Coole Road, Multyfarnham,Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. N91 WC67
+353 44 9371680

Our Staff

Samantha Judge – CEO 

Having studied marketing in the college of marketing and design, Samantha’s career started out in advertising where she progressed for over 15 years in the media industry including management positions in two start up radio stations. She set up Rightfit in January 2004 Specialising  in Media, sales and marketing recruitment. At this stage she had two lovely daughters aged 9 and 5 years old and welcomed her son in 2008. Evan was diagnosed on the spectrum in early 2011, leading Samantha towards a volunteer and further education path during her time as MD of Rightfit. Samantha currently holds a certificate in ABA,  a higher certificate in applied social studies and counseling and is in her 3rd year of an HONs degree in Psychotherapy. She has volunteered with many Autism initiatives and charities  over the last number of years including the progressing disabilities communication strategy group, Irish Autism Action and as a BOM member in Abacas special school Kilbarrack. She joined Autism Ireland as CEO in Jan 2018 where she is excited to bring her commercial skill set combined with the passion to influence change, further develop services and implement new initiatives for the Autism community. You can contact Samantha by e-mail at:

Niall Murphy – Operations Co-ordinator 

Autism is very close to my heart as I have a son, Ryan, with autism. As a parent, I understand and appreciate the many concerns that parents have. In my role with Autism Ireland, I co-ordinate our information and support line, provide individual advocacy support to families where necessary and link in with our behavioral support co-ordinator.  I also assist on delivery of autism awareness and friendly training and manage our corporate and donor support.  Most recently, we produced our 5 point vision plan from 2017 – 2020 which outlines our plans and vision for the future, which is designed to help and support the 300,000 people in Ireland living with autism.   For information, advice, support or fundraising queries – You can contact me by e-mail

Shannon Eidman, M.Ed., BCBA

After having trained and worked for more than 10 years in the United States, I made the big move here to Ireland in 2008 to establish a specialized school for children with autism. I then joined Autism Ireland as one of the Community Outreach Coordinators in 2011. In this role, I provide training and behavioural consultation to families and schools all throughout Ireland. It can be a very busy and challenging role, but well worth it to see how family’s lives can be transformed with the proper supports. And I’m thrilled to be working with such a dedicated group of individuals with a similar passion. If you have questions in relation to outreach services and behavioural support, I can be reached at:

Paul Byrne

Helpline support and accounts

To contact Paul:

The national office of Autism Ireland is located at:

Coole Road,
Co. Westmeath.
044 9371680

To contact any of the above please call: 044-9371680



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