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.
A COUNTY Tyrone developer has formally lodged plans for one of the largest property and road-build schemes in Northern Ireland in recent years, representing a £250 million investment and with the potential to create hundreds of jobs.
BUSINESS groups and trade organisations in the north are set to deliver an unparalleled attack on the DUP next week over its opposition to the EU withdrawal agreement. They are due to meet in Belfast on Monday morning, possibly in the...