About Us


About Iricent

We realised very early that the old approach to networking was no longer working and a new approach was needed. We founded Iricent to explore and ultimately deliver on the promise of software-based networking. Our unique knowledge of both the networking and related software domains, coupled with our passion for distilling technology trends to meet customer needs, means we are ideally placed to enable enterprises and service providers transform their networks into flexible, cost effective and revenue generating platforms.

Contact us today to discuss how Iricent can help transform your network.

Driving Digital Transformation through Network Cloudification and Automation

Using Network Cloudification and Automation technologies Iricent helps Communications Service Providers and Enterprises to rapidly deploy agile and application aware cloud-based information and communications services.

Iricent’s focus is service enablement, cost reduction and, where appropriate, the development of new revenue streams for our customers by removing complexity in providing solutions at the intersection of telecommunications and IT.

Our range of on-premise and cloud hosted SD-WAN and SASE products provide intuitive network access control, application steering and prioritization coupled with the required security to ensure your organisation is fully protected while taking advantage of the benefits that a modern network has to offer.

Our Network Automation solutions, built from the ground up starting with Inventory Management, help customers manage  increasingly complex networks and in turn, reduce operational cost and pave the way for faster deployment of a wider range of new service offerings.

 Iricent’s uCPE based Edge Cloud solutions enable placement of Compute, Storage and Network resources at the network edge which can in turn be leveraged to host specific network functions or applications when and where they are needed. 

Meet Our Management Team

Damian Murray

Co-Founder and Sales Director

Damian has almost twenty years’ experience in telecommunications and IT networking, working with major industry players including Siemens and Nokia. He started his career in technical roles in enterprise data networking. He moved on to product management and then held a succession of senior Sales and Business Development roles across enterprise and service provider segments. Damian has a degree in Electronic Engineering from Dublin Institute of Technology and an MBA from University College Dublin.

Ger O' Byrne

Co-Founder and Director

Ger has over 25 years’ experience in telecommunications and IT networking, working with major industry powerhouses including eircom, Siemens, Nokia Siemens Networks and Nokia. He started his career in technical roles in network design, implementation and project management. He moved into sales and then held a series of senior management roles including General Manager Siemens Communications and Country Director Nokia Siemens Networks Ireland. Ger has a Master of Science (Experimental Physics) degree from University College Dublin, a CDipAF from the ACCA as well as several technical and management qualifications.

Rory MacHale

Rory MacHale


Rory MacHale has more than thirty years of international experience in the telecommunications industry, working with companies as varied as Eigensolve, Ammeon, Logica/Aldiscon, Softech Telecom and Siemens AG in Munich. Initially a software developer, Rory transitioned quickly into design and software architecture roles in public telecommunications, progressing to product and presales management. Rory held the post of Chief Technology Officer in his last two engagements, including ten years at Ammeon. Rory has also held a number of senior industry positions both as a director and technical committee chairperson of the Open Mobile Alliance and steering committee member of the Multimedia Messaging Interoperability Group. Rory has a BE(Hons) / Electronic Engineering from University College, Dublin.

Kevin O' Donovan


Kevin is a seasoned finance professional with more than 20 years global experience working in international technology companies including Nokia Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks and Vodafone. During this time he held a number of senior finance positions including Head of Financial Planning & Analysis, Sub-Region CFO, Director of Business Control and Financial Controller. He has also held several management team and Board memberships both locally and regionally. Kevin is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA) and holds a postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from Cambridge Marketing College.

Contact us today to discuss how Iricent can help transform your network.