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. "The Irish News has established a collaborative partnership that provides teachers and their pupils with a rich lea… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  2. New £500,000 Novosco security operations centre creates 12 jobs irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  3. The company behind two of the best known department stores on the north coast has reported a marginal rise in its p… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  4. Average price paid for a house rose to the highest level in over a decade during third quarter irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  5. "Looking through all the statistical noise, there are still signs that suggest the labour market cycle has turned." irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  6. New two storey restaurant next to Belfast City Airport is McDonald's 30th outlet in the north irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  7. New scheme aimed at supporting rural businesses in the north west launched irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  8. Derry resort reports spike in golf visitors on back of The Open irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  9. Businesses feed into new regional growth strategy for mid Ulster and south west irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  10. Belfast medical tech firm launches sleep device on US crowdfunding platform irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  11. Ulster Stores reports marginal rise in profits amid 'difficult year' for retail irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  12. New £500,000 Novosco security operations centre creates 12 jobs irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  13. The north saw the highest average price of properties sold on the open market for more than a decade, new research… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  14. Records galore again - but north's labour market 'may have plateaued' irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  15. CMA to look at 'anti-competitive practices' in Northern Ireland's public transport services irishnews.com/business/2019/…

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  17. The award winning Irish News critical #literacy project offers a different way to challenge the knowledge and under… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  18. Belfast IT firm Kainos has said Brexit could produce a surge in its workload. A big part of its business involves d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  19. “There must be root and branch reform to redress the seriously damaging imbalances in the current rating system.” -… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  20. How local distilleries are constrained by licensing laws via @irishnewsbiz irishnews.com/business/2019/…

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  21. Kainos acquires two additional companies as fast growth continues irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  22. Oponnents of a major out-of-town retail complex near Newry, which they claim is even bigger than Sprucefield, are u… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  23. Future of shipyard more secure after suitors InfraStrata raise £6m irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  24. Belfast slips and Derry remains bottom of UK city growth tables irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  25. Co Antrim manufacturer SDC Trailers has announced plans to cut jobs blaming a number of economic factors, including… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  26. Latest monthly figures from the Northern Ireland Retail Consortium and Springboard make for more grim reading irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  27. The north's private sector remained in decline during October, a new report out today suggests irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  28. Half of people in Belfast own tech they don't know how to use irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  29. Small Business Loan Fund on course to lend £9m to Northern Ireland firms irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  30. The Bank of England has downgraded the UK's economic growth forecasts, while the EU Commission said it expects the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…