The Irish News Journalistic Team


Business

BUSINESS JOURNALIST  -  Ryan McAleer has been on the business beat since 2018, initially working as the Belfast Telegraph’s business correspondent before moving to the Irish News. He spent eight years before that as a news reporter in Co Tyrone, where he still lives.
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 t...

News

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 busines...
JOURNALIST  -   Claire has been with the The Irish News since 2006. She worked as the paper's night journalist for ten years before returning to a regular beat. She also writes a fortnightly column.
NEWS REPORTER    -   Suzanne McGonagle has been a journalist for the Irish News for 12 years, working on a wide variety of news and entertainment stories. Suzanne studied Media and English at Ulster University before completing a Masters in Newspaper Journalism at the same unive...
RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT  -   If the spheres of religion, motoring and rambling op-ed columns were three sets in a journalistic Venn diagram, then their intersection would contain William Scholes. He has the pleasures of writing about faith and cars for the Irish News, a blend...

Rolling News

DEPUTY DIGITAL EDITOR   -   Maeve Connolly worked as a news reporter for the Irish News for over a decade before joining the digital revolution. Her reporting has taken her to Honduras, Malawi, Rome and the glamorous surrounds of a Birmingham park for a papal visit. She ...
DIGITAL EDITOR   -  Susan joined the Irish News to launch this website and manage content across desktops, tablets and mobiles. She was previously at The Times (London not Dublin) for seven years as a financial journalist and online editor.   When she first moved ...

Sport

SPORTS REPORTER    -   Brendan Crossan has worked in the Irish News sports department since 1999. He started out as a placement student and somehow bluffed his way into a staff position a year later. A Belfast native, his sporting interests include soccer, boxing and gaelic game...

Photos

PHOTOGRAPHER   -  Mal McCann has been working as a photographer since 1994 working for various local newspapers and joined the Irish News in 2007. He has won a number of regional and national photographic awards.He loves the outdoors and is a keen runner when he isn't injure...

Arts

FEATURES REPORTER - This Belfast-bred journalist has worked for the Irish News Features Department since 2001, writing on music, cinema, comedy, theatre, books, art, TV, travel and, most recently, motoring.
FEATURES JOURNALIST   -   Co-Tyrone born features journalist and mum of two children. Specialises in the arts, parenting and health features. Human interest stories, celebrity interviews, theatre and movie reviews are all part of Jenny's job-description.