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. Starting #culturenight at Novellis (AC Hotel) with a history table talk with tour guide (and former Shorts employee… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  2. Lidl spent £290m with Northern Ireland suppliers last year via @irishnewsbiz irishnews.com/business/2019/…

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  3. Tyrone auction group fast becoming one of the north's most profitable companies via @irishnewsbiz irishnews.com/business/2019/…

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  4. Wetherspoon withdraws Belfast drinks license application - instead buys former Cafe Vaudeville premises via… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  5. The 2019 Irish News Ulster GAA All-Star Photo Gallery is NOW LIVE 📸 View our All-Star Line Up TODAY! ➡️…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…r

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  6. Axe-throwing comes to Belfast as part of £2 million expansion at Cityside via @irishnewsbiz irishnews.com/business/2019/…

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  7. Statement from Quinn Industrial Holdings. Serious assault and abduction on a senior executive. pic.twitter.com/KztiKOd6g8

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  8. Big thanks to Irish News for their support >> Flickerpix off to Cartoon Forum to unveil latest animated series via… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  9. Wetherspoon withdraws Belfast drinks license application - instead buys former Cafe Vaudeville premises via… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  10. Wetherspoon has pulled its drinks licence bid for a former Methodist Church premises at University Rd in Belfast,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  11. Axe-throwing comes to Belfast as part of £2 million expansion at Cityside via @irishnewsbiz irishnews.com/business/2019/…

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  12. Ulster Bank launches £150 switcher offer irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  13. SuperValu introduces 100% compostable reusable shopping bags irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  14. Construction giant Graham plans £5.6m headquarters expansion via @irishnewsbiz irishnews.com/business/2019/…

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  15. Belfast Harbour announces £254m investment plan to generate 10,000 jobs by 2023 - includes confirmation that City Q… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  16. Signature Living confirms the sale of the Crumlin Road courthouse and the former war memorial building in the Cathe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  17. SuperValu introduces 100% compostable reusable shopping bags irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  18. New McDonald's drive-thru at Derriaghy will bring 65 jobs irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  19. Dormant bank funds will be used to support Northern Ireland charities irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  20. New £500,000 hair and beauty salon brings 15 jobs to Derry irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  21. Liverpool hotelier puts two Belfast properties up for sale irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  22. Belfast Harbour announces £254m investment plan to create 10,000 jobs irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  23. It's understood that most of the main NI business/farm bodies had been due to attend Downing Street this evening, b… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  24. For anyone wondering. From Monday I'll be joining the Irish News business desk. I can be reached on r.mcaleer@irishnews.com

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  25. Claire Aiken: Why an uninformed workforce is bad for business irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  26. So, it seems we biz reporters (no 6) are actually more stressed than those we regularly interview (no 7) and those… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  27. 🌟 Irish News Ulster All-Stars 2019 🌟 Treat your team to an unforgettable corporate night out 🏆 Join us at the 25twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6gZ

  28. Claire Aiken: Why an uninformed workforce is bad for business irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  29. Shelbourne Motors drives up profits ahead of Newry dealership opening irishnews.com/business/2019/…

  30. NRC in temporary relocation to St Joseph's College irishnews.com/business/2019/…