JOHN MANLEY

JOHN MANLEY

POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT

John Manley was a late comer to journalism, a fall back after failing to reach super stardom in his preferred career as a professional drummer.

A journalist for 16 years, having survived the late nights and two hour lunches of the Irish News business desk he was appointed Political Correspondent in 2013.

A keen gardener and environmentalist, other hobbies include walking, geology and - despite it being entirely age inappropriate - house/techno music.

Previous winner of CIPR Business Journalist of the Year and CIPR Environmental Journalist of the Year.


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The Casual Gardener: Know your ornamental onions

The Casual Gardener: Know your ornamental onions

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WE HAVE lift off. As mid-summer fast approaches, the ornamental garden has responded accordingly – the billowing foliage of the cranesbill geraniums topped by pink and mauve flowers, bees buzzing around the bright yellow emerging blooms of the Anthemis, while the papery, red oriental poppies burst from buds resembling furry alien eggs.

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