Dearbhail-McDonaldDearbhail McDonald is Group Business Editor of Independent Newspapers.

A global Eisenhower Fellow, the award winning journalist, author and broadcaster is a recipient of the Mary Cummins Award for Women of Outstanding Achievement in Media.

Dearbhail has received an inaugural Dublin City University Special Alumni Achievement award for her contribution to public affairs journalism and is an Irish Tatler Media Woman of the Year.

The Newry native is a member of the board of Fighting Words, Ireland’s national creative writing centre for children and serves on the strategic committee of the Fondation Irlandais in Paris.

A director and trustee of the St Stephen’s Green Trust, Dearbhail also serves on the External Advisory Board of Maynooth University Department of Law.

Dearbhail holds an LL.B (Law) from Trinity College Dublin as well as a Masters Degree in Journalism from Dublin City University.

You can tweet Dearbhail @dearbhaildibs