Deaglán de Bréadún is a freelance journalist and broadcaster based in Dublin, Ireland. He previously worked as Political Correspondent with the Irish Times; Political Editor of the Irish Sun; Local Radio Correspondent with the Irish parliament's communications division at Leinster House, Dublin. Other positions he held in a long career with the Irish Times include Northern Ireland Editor, Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Moscow Correspondent, Irish Language Editor and Feature Writer/Sub-Editor. He is the author of a comprehensive account of the Irish peace process entitled "The Far Side of Revenge: Making Peace in Northern Ireland" (Collins Press, 2001 and 2008) and "Sceallóga (Chips)", a collection of short stories in Irish published by Comhar Teo. His coverage of the negotiations leading to the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland won the IPR/BT press and broadcast award for daily news journalism. A native of Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, his family moved to Dublin where he attended CBS Synge Street and UCD. He holds a master's degree in English literature.