PLANET WOMAN ACADEMY – SPEAKERS

Dearbhail McDonald

Group Business Editor, Independent News and Media

Named the Irish Tatler Woman of Year in Media in 2016, McDonald is a journalist, author and broadcaster. A former News Correspondent with The Sunday Times, she has won a series of awards for her legal affairs coverage and is a former Young Irish Medical Journalist of the Year. McDonald serves on the board of Fighting Words, Ireland’s National Creative Writing Centre and is a Director of the St Stephen’s Green Trust. A member of the External Advisory Board of Maynooth University Department of Law, McDonald holds an LL. B (Law) from Trinity, as well as a First Class Honours Masters in Journalism from DCU. McDonald received an inaugural alumni Special Achievement award from DCU for her contribution to journalism and society.