgwick) and FBD Insurance. A graduate of UCC’s School of Law, and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, his focus is upon the minutiae of insurance contracts (and their interpretation) in tandem with the construction of case-specific claim narratives.  John manages Owens McCarthy’s overall business and the consistency-of-outcome for our clients.

Cell: + 353 86 380 7769   E: jodonoghue@owensmccarthy.com


Declan Feely started his career in 1981 with Shield Insurance Co (Now Zurich). During his time at Shield, Declan completed his ACII and MMII exams in Marketing. A change of career in 1988 led him to Scully Tyrrell and Co Loss Adjusters (now Sedgwick).

Declan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (FCILA) and a European Loss Adjusting Expert (FUEDI-ELAE). He has also completed a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance (CdipAF). During his adjusting career Declan has dealt with literally thousands of property and business interruption claims. He has a very broad experience in Large and Complex losses in Ireland, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, North America and China. Declan was Director of Major and Complex Loss and Head of Property Claims for Cunningham Lindsey Loss Adjusters, before joining Owens McCarthy.

Cell: + 353 87 25 25 255   E: dfeely@owensmccarthy.com

Seamus O’Leary leads the Owens McCarthy Technical Claims Team and brings his experience as a site-based Quantity Surveyor and Loss Adjuster [eight years with OSG Loss Adjusters] to his role as Director with hands-on responsibility for claims management. Seamus holds a Degree in Construction Economics.

Cell: +353 87 25 33 852   E: seamus@owensmccarthy.com


Glenn Owens holds a Degree in Finance and a Diploma in Construction Economics. He is Owens McCarthy’s Director of Operations and has a dedicated role in formulating and resolving complex business interruption claims in Ireland and United Kingdom.

Cell: + 353 86 60 00 013   E: glenn@owensmccarthy.com



Brian Monaghan began his career in Insurance in 1987 at Hibernian’s Underwriting Department before moving to the Claims Department where he dealt with both Property and Liability claims. He joined Thornton & Partners Loss Adjusters in 1997 where he assumed the role of Branch Manager of Thornton’s office in Tralee, specialising in large Property and Business Interruption losses. Brian joined Owens McCarthy in 2007 as part of our Major & Complex Loss solution and is a Director of the Company.

Cell: + 353 86 044 33 66   E: brian@owensmccarthy.com


Starting his career with Church & General, John Davis joined leading loss adjusting firm Scully Tyrrell & Partners (now Sedgwick Ireland) in 1997, with ultimate responsibility for the adjustment of complex property and interruption losses. He joined Associated Loss Adjusters (now Davies Ireland) in 2010, as a director of that company. John has also served as president of his local Insurance institute in 2001. He is a Chartered Insurance Practitioner (ACII), a Chartered Loss Adjuster (ACILA) and is also a Fellow of the International Federation of Adjusting Associations (FIFAA).

Cell: + 353 83 460 6130   E: jdavis@owensmccarthy.com


With over forty years’ experience James Gaw is one of Ireland’s most respected and pre-eminent Loss Adjusters. Formerly a Director of OSG/Sedgwick Loss Adjusters, since joining Owens McCarthy in 2008, James has been dedicated to resolving large losses on behalf of Policyholders and representing the interests of IPB Insurance as an Adjuster.

Cell: + 353 87 256 6524   E: jim@owensmccarthy.com


Catherine Cox holds a BSc. Hons. in Estate Management and Diploma in Loss Adjusting. She joined the Owens McCarthy team in April 2016 after a 15-year background in Loss Adjusting with Cunningham Lindsay (formerly GAB Robins). During this time, she worked as a Senior Loss Adjuster, handling both complex and large losses in the commercial and domestic sectors. While she was primarily based in the Dublin Office, she did spend some years in Cork gaining invaluable insight into subsidence claims notable in this region.

Cell: + 353 83 106 8788  E: ccox@owensmccarthy.com


Karol Gregan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (BComm) from UCD, specialising in Banking, Finance and Insurance in her final year. She has over 14 years Loss Adjusting experience having joined Cunningham Lindsey (formally GAB Robins) in June 2000. There she worked in their head office in Dublin until 2005 before subsequently moving to their Kilkenny and Waterford Branches. During this time she attained a CDIP LA in 2013. During her time loss adjusting she became involved in many large, technical and complex losses in the Eastern region and was centrally involved in the Dublin and Cork flood claims of recent years.

Cell: + 353 87 286 1375  E: kgregan@owensmccarthy.com


Eoin McSwiney holds a Bachelor of Business Studies in Risk Management and Insurance (BBS) and a Certified Diploma in Loss Adjusting (CDIP LA). He joined Owens McCarthy in 2008 following spells with Hibernian Insurance and GAB Robins Loss Adjusters in Dublin and Cork. During his time with Owens McCarthy Ltd, Eoin has gained vast experience in dealing with all types of Large and Complex Commercial and Domestic Property Losses.

Cell: + 353 86 303 9074   E: eoin@owensmccarthy.com


Martin O’Brien is a qualified Quantity Surveyor, an Associate of the Society of Chartered Surveyors and Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He holds a Degree in Quantity Surveying and has over fourteen years’ experience as a project-attached and site-based QS. Martin is seconded to all of Owens McCarthy’s large loss teams as his experience and expertise in formulating Bills of Quantities remains second-to-none.

Cell: +353 87 925 4146   E: martin@owensmccarthy.com


Seamus O’Donohoe holds a Degree in Valuation Surveying and began his career as a plant and machinery Surveyor in Lisney Henry Butcher. He joined GAB Robins in 1997 and went on to become a Senior Adjuster working in their Dundalk, Waterford and Dublin offices. Seamus specialises in technical claims with a particular interest in oil and subsidence losses. He holds a Diploma in Loss Adjusting and a Diploma in Insurance (Claims). Seamus joined Owens McCarthy in 2013.

Cell: +353 87 689 8080   E: sodonohoe@owensmccarthy.com


Mervyn Owens is manager of our North Cork office. He holds degrees in quantity surveying and construction science from Limerick IT and Southeastern Louisiana University respectively. Mervyn holds the Certified Diploma in Loss Adjusting from the Insurance Institute of Ireland and he is a specialist in Value at Risk surveys.

Cell: + 353  86 836 5665   E: mervyn@owensmccarthy.com


Mark Quinn holds a Professional Diploma in Insurance (CIP) and has over 20 years’ experience in the Property Industry, specialising in Construction and Project Management. Mark covers the Mid-West area in general and is based in our Limerick office. Owens McCarthy were proud to support Mark as President of the Limerick Insurance Institute in 2019.

Cell: + 353 86 274 7162   E: mquinn@owensmccarthy.com


Patrick Cox holds a Professional Diploma in Insurance (CIP) and has over 16 years’ experience in the Property restoration and loss adjusting industry. Whilst operation manager with a specialist restoration company Patrick gained certification in structural drying, applied structural drying, content restoration and fire damage restoration. Patrick joined Sedgwick Loss Adjusters in 2014 (formerly OSG) working on several large and complex losses and progressed to senior technical loss adjuster covering the Munster region.

 Cell: + 87 251 5712 E: patrick@owensmccarthy.com


Stephen Nolan has joined our team of specialists, having previously been a Director of Thornton & Partners, Loss Adjusters. Known in the insurance claims industry as one of the foremost specialists in Property and Construction losses, Stephen has built a reputation for expert handling of some of the most complex claims on a global platform. He was responsible for major and complex loss lines whilst at Thornton & Partners.

Cell: + 87 855 0685 E: stephen@owensmccarthy.com