Meet Teresa Abbey

With more than 20 years’ industry experience, I am a trusted HR consultant supporting SME’s throughout Ireland to create more efficient and positive workplaces. 

For hands-on, practical outsourced HR solutions that help your business achieve HR compliance and let you focus on your core business, please get in touch to discuss your needs. 


086-228 3692


About Teresa

Hi, my name is Teresa. 

I’m delighted to welcome you to Abbey HR’s website. Whether you have come to my site for advice about an issue you are facing or need support for your day-to-day Human Resources needs, you’ll find information about how I can help you, alongside a range of employee communication templates and HR video resources.

I established Abbey HR in 2011 with a vision to provide expert, seamless Human Resources support that gives business owners and managers confidence in their HR processes, people management and compliance. I am passionate about supporting employers to achieve best practice HR  that not only meets compliance standards but creates more positive, effective and productive workplaces.

I haven’t always been in HR; I spent ten years in accounting and payroll prior to embarking on my HR career. I have a real love for numbers and helping businesses to successfully manage staff overheads. This gives me a unique perspective on business economics and efficiencies, and is also particularly useful when supporting organisations with growth strategies, restructuring and change. 

I moved into Human Resources in 1999 while perusing a CIPD  qualification in Personnel Management from the National College of Ireland. I spent the following ten years working in “Personnel” for a number of Irish businesses. Then in 2009, I took a leap of faith into the world of HR consulting! I was very fortunate to be introduced to a large accountancy practice which opened doors to two large Irish retail businesses, both of whom I am very proud to continue to work with today. Since then, I have worked with many, many SMEs, family run Irish businesses, and one large Government entity.

HR is a fast-moving industry and a cutting-edge knowledge of the latest trends, initiatives and changes in legislation is vital to creating tailored solutions that fit the needs of each individual business. I am a member of CIPD, the Human Resources industry’s accrediting body, and the Small Firms Association/IBEC which provides access to an expansive network, professional development programs and the latest knowledge around topical issues, employment law and compliance. I am also a member of the Institute of Accounting Technicians in Ireland, and hold a Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring for Business.

When you work with me, you can have complete confidence that your HR needs are in the hands of a committed and experienced industry professional who genuinely cares about your business. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss your HR needs and how I can support you to achieve your goals.


HR Services

Abbey HR can help you with

Recruitment & Selection

Abbey HR takes the stress out of recruitment and selection and can provide you with as little or as much support to help you achieve a seamless process and a positive experience.

Employment Contracts, Handbook, Policies

While employment contracts and policies are required by law, it also makes good business sense to clearly define the company’s terms and conditions alongside its expectations in order to support staff members in their roles. 

HR Management

Abbey HR gives you one direct point of contact who can manage as much or as little of your day-to-day HR needs, giving you confidence in your HR practices and compliance.

WRC Audit Preparation

Preparation and support for a WRC Audit will ensure your HR documentation is in place and that follow-up actions are implemented according to best practice. 

Employee Communications

Abbey HR can provide assistance with Individual bespoke or template letters to employees that detail information such as leave entitlements and the applicable policies and procedures (e.g., maternity/paternity leave, sick leave, annual leave, performance concerns etc.). 

Restructuring and Redundancy

Expert HR support for reviewing staffing requirements, cost saving measures and organisational change including the facilitation of employee consultations.


What our clients say

Diane Dolan
Managing DIrector, PD Contractors Ltd
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Our working relationship with Teresa is on a different level of professionalism than we have ever experienced with a HR service provider. Teresa ensures everything is in order when it comes to our company’s biggest asset – our employees, she customises her services to fit our company’s needs. Teresa has been an enormous asset to our business. She has an incredible knowledge of HR practices and is a valuable resource to our company. I would personally recommend Teresa to anyone who needs straightforward, practical and effective HR advice.
Nigel Heneghan
Managing Director, Heneghan
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Heneghan has worked for a number of years with Teresa Abbey who has provided consistently excellent guidance to the firm across a range of HR matters - including general HR advice; the employee handbook; recruitment; contracts of employment; and employee reviews. She has been an independent confidant to employees whenever this has been required. Teresa has the full confidence and trust of the agency in the delivery of these essential services, which she carries out in a discreet and effective manner.
Antoanela Belviso
Il Colosseo, Italian Restaurant, Athlone
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We contacted Teresa when we were notified of a WRC inspection, she was very supportive, she took all the stress away from us. I would recommend Teresa with all my heart to anyone who needs help with their HR.
Eugene McGovern
General Manager, Dinn Ri Group, Carlow
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Dinn Rí group expanded its operations in 2011 and we recognised early in 2012 that we required expertise in the area of Human Resources. We appointed Teresa Abbey in a consultant role in March 2012. Teresa planned and organised the Human Resources function within the group and was responsible for producing a comprehensive Staff Handbook and Operations Procedures Manual. Her contribution to the group is comprehensive and her expertise invaluable. Teresa continues to provide a consultancy service to the group. I would have no hesitation in recommending Teresa to others for similar consultative roles.
Joe McGrath
Managing Director, McGrath Quarries, Ennis
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We engage Abbey HR on a retainer basis. Whether we are looking for HR templates or guidance on something out of the ordinary, Teresa lays out all our options and points us in the right direction. Teresa is professional, down to earth and is always available when we need her support. You will not be disappointed if you engage Abbey HR to support the "people" aspect of your business.
Eileen Goold
Business Development Director, Appleby Jewellers, Dublin 2
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We have engaged Teresa as a HR consultant for approximately 10 years. From the start, Teresa invested a great deal of energy and experience, to gain a deep understanding of all aspects of our business, from manufacturing through to retail. Her advice has always been very knowledgeable and pragmatic, and she delivers it in a highly personable way. She has become a trusted advisor to both our staff and management. Indeed, she is actually regarded as an integral member of our own management team. We couldn’t recommend her highly enough.