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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Sales and profits soar at firm of fallen tycoon Sean Quinn

Sales and profits soar at firm of fallen tycoon Sean Quinn

Business
CONSTRUCTION supplies and packaging business Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH), made up of elements of the former business empire founded by fallen tycoon Sean Quinn, has delivered its fourth successive year of strong double digit growth in 2018.

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  2. North's labour market remains in record-breaking form irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/VREWE46w6s

  3. '£2 billion pay-back from MIPIM ' says @belfastcc chief executive irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/Dpt4DQmXnG

  4. Brexit to blame for north's predicted subdued economic growth in 2019 irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/dsyV8uSSPX

  5. Major £1m Co Antrim service station refurbishment creates 8 jobs irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/6XhBEpy8LL

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  9. Lisburn aerospace firm Causeway Aero Group to create 17 jobs after securing £500k investment… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  15. Positive news in latest Labour Force Survey as figures show unemployment rate (3%) has fallen to joint-lowest level… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  16. Strike ballot called at troubled Moy Park over workers' terms and conditions irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/ECdmRV9Z6N

  17. Multi-million pound cash injection at 3fivetwo Group irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/d2oMkr8s9s

  18. £2m retail investment in Moran's stores creates 40 jobs in north west irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/omZbG8aZzC

  19. Acheson & Glover turns corner after big sales hike and strong pre-tax profit irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/zldmaF64wq

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  24. Northern Ireland economy enjoys fifth successive quarter of growth and hits 10-year high irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/HX5uFOijSV

  25. Sales and profits soar at firm of fallen tycoon Sean Quinn irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/Hb7XEqjxwq

  26. Home Bargains to receive planning approval for long-awaited Limavady store irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/AIH6ENcQpK

  27. New £8m hotel among major Belfast projects granted planning approval irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/7eeFGWDjG9

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