About Us

Meet the Team:

Owner & Trainer: Orlagh Deegan

Choice is owned and managed by Orlagh Deegan who is dedicated to providing a high quality service to all clients. CPD is very important to Orlagh, she is most certainly a life-long learner and when not delivering training, she is usually on a course.

In 2016, Orlagh was selected as a high potential start up and was a participant on the 2016/2017 ACORNS Programme supported by the Department of Agriculture and is currently participating in continued development along with many other successful businesses.

Qualifications & Certifications:

  • Diploma Occupational Health & Safety (IBEC & TU Dublin)
  • Professional Diploma (HDip) Education (NUI Maynooth)
  • MSc Business & Entrepreneurship (TU Dublin)
  • BSc Hospitality, Hotel & Restaurant Management (TU Dublin)
  • QQI Manual Handling Instructor Training Course
  • QQI Patient Handling Instructor Training Course
  • QQI Food Standards Auditing
  • NHP Management of Food Hygiene HACCP – Student of the Year Award Finalist
  • British Safety Council VDU / DSE Assessor


Office Manager: Martine RigneyOffice manager, training manager, health and safety training

Martine Rigney is responsible for the day to day running of the office. She manages all the training enquiries and bookings as well as management of our team of trainers. Martine is our key accounts manager, looking after the client experience from initial enquiry through to after sales service and certification. Martine brings a wealth of experience to the business from both the construction and recruitment industries.



  • QQI Manual Handling Instructor
  • VDU Assessor



 Occupational Health Specialist: Sian Keary

Sian Keary has 25 years experience as an occupational health specialist & nurse. Sian is a qualified nurse, occupational health & safety professional and psychotherapist. Sian is passionate about workplace wellness and manages workplace wellness programmes for our clients through a variety of techniques.


  • Postgrad MA Mindfulness Psychotherapy
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • BA Occupational Health & Safety
  • QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor
  • VDU / DSE Assessor


Our Associate Trainers:

We pride ourselves in seeking only highly qualified and experienced trainers who have a clear track record in their field. Our contracted training panel is made up of food safety consultants, paramedics, fire fighters, health & safety consultants.  Our trainers are competent in their area of expertise and have completed train the trainer programmes. We are currently expanding this panel of experts.


Choice Training Professional Memberships:

Food Safety Professional Association (FSPA) bring together Irelands best food safety consultants to promote and improve food safety standards in Ireland through training & consultancy. The FSPA is an ISO 9001:2015 approved training center providing courses that lead to QQI certification.  The FSPA also run the Food Safety Assurance Award scheme, certification is based on a three-year cycle. Orlagh Deegan is a full member, trainer and member of the auditing panel with the FSPA. Orlagh is on the membership committee of the FSPA. If you require information about joining, please do not hesitate to contact Orlagh.

Environmental Health Association Ireland (EHAI) is a professional body that promote Environmental Health, provide information and advice to both the public and food safety professionals. The members are environmental and food safety professionals from government bodies and private industry.  The association provides and validates courses in Food Safety. Orlagh is a licenced trainer with the EHAI.

The National Hygiene Partnership (NHP) represents the food safety training requirements of thirteen key member organisations including government agencies and industry representative bodies with an interest in promotion of food hygiene. Orlagh is a licenced trainer with the NHP and delivers The Management of Food Hygiene Programme, The Essential Guide to HACCP Compliance, a level 3 food safety training course for managers. Orlagh runs both public and in-house courses accredited by the NHP, mostly in Dublin and Kildare but also Nationwide.

The Institute of Occupational Safety & Health IOSH is the chartered body for health & safety professionals worldwide. The role of IOSH is to provide support, research, advice and training, striving towards a world where work is safe and healthy for every working person. Orlagh is a member of IOSH.

Network Memberships:

  • The International Food Safety & Quality Management Network (IFSQN)
  • ACORNS 2, ACORNS 2 Plus & ACORNS Forum
  • SafeFood Knowledge Network
  • The Food Safety Authority of Ireland Trainers Network
  • County Kildare Chamber
  • West Wicklow Business Network
  • BNI Imperial Chpt
  • Network Kildare
  • Kildare Food Forum

All of the trainers and consultants who work for Choice Training & Consultancy are highly qualified, experienced and are committed to fulfilling clients’ requirements. Please do not hesitate to contact Orlagh to learn more about Choice Training safety courses and services.

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  • My experience of engaging the services of Choice Training & Consultancy as our online training provider has been very positive and professional. Service and assistance was throughout, efficient and speedy. The training provided was specific to our industry and all material and content engaging to trainees and exceptionally well formatted and presented. Incorporating elearning into our team training plans has proved a very efficient way to deliver training across multiple sites. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services and look forward to a continued partnership.
  • Choice Training is our first Choice for Health & Safety Training. A personable and friendly company to deal with. The standard and expertise of trainers is excellent. The online training that they offer is brilliant! Never mind the cost savings, it saves a lot of time and removes the headache of planning training. Their general efficiency made it a pleasure to work with them and we look forward to working with them as our preferred training partner in the future.
  • We engaged the services of Choice Training and Consultancy before opening our new Café in Robertstown, Kildare. Orlagh trained our staff in Food Safety and HACCP. We found her advice so helpful in setting up our food safety management system for the new business and are thankful for the ongoing support. We are confident that we are reaching a high level of food safety standards. 
  • Safety Works have collaborated with Choice Training & Consultancy to coordinate, facilitate and deliver training to some of our key clients. We know we can trust the team to look after our clients and I would not hesitate to recommend them as a professional provider for your Health & Safety needs.
  • Orlagh from Choicetraining.ie has been of great assistance to us in the West Wicklow Business Network in devising our digital strategy and promoting our network. Orlagh has also provided superb training to our members on the best use of social media in their businesses.  Orlagh is an excellent presenter and trainer and I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a consultant/trainer in any of her fields of expertise, thank you Orlagh for your time, enthusiasm, knowledge and commitment.