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.


All articles by GARY MCDONALD

Two-year trade extension is 'lifeline of sorts' for business

Two-year trade extension is 'lifeline of sorts' for business

News
BUSINESSES have given a guarded welcome to Theresa May’s proposals for a two-year transition period after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019, which will mean offering up to £18 billion in exchange for continued membership of the single market.
Fillips for fit-out firms as each crafts industry win

Fillips for fit-out firms as each crafts industry win

Business
TWO of the north's best known and rival specialist fit-out firms - McCue and Marcon - have been marking separate "wins", with one scooping a major industry award in London while the other secured its latest work contract in Britain.
Hats off to The Doyen as Wines Inns invests £4m

Hats off to The Doyen as Wines Inns invests £4m

Business
MORE than 80 permanent jobs are being created with the opening next week of a new restaurant and super-pub on the site of the former King¹s Head on Belfast's Lisburn Road.

GARY MCDONALD's Twitter

  1. Fillips for fit-out firms as each crafts industry win irishnews.com/business/2017/… pic.twitter.com/fyn30762c6

  2. Global recognition for @BelfastAirport director @UelHoey in Barcelona short-listing irishnews.com/business/2017/… pic.twitter.com/PXuvuqD7qP

  3. #Ryanair pilots not threatening industrial action, says Michael O'Leary irishnews.com/business/busin… pic.twitter.com/hmXkeiFBfT

  4. First sod cut on £30 million 'Titanic of the west' motorsport complex in Coalisland irishnews.com/business/2017/… pic.twitter.com/oEEHOcl34l

  5. Heady days for cocktail lovers as Babel rooftop bar and garden to open at the Bullitt Hotel irishnews.com/business/2017/… pic.twitter.com/7PmM45tD5c

  6. Construction giant Turkington confirms major sales spike irishnews.com/business/2017/… pic.twitter.com/M3sS2PVZbk

  7. Theresa May presses Donald Trump over #Bombardier Aerospace jobs irishnews.com/business/busin… pic.twitter.com/ma2wfQEI4G

  8. NI civil service sick days increase to average 12.4 days from 11.7 days last year, highest in 5 years, equating to £32.7m in lost production

  9. Magherafelt bakery Genesis Crafty creates 47 jobs with new multi-million @marksandspencer contract… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  10. Templepatrick garden centre Coleman's to create 100 jobs through £5m expansion irishnews.com/business/2017/… pic.twitter.com/zKU3pv6J1h

  11. Record number of small businesses planning to downsize or close irishnews.com/business/2017/… pic.twitter.com/zt5pXsnwqV

  12. B&Q owner Kingfisher sees profits fall after costs hit irishnews.com/business/2017/… pic.twitter.com/19oxXiCztY

  13. Mitie confirms 480 jobs being axed under cost-cutting overhaul irishnews.com/business/2017/… pic.twitter.com/PzEZManp5Z

  14. Ryanair: A list of the cancelled flights to and from Dublin irishnews.com/news/2017/09/2… pic.twitter.com/wb2DjClDnq

  15. Ryanair: A list of the cancelled flights to and from Dublin irishnews.com/news/2017/09/2… pic.twitter.com/1JmfXc8Q1t

  16. 🏆 THE GREATER NEWRY AREA BUSINESS AWARDS CATEGORY FINALISTS facebook.com/newrychamberof…FM

    Retweeted by Irish News Business
  17. Hundreds of construction firms ineligible for £1.2 million apprentice scheme due to outdated legislation… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  18. Liverpool property developer Signature Living confirms third Belfast hotel location irishnews.com/business/2017/… pic.twitter.com/vRexz7INkZ

  19. Newry waste management firm announces £2 million expansion irishnews.com/business/2017/… pic.twitter.com/kCio9eoQ9w

  20. Bangor's Royal Hotel in £3 million rebirth irishnews.com/business/2017/… pic.twitter.com/4du0mcHmFf

  21. Insurance office expansion leads to creation of 12 jobs irishnews.com/business/2017/… pic.twitter.com/UoHrJgDGgN

  22. Retailer @ToysRUs files for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada irishnews.com/business/2017/… pic.twitter.com/BNlZ8USdje

  23. Stay tuned to our FB page from 9pm TONIGHT to find out what categories our finalists have been shortlisted for!… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

    Retweeted by Irish News Business
  24. Theresa May travels to Canada for talks on Bombardier irishnews.com/business/busin… pic.twitter.com/DoFpTqe77f

  25. Newcastle restaurant Brunel's to create 15 jobs with new premises irishnews.com/business/2017/… pic.twitter.com/9yTWpgEZVt

  26. More in landlords' pockets as average rents rise in August irishnews.com/business/2017/… pic.twitter.com/ijBlNjlEUG

  27. Increase in alcohol duty 'unsustainable' for pubs say Hospitality Ulster irishnews.com/business/2017/… pic.twitter.com/6ECp5W20cM

  28. Bombardier to get rid of nearly 100 jobs irishnews.com/business/busin… pic.twitter.com/ZxvqKrTGCP

  29. Profits soar at Belfast International Airport with prospect of 'hundreds' of new jobs in 2018… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…