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POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT John Manley was a late comer to journalism, a fall back after failing to reach super stardom in his preferred career as a professional drummer. A journalist for 16 years, having survived the late nights and two hour lunches of the Irish News business desk he was appointed P...
NEWS REPORTER Suzanne McGonagle has been a journalist for the Irish News for 12 years, working on a wide variety of news and entertainment stories. Suzanne studied Media and English at Ulster University before completing a Masters in Newspaper Journalism at the same university. She began her jour...
SECURITY CORRESPONDENT Allison Morris began her reporting career more than 15 years ago, working in the weekly newspaper industry. She joined the Irish News in 2007 and since then has gone on to collect several awards for her work. They include: NUJ journalist of the year 2010, Society of Editors...
RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT If the spheres of religion, motoring and rambling op-ed columns were three sets in a journalistic Venn diagram, then their intersection would contain William Scholes. He has the pleasures of writing about faith and cars for the Irish News, a blend of God and mammon ...

Rolling News

DEPUTY DIGITAL EDITOR Maeve Connolly worked as a news reporter for the Irish News for over a decade before joining the digital revolution. Her reporting has taken her to Malawi, Rome and the glamorous surrounds of a Birmingham park for a papal visit. She has also hung out with the Dalai La...
DIGITAL EDITOR Susan joined the Irish News to launch this website and manage content across desktops, tablets and mobiles. She was previously at The Times (London not Dublin) for seven years as a financial journalist and online editor.   When she first moved to London she had spells as ...

Sport

SPORTS EDITOR Thomas has contributed to the success of The Irish News sports section for many years through his roles as the paper's amateur boxing correspondent, freelance and staff sub-editing duties. Took over the Sports Editor post in August 2000 and has successfully overseen the...
SPORTS REPORTER Brendan Crossan has worked in the Irish News sports department since 1999. He started out as a placement student and somehow bluffed his way into a staff position a year later. A Belfast native, his sporting interests include soccer, boxing and gaelic games. He writes The Boot Room...

Photos

PHOTOGRAPHER Mal McCann has been working as a photographer since 1994 working for various local newspapers and joined the Irish News in 2007. He has won a number of regional and national photographic awards.He loves the outdoors and is a keen runner when he isn't injured. It is worth followin...

Business

BUSINESS EDITOR With a career in newspapers spanning more than 30 years, Gary McDonald is among the Irish News' most experienced journalists. He has been the paper's Business Editor for 15 years, during which time he has picked up numerous awards for his work, including the CIPR Business Jo...

Arts

FEATURES REPORTER The Edinburgh born, Belfast bred journalist was educated from primary to post-graduate diploma level via Dundela Primary School, Strandtown Primary School, Methodist College Belfast, Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster. He passed several exams along the wa...
FEATURES JOURNALIST Co-Tyrone born features journalist and sleep-deprived mum of two young children. Specialises in the arts, parenting and health features. Human interest stories, celebrity interviews, theatre and movie reviews are all part of Jenny's job-description. 
FEATURES EDITOR Fergal spent more years than he cares to admit on nights as a sub-editor and chief sub at The Irish News before washing up in his current post, blinking and rubbing his eyes. A Wicklow man, he made a break for the border after journalism school with a view to getting a few riots on...

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