Meet the Journalists

Paul Williams

We had a great turn out for our recent Meet the Journalists event in the intimate surroundings of the Candle Bar at Kellys Hotel.

Ken Sweeney, Showbiz Editor at the Irish Sun shared stories on everything from Sinead O’Connor’s wedding in Las Vegas to Brenda Fricker’s views of the IFTA’s.

James McNamara, Head of Online at Mirror Media described how Mirror.ie became one of Ireland’s fastest-growing websites.

Paul Williams, Special Investigations, Independent Newspapers spoke of the USP of newspapers in all formats – trusted content created by professional journalists. He described the efforts journalists go to in order to get the story, verify the facts and also their role in exposing wrong doing, often with tragic consequences as in the case of his colleagues Veronica Guerin and Martin O’Hagan.

The Irish Times sports columnist Ken Early’s passion for sport was clear from his array of stories on four World Cups, three European Championships and the 2012 Olympics.

Thank you to our speakers and to all who attended.