Business Rates Team

Siobhan Murphy

Siobhán Murphy MSCSI MRICS

Divisional Director
Tel: +353-1-676 2711
Email: smurphy@dob.ie

Siobhan Murphy has been with the company for 11 years and is a Divisional Director in the Rating Department, with joint responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the department.  She is actively involved in making appeals to both the Valuation Office and Valuation Tribunal as well as assisting with general rating queries including vacancy refunds and advising and processing rate demands. Siobhan is heavily involved in the management of ongoing Revaluations and is particularly familiar with the valuation of specialised properties for rating purposes including hotels, pubs, tolls, stadia etc.

John Algar

John Algar B.Sc (Surv.) ASCSI

Divisional Director
Tel: +353-1-676 2711
Email: jalgar@dob.ie

John is a Divisional Director within the Rating Department with over ten years’ experience in Rating Consultancy, Commercial & Residential Valuations and Commercial Rent Reviews. He joined GVA Donal O Buachalla in May 2012 coming from Bardon and Co Rating Consultants where he was the Principal of the company. With the national revaluation project currently under way, John has been largely involved in rating consultancy on a variety of properties including retail, offices, industrial, childcare facilities and supermarkets.

Claire Mason

Claire Mason B.Sc (Surv.)

Senior Surveyor
Tel: +353-1-676 2711
Email: cmason@dob.ie

Since joining the company in 2011 Claire has acquired experience in the commercial property sector with particular emphasis on rating consultancy, landlord and tenant instructions and valuations. Claire is actively involved in revision and revaluation cases, submitting representations to the Valuation Office and appeals to the Valuation Tribunal. Claire also deals with general rating queries including vacancy refunds, revision and exemption applications, processing rate demands etc. Claire is also an experienced negotiator in rent reviews and lease negotiations primarily in the retail sector.

Paul Mooney

Paul  Mooney MSCSI MRICS

Senior Surveyor
Tel: +353-1-676 2711
Email: pmooney@dob.ie

Paul commenced working with GVA Donal O Buachalla in December 2018, having worked with ESB since 2016. Whilst working for ESB, Paul was responsible for managing and approving ESB’s commercial rates bill in excess of €100 million across four jurisdictions. Prior to joining ESB, Paul worked in the Valuation Office for over 9 years (2007-2016) issuing over 3,000 valuations on behalf of the Commissioner of Valuation and has ample experience in valuing utility assets.

Sarah Finnegan

Sarah  Finnegan Currently undertaking a BSc. in Property Studies

Graduate Surveyor
Tel: +353-1-676 2711
Email: sfinnegan@dob.ie

Sarah joined the company in September 2016 and has since been working with the Rating Department as office administrator. She is currently undertaking a B.Sc. in Property Studies with Dublin Institute of Technology which allows her to assist her senior colleagues with projects including Revision cases, the ongoing National Revaluation project and rating budgets.