JOHN MANLEY

JOHN MANLEY

POLITCAL 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: There's a renewed buzz about the benefits of talking to plants

The Casual Gardener: There's a renewed buzz about the benefits of talking to plants

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IF YOU sowed some sweet pea before Christmas and the seeds have duly sprouted, perhaps you fancy giving them a few words of encouragement? Or maybe it’s time to chat up those tulip bulbs you planted in October in the hope that it gives them some added vigour come spring? The idea that talking to plants in order to help them grow faster and stronger is nothing new.

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