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.

All articles by GARY MCDONALD


  1. Still 'money from America' (and Singapore) for local commercial property sector says CBRE outlook

  2. Eastern Airways returns to Belfast City with new airlink to Teesside International Airport…

  3. London group to begin work on new 276-bed Titanic Quarter hotel in the spring

  4. Still 'money from America' (and Singapore) for local commercial property sector says CBRE outlook

  5. Developer claims funding in place to finish George Best Hotel by June

  6. A big thank you to teachers that have sent us photographs of their pupils participating in the Young News Readers p……

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  7. 4,000 current account customers ditch their local banks over three months

  8. “This region has done it in a world class way with aircraft wings and we are basically coupling that technology for……

  9. Global law firm Allen & Overy recruits 25 graduates for Belfast

  10. New restaurant and apartment plan approved for Portrush

  11. Nearly 4,000 current account customers ditched one of the north's four main banks in the third quarter of last year……

  12. O'Neills confirms new Belfast city centre store will open on March 5

  13. Developers 'may walk away' from delayed £6.7m Portrush hotel project

  14. ‘Embrace a giant spirit' tourism campaign launched in Scotland

  15. Publicly owned body needed to provide basic banking services - think tank

  16. Belfast's night-time economy recognised with purple flag status

  17. Consortium behind new shipbuilding technology says new Belfast venture could create hundreds of jobs…

  18. One of Belfast's best known pubs entrepreneurs has said progress on the new £500m Tribeca scheme mustn't be allowed……

  19. Early look at the £4.5m redevelopment of W5 at the Odyssey. This @ArtemisTechLtd boat has just gone in. Impressive.……

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  20. Company behind Game of Thrones tour reports 50% rise in turnover

  21. Hovis Belfast strike called off…

  22. Belfast pubs entrepreneur says "vital" £500m Tribeca scheme doesn't drag on for many years

  23. The company behind plans for a £24m Game of Thrones studio tour in Banbridge has declared a 50% increase in its tur……

  24. Even if the Stormont Executive comes into billions of pounds of new money, the north is "incapable of moving on maj……

  25. Galgorm toasts opening of new McKendry's whiskey lounge and bar

  26. Independent travel agent Hays has launched a process to recruit 699 apprentice travel consultants in its branches

  27. Nominations open for EY entrepreneur of the year programme

  28. ALG named ‘Business of the Year' at Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards

  29. Sainsbury's boss Mike Coupe quits supermarket after six years…

  30. Wild feed for lunch today at @pizzaonthesq with @geemac1962 @irishnewsbiz Great new dining spot for Belfast city ce……

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