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

Ryanair blames air tax as it slashes routes from Belfast

Ryanair blames air tax as it slashes routes from Belfast

Business
RYANAIR is to slash its presence at Belfast International Airport due to the uncertainty created by Brexit, the weak UK market and the British government's refusal to scrap the £26 air passenger duty (APD) on domestic return flights.
Free 'Writing a Winning Application' workshop will help guide WEA entrants

Free 'Writing a Winning Application' workshop will help guide WEA entrants

Business
IS your business, school or organisation intending to be among the hundred-plus who'll be entering the 13th running of the Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards? Do you need some guidance on how to complete an entry that will wow the judging panel (which will again by chaired by NI Chamber of Commerce immediate past president Ellvena Graham)? In an innovative addition to this year's initiative, the Irish News has introduced a free 'Writing a Winning Application' workshop, which takes place on Wednesday March 27 (8am-9am) at the Belfast headquarters of KPMG in the Soloist Building, Lanyon Place.

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  1. New entrepreneurs' group in the Clover after revealing Basement revamp irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/hYprYTDrMB

  2. Almost 500 new Coleraine homes set for planning approval irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/WYrXyPuuNg

  3. Four in five people now using smartphone to apply for jobs says @NIjobscom report irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/Na60fUHeCt

  4. Belfast-based project moves to next stage of multi-million pound funding bid irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/60w2ZCTWz8

  5. Can I just say to you foodies tonight at @NIfoodanddrink awards - Don’t go bacon my heart. #NIFDAAwards

  6. New £208m @Translink_NI Belfast Transport Hub given green light irishnews.com/news/northerni… pic.twitter.com/ygRmjjKTxW

  7. HMV to seek new Belfast home in event of city centre store closure irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/OX9v3BHElQ

  8. Little growth at seed firm @wearegerminal as it sells off Morton's brand irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/jW594b3MAi

  9. Belfast financial services firm HNH creating 14 jobs as part of £1.3m expansion irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/Cow07P4Gyg

  10. Healthy fast food chain Leon to open in the north as part of Irish expansion irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/KdK0MCsd3I

  11. .@PortviewFitOut completes fit-out of world's biggest Lush store irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/c8VWwtFlHg

  12. HMV to close last remaining store in the north next month irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/c4MnFYeRMC

  13. House prices up 5.5 per cent in Northern Ireland but slow down in other UK regions irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/m9VSlv9Bnx

  14. Inflation rate rises, but remains below Bank of England target as Brexit deadline looms irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/CFI5K6l8ON

  15. 1 WEEK to go until our first ever application workshop 📖⭐️ Make sure you make a REAL impression on the judging pane…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6

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  16. Executives facing US lawsuit over role in purchase of Moy Park irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/hICPKLlOpo

  17. Growing private sector drives north's employment rate to record high irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/Oydhy8LZRk

  18. South Derry plumbing contractor H&A swings back into profit irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/6lQFBCBnGk

  19. Center Parcs on target for summer opening as FastHouse complete lodges scheme irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/j6EGF4ED8k

  20. £100m Derry residential development set for planning green light irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/mnwnbrNUwx

  21. Data analytics firm @Diaceutics to raise £53m in stock market flotation irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/wdx9T0Pnbv

  22. Former Co Antrim children's home site on the market for £350,000 irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/IkxYN3qN9k

  23. £1m nursery investment in Lisburn will bring 30 jobs irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/bKdbJok6Oz

  24. Organisations honoured at Best-Performing Companies conference irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/Qc3sVsAGhT

  25. Connected Health to create 200 jobs as part of Irish expansion irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/cXivBHT27L

  26. Capturing all the excitement of the Big School Cook Off FINAL 🥑🍅🥒. Congratulations to all the talented young cheftwitter.com/i/web/status/1…0cr

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  27. Henderson Group continues to invest in talent...🌟 Showcase your#TALENTT by entering the Irish News Workplace & Empl…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Y

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  28. Before CHELTENHAM WEEK draws to a close, pick up tomorrow's Irish News expert Cheltenham coverage AND a FREE £5 ma… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  29. Leading international architect predicts 'world class' Belfast visitor attraction irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/f4vVp61oMJ

  30. Brexit uncertainty cited as biggest challenge to north's housing market irishnews.com/business/2019/… pic.twitter.com/lHKAnb4kyq