Three key appointments made at the ‘Irish Examiner’

Michael Clifford has been appointed Special Correspondent of the Irish Examiner.

Three key appointments made at the ‘Irish Examiner’

He began his career in journalism as a sub-editor at The Star, and went on to fulfil various roles in Independent Newspapers, The Sunday Times, and The Sunday Tribune where he spent more than a decade as a senior reporter and columnist until its closure in 2011.

Over a 20-year career he has written extensively on tribunals, the courts, politics, and social affairs. Since 2011 he has written a weekly column for the Irish Examiner and also contributed as a news analyst, leading the national coverage of the ongoing Garda whistleblowers and bugging controversies.

Hailing from Cahirciveen, Co Kerry, he has a degree in civil engineering from University College Cork and is the author of a number of non-fiction books and two novels.

Mary Regan has been appointed Political Editor of the Irish Examiner

She graduated with a degree in journalism from Dublin City University before completing a master’s in European Politics in University College Dublin.

She wrote for Village Magazine while in college and, after graduating, joined RTÉ as a reporter.

In 2006 she joined the Irish Examiner and was named young journalist of the year, followed by national journalist of the year in the GSK Medical Media Awards.

She joined the newspaper’s political team in 2008 and has been breaking agenda-setting news stories since. In 2012, the Galway native was invited to Washington to take part in the International Visitor Leadership Programme and was awarded an Edward R Murrow professional scholarship for journalists.

John Walsh has been appointed Business Editor of the Irish Examiner.

He joined the company in 2012 as business correspondent. Prior to joining this newspaper, he had been editor of Business & Finance magazine for five years.

Mr Walsh has wide experience of international business, having worked for Reuters and the BBC, among other roles, in London before returning to Ireland in 2005.

From Youghal, east Cork, he has a BA from UCC and an MA in international political economy from the University of Limerick. He trained as a journalist with Incisive Media in London.

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