Speaker Bios

Who is speaking at the IUSA Conference 2018

Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald is Group Business Editor of Independent News and Media (INM plc).

A global Eisenhower Fellow, the award winning journalist, author, motivational speaker and broadcaster is the 2017 recipient of the Mary Cummins Award for Women of Outstanding Achievement in Media.

A recipient of an alumni Special Achievement award from Dublin City University and Irish Tatler’s Media Woman of the Year 2016, Dearbhail serves on the board of Fighting Words, Ireland’s national creative writing centre.

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

She 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

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