GARY MCDONALD

GARY MCDONALD

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 Journalist of the Year on a record four occasions. Gary's gregarious nature means he is well suited to a role that goes beyond traditional reporting, where he often represents the company at a corporate level. This is best illustrated in his successful involvement in the Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards.

A competitive Highland bag-piper, weekend hockey reporter and editor of the Ulster Scot, Banbridge-based Gary is far removed from what many regard as the stereotypical Irish News journalist.

However, he is a popular and valued member of staff, who exemplifies the title's pluralist ethos. Gary is also renowned for his healthy appetite for good food and stout.


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  1. Long-awaited George Best Hotel set for June 14 kick off irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/AUJQYtJawK

  2. Exclusive: Crilco in a sweet spot as B&M confection deal leads to jobs boost irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/roqZMHKOhU

  3. Exclusive: Irish cosmetic chain @sisuclinic to open first outlet in Northern Ireland irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/kAQ84DdkOf

  4. New owners plans £250k refurbishment at Bellevue Arms pub irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/UN0Gl576cI

  5. Work on £8m redevelopment of Carryduff Shopping Centre to begin this summer irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/8v5sg6ejN2

  6. Booming Belfast hotel sector could be impacted by Brexit-related slowdown irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/qmlKuYGy0A

  7. New entrepreneurs' group in the Clover after revealing Basement revamp irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/hYprYTDrMB

  8. Almost 500 new Coleraine homes set for planning approval irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/WYrXyPuuNg

  9. Four in five people now using smartphone to apply for jobs says @NIjobscom report irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/Na60fUHeCt

  10. Belfast-based project moves to next stage of multi-million pound funding bid irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/60w2ZCTWz8

  11. Can I just say to you foodies tonight at @NIfoodanddrink awards - Don’t go bacon my heart. #NIFDAAwards

  12. New £208m @Translink_NI Belfast Transport Hub given green light irishnews.com/news/northerni… pic.twitter.com/ygRmjjKTxW

  13. HMV to seek new Belfast home in event of city centre store closure irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/OX9v3BHElQ

  14. Little growth at seed firm @wearegerminal as it sells off Morton's brand irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/jW594b3MAi

  15. Belfast financial services firm HNH creating 14 jobs as part of £1.3m expansion irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/Cow07P4Gyg

  16. Healthy fast food chain Leon to open in the north as part of Irish expansion irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/KdK0MCsd3I

  17. .@PortviewFitOut completes fit-out of world's biggest Lush store irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/c8VWwtFlHg

  18. HMV to close last remaining store in the north next month irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/c4MnFYeRMC

  19. House prices up 5.5 per cent in Northern Ireland but slow down in other UK regions irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/m9VSlv9Bnx

  20. Inflation rate rises, but remains below Bank of England target as Brexit deadline looms irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/CFI5K6l8ON

  21. 1 WEEK to go until our first ever application workshop 📖⭐️ Make sure you make a REAL impression on the judging pane…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6

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  22. Executives facing US lawsuit over role in purchase of Moy Park irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/hICPKLlOpo

  23. Growing private sector drives north's employment rate to record high irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/Oydhy8LZRk

  24. South Derry plumbing contractor H&A swings back into profit irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/6lQFBCBnGk

  25. Center Parcs on target for summer opening as FastHouse complete lodges scheme irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/j6EGF4ED8k

  26. £100m Derry residential development set for planning green light irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/mnwnbrNUwx

  27. Data analytics firm @Diaceutics to raise £53m in stock market flotation irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/wdx9T0Pnbv

  28. Former Co Antrim children's home site on the market for £350,000 irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/IkxYN3qN9k

  29. £1m nursery investment in Lisburn will bring 30 jobs irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/bKdbJok6Oz

  30. Organisations honoured at Best-Performing Companies conference irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/Qc3sVsAGhT