STEPHEN RAWSON a former Communications Manager with the Green Party where he worked at senior advisory level for over 7 years in Leinster House, has an extensive campaigning and public affairs background and a thorough knowledge and working relationship with the national media. Steve started his career in cable television, first with RTE and then with Cork Communications. In the late 1980s he became involved in green politics and has been a key member of the Green Party’s backroom team overseeing and contributing to the party’s various local, European and national successes. In 1998 he was appointed Green Party Communications Manager and guided the party’s communications plan, which saw the Greens return 6 TDs in 2002. Steve has a BA in Communications Studies (DCU), a Diploma in Public Relations and has been a member of the PRII’s Council for the last three years. He currently runs his own Media Training and Public Relations consultancy.