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. Mirror and express newspaper group eyes up bid for News Letter owner irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  2. Irish golf retailer McGuirks to open first store in the north irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/8RHDbHsGnK

  3. .@DanskeBank_UK Danske banks £46m first half profits - but business lending ‘subdued' over Brexit… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  4. Northern Ireland's economy trundles along the bottom - but house-building helping irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/LLhbBA6oT3

  5. Judgment figures fall to record lows in Northern Ireland irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/sxuVps6lhi

  6. Car insurance prices in the north accelerate for first time in 18 months irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/e3iTNUuOtg

  7. Lack of Executive a key factor in decline of north's construction sector irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/MdQhTPTPqB

  8. Soft furnishings firm Bedeck swings back into profit after US deal irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/L6p4CWeXG8

  9. In today’s ⁦@irish_news⁩ I talk about my vision for NI’s future economy & the steps necessary to achieving that vis… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  10. This week (and weeks previous) I have mostly been spending most of my time on @CompaniesHouse @Dwelliotttwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  11. Plans for new Belfast apart-hotel as part of multi-million pound development irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/sY4aJZmUSB

  12. McDonald's serves up £100m each year to north's economy irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/zNEjyGwjWw

  13. Employment rises to record levels in rosy local labour market irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/AOuDiOi3TL

  14. Multi-million pound Foyleside expansion plans 'on the radar' irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/rP5odNMdlo

  15. Belfast revealed as one of the UK's cheapest cities for students irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/EYDIpWdDu8

  16. Rolex store opens at Queen's Arcade - in time for The Open irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/qNSgQYbJp5

  17. High streets hurting as Northern Ireland again at bottom of UK footfall league irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/uSrKtuNbS5

  18. Receipts are flying in! 🧾💫 Don't forget to send us your receipts to be entered into ou#indieday1919 competition.twitter.com/i/web/status/1…gz

  19. CMA says promoter takeover 'will mean higher ticket prices' for Northern Ireland concert-goers… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  20. House prices in the north rising, but activity slowing, says survey irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/gn5zDdoJ5G

  21. No deal Brexit 'puts 40,000 jobs at risk and could wipe out agri-food sector' says report irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/C5ybEkPdqc

  22. House prices in the north rising, but activity slowing, says survey irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/biC6SZDBZc

  23. Rose Mary Stalker appointed as new chair of @InvestNI irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/74xDH9jZJS

  24. Northern business consortium acquires popular Donegal glamping complex irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/5wpDAvAUH1

  25. Lidl becomes first retailer in the north to introduce in-store recycling bins irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/JAUwgdOHUH

  26. EasyJet announces new Marrakesh route from @belfastairport with prospect of more to follow irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/zraPZjUwmg

  27. .@PwC_NI to take up all of £70m Merchant Square development in north's biggest ever office deal… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  28. Multinational retailer Boots renews lease on flagship Belfast store irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/r9R3beHhCL