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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Business growth continue at Larne minerals firm Kilwaughter

Business growth continue at Larne minerals firm Kilwaughter

Business
LARNE-based Kilwaughter Holdings, one of the north’s leading manufacturers providing specialist products for the construction and agriculture sectors, says its consolidated group turnover for the 12 months to last April rose by 20 per cent on the previous year to £40.

GARY MCDONALD's Twitter

  1. Early conciliation for employment tribunals to be introduced from January 27 buff.ly/2v17iNe

  2. Belfast IT firm Kainos hits £1bn stock market valuation buff.ly/2ttN1PV

  3. Flybe confirms it was given tax holiday by HMRC to avoid collapse irishnews.com/business/2020/…

  4. Sainsbury's named the cheapest supermarket for branded goods by Which? irishnews.com/business/2020/…

  5. Time for the GAA stars to do their bit now in this great new inter-sport chat night in Newry. It’ll be repeated in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  6. Insightful commentary from four rugby legends at this cracking event in Newry - and four GAA legends to come in th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  7. Legacy tax liability eats into profits at Avondale Foods buff.ly/38hihQK

  8. “The project overall plans to bring gas to 40,000 customers, but there’s enough network in the ground already so th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  9. 9,000 premises west of the Bann now able to make switch to gas irishnews.com/business/2020/…

  10. Belfast-based trade specialist accepted onto UN initiative buff.ly/372AVf5

  11. BGF's investment in Northern Ireland tops £40 million buff.ly/2G1unBq

  12. New digital training company to create ten jobs with £250k Belfast hub buff.ly/30qRCys

  13. Official data confirms the north's private sector contracted during the summer of 2019 buff.ly/2uZVqLz

  14. Legacy tax liability eats into profits at Avondale Foods buff.ly/38hihQK

  15. Primark store openings and expansions drive owner ABF's sales higher buff.ly/2NyQvr0

  16. 9,000 premises west of the Bann now able to make switch to gas buff.ly/2u8yw3Q

  17. "The economy still has a slow puncture and this seems to be spreading to the labour market" buff.ly/2QYpeRe

  18. Complaint made to EU over "blatant misuse of public cash" in Flybe rescue deal buff.ly/3acJru0

  19. “I'm grateful to FD’s employees who have shown immense dedication during this difficult period and to the board for… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  20. Home sales and new instructions to sell continued to fall in December, a new survey out today suggests buff.ly/36Wg7WM

  21. Latest NICEI (Q3) out today: Economic output in NI decreased 0.1% between July-September, but it remained 0.3% up o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  22. The number of VAT/PAYE registered businesses in NI increased by 1,430 (1.9%) to 75,490 in 2019, the fourth consecut… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  23. The government's decision to rescue regional airline Flybe from collapse - a move welcomed by the north's business… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  24. Grand Central to give guests access to 7,000 newspapers and magazines buff.ly/2FWA0RI

  25. Craigavon engineering firm creates six new jobs with £500k investment buff.ly/38bUGRD

  26. Craigavon engineering firm creates six new jobs with £500k investment buff.ly/38bUGRD

  27. Swift rate cut may be needed amid 'sluggish' growth, MPC member tells Bangor audience buff.ly/2QYpeRe

  28. Dodds' first ministerial announcement is cash for energy research centre buff.ly/2RpY4S4

  29. The government's decision to rescue regional airline Flybe from collapse - a move welcomed by the north's business… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  30. First Derivatives appoints Seamus Keating to succeed late founder Brian Conlon buff.ly/38bUcuN