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Paydesk has 47 researchers in Ireland. Our researchers, usually professionally trained journalists, can perform: competitive analysis, economic analysis, industry and sector analysis as well as background research.

Our top researchers in Ireland are Davide Abbatescianni and Anita Alig.

Use our researcher directory to find a member to work for you.

We have researchers in Athlone, Cork, County Galway, Dingle, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Roscommon, Tralee and Wexford.

Researchers in Ireland



Davide Abbatescianni

Cork, Ireland
I am a journalist and film critic based in Cork, Ireland.

I currently work as a foreign correspondent for the EU-funded press agency Cineuropa. I regularly write reviews, interviews, news and industry report about Irish and European cinemas. I provide extensive coverage of international film Read moreevents such as the Berlinale, Strasbourg’s Lux Prize, Venice's Biennale, Toronto Film Festival, Tallinn’s Black Nights, Galway Film Fleadh, Amsterdam’s IDFA, Locarno Film Festival, Rotterdam’s IFFR and many others.

My bylines appeared on other international outlets such as Variety, New Scientist, The New Arab, POV Magazine, Filmexplorer, The Location Guide, the Reader’s Digest, the Independent Cinema Office’s blog, the Europa Distribution’s Blog and Film Ireland. I am interested in covering film, media and culture topics with a special focus on Ireland, the UK and the EU.

Moreover, I am a film curator for the project Support to EU Film Festivals, whose primary mission is to enhance the quality of EU Film Festivals organised by the delegations of the European Union worldwide. I occasionally work as a freelance festival consultant and as an External Examiner in Film Studies for the International Baccalaureate.

I am a PhD Excellence Scholar in Film and Screen Media at University College Cork. My research project comprises the writing of an academic dissertation and the making of a feature-length documentary film. I have been lecturing and holding conferences in France, Ireland, Latvia, India and Poland.
Languages
English Italian
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries Feature Stories
+6
Skills
Film & Theatre Politics Cultural
+5

Anita Alig

County Galway, Ireland
Anita Alig is a freelance journalist based in Spiddal, County Galway, Ireland, known for her insightful coverage of socio-economic issues. Her journalism is characterized by a deep analysis of the wealth gap, income inequality, and poverty, often framed within the context of global economic trends. Read moreAlig's articles are well-supported with statistics from reputable sources such as Credit Suisse and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), providing a robust foundation for her discussions on the economic challenges confronting the middle class and the poor, as well as the potential advantages of wealth redistribution.

In addition to her contributions to online news websites, Alig manages two news and poetry blogs, where she blends her passion for current affairs with her love for literature. Her versatility extends to writing content for corporate clients, showcasing her ability to adapt her writing style to different audiences and purposes.

Furthermore, Anita is the founder of the Poetry Cooperative, an initiative that reflects her commitment to fostering a community for poets and poetry enthusiasts. Through this platform, she encourages the sharing and appreciation of poetry, further demonstrating her dedication to the arts and her multifaceted career in journalism and media.
Languages
English
Services
Journalism
Skills
Current Affairs

Anabella Aparicio

Dublin, Ireland
Anabella Aparicio is a free lance journalist based in Ireland and traveling around Europe covering different kind of events. 

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, currently work as well as a correspondent for uruguayan medias

During her work in her country, she worked in writing press (******), a Read moreradio station (******) and on a TV news (******). As well as a freelance journalist for different European and Asian companies.

Linkedin: https://uy.linkedin.com/in/anabella-aparicio-******
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/anabellaaparicio
Radio special reports: https://soundcloud.com/anabella-aparicio
Press articles: https://www.facebook.com/piedepaginauruguay/
Languages
English Spanish Portuguese
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+14
Skills
Social Business Health & Fitness
+20

Yasir Baba

Dublin, Ireland
Yasir Baba is a journalist based in Dublin, Ireland.
Languages
English Turkish
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Content Writing Investigative Journalism
+4
Skills
Media Training Social Investigative Reporting
+3

Scot Tanner Buchholz

Dublin, Ireland
Scot Tanner Buchholz is a reporter based in Dublin, Ireland.  I have worked for newspaper, radio, online, and television.  I have worked in both the US media and the Irish media, having a complete understanding of EU and US media coverage.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering
+7
Skills
Breaking News Technology Natural Disasters
+12

David Chisanga

Limerick, Ireland
David Chisanga is a Zambian media and communications specialist based in Limerick, Ireland. He is an award-winning journalist; a journalist mentor; a TV and radio broadcaster; a blogger; a scriptwriter; and a public relations (PR) personnel.

His career spans over five (5) years with experience Read morein broadcast journalism, print and online journalism, radio and TV production, filmmaking, academia and PR. Recently, he was a news/documentary producer at the Ministry of Agriculture in Zambia. He was also a news editor at Lima Radio. He is currently a freelance journalist and filmmaker in Ireland. 

Although David can cover any beat assigned to him very well, his interest lies in business and economics. He is one of the graduates from the 2019 Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) Financial Journalism Training Programme. 

He holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Media Studies from Mary Immaculate College (MIC) and a Bachelors in Mass Communication from the University of Zambia (UNZA). He is an alumni of Radio Netherlands Training Centre (RNTC), where he studied Drama for Social Change. 

David has worked with Africa News at international level. He is ready to spread his wings in international journalism and fly.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+11
Skills
Climate Change Business Food & Drink
+5

Eamonn Cleary

Dublin, Ireland
I am a freelance editor based in Dublin Ireland. Proficient on all NLE software, using Adobe, FCPX, Avid and Da Vinci.

Over 20 years specialising in documentary, current affairs and sports.

Available for remote work.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Documentaries Fact Checking
Skills
Entertainment & Celebrity Film & Theatre Cultural
+2

Norma Costello

Dublin, Ireland
Norma Costello is a journalist based in Dublin, Ireland.

William Dalton

Dublin, Ireland
William Dalton is a journalist based in Dublin, Ireland.

Mostafa Darwish

Limerick, Ireland
Mostafa Darwish is an  award winning Egyptian visual journalist currently based in Ireland. 
In 2019, Darwish won the Thomson Foundation’s mobile journalism (‘mojo’) competition, for his report on Egypt’s sharp fare increases to an already inadequate train system. 
Since beginning his career at Read morethe start of the Egyptian revolution in 2011, he has covered major news events in Egypt for both local newspapers as well as international news agencies including EPA , the Associated Press and AFP.
As a freelance multimedia journalist, Darwish has worked for APTV on more than 160 stories since 2015 alongside working for Mada Masr, BBC, al-Jazeera, aj+, Great Big Story, al-Monitor, ZoominTV. 
In addition, he has led journalism workshops in Lebanon and Egypt. 
Darwish has travelled across the Middle East and Europe, covering news and documenting life in Sudan, Turkey, Malaysia, Sweden, Georgia, Latvia, Ireland and United Arab Emirates.
Last year, Darwish was awarded the 2019 Zenith magazine grant, and he filmed a documentary about Egyptian exiles Georgia under the Open Media Hub grant.
In February 2019 Darwish was featured as the journalist of the month by International Journalists’ Network (IJNET)
Most recently, he is covering the migrants issues in Ireland publishing for Euro News , Middle East Eye  and The Associated Press alongside his master studies in journalism at the University of Limerick and working on some guest lecturing for Irish local university Griffith College Dublin.
Languages
Avaric English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Documentaries Feature Stories
+6
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking Research

Deaglan De Breadun

Dublin, Ireland
Deaglán de Bréadún (pronounced: Deg-lawn de Bray-doon)  is a freelance journalist, broadcaster  and author 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 Read morecommunications 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/Copy Editor. His books include 'Power Play: The Rise of Modern Sinn Féin' (Merrion Press, 2015), 'The Far Side of Revenge: Making Peace in Northern Ireland' (Collins Press, 2001 and second edition in 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.
Languages
English
Services
Live Reporting Fact Checking
Skills
Breaking News Fact Checking

Ruth Doris

Dublin, Ireland
Ruth Doris is a journalist based in Dublin, Ireland.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+5
Skills
Medical Business Entertainment & Celebrity
+11

Andrew Downes

Galway, Ireland
Andrew Downes is a Photographer/videographer based in Galway, Ireland.
Languages
Irish
Services
Photography

Alan Drumm

Cork, Ireland
I assist faculty and organisational leaders at Cork University Business School to publish aspects of their research in media outlets or branded newsletters. 

Working at the interface between research, industry and public engagement, during the 2018/19 academic year, I helped CUBS faculty reach Read moreover 500,000 readers on RTE Brainstorm and The Conversation. As part of my role, I also work with faculty to develop content in the thought leadership space for publication in the Irish Times Business Supplement and The Journal.ie.

Before joining UCC Academy, I was Head of Rugby and Deputy Editor at Pundit Arena, where I developed strategies to boost web traffic in such a way that the company would act as a disruptor that would win the attention of sponsors, advertisers and sports marketing brands.

I penned a book titled Kerry and the Royal Munster Fusiliers and wrote articles in peer-reviewed journals.

One of which, Divided Loyalties: The Effect the Boer War and its Aftermath had on how Irish Nationalists interpreted the Irish Soldier Serving in the British Army was included in the inaugural edition of the British Journal of Military History alongside contributions from some of the biggest names in the field.
Languages
English
Services
Content Writing Fact Checking
Skills
Research Business Fact Checking

Seamus Duke

Roscommon, Ireland
Seamus Duke is a journalist based in Roscommon, Ireland.

30 years experience in News Current Affairs and Sport
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking Current Affairs

Leo Enright

Dublin, Ireland
Leo Enright is an award-winning broadcast journalist specializing in the politics and culture of Ireland (not sport), and in space exploration.  

He is a former Head of Radio News at Ireland's national broadcaster, RTE,  and was the BBC's correspondent in Ireland for more than a decade Read morethroughout the Irish Peace Process.

Leo Enright has covered every major space mission since the first moon landing.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+7
Skills
Fact Checking Politics Current Affairs
+2

Francis Fitzgibbon

Dingle, Ireland
Francis Fitzgibbon is a journalist based in Dingle, Ireland.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Cultural Fact Checking

Lisa Gibbons

Dublin, Ireland
Lisa Gibbons is a journalist. 

A self starter, blockchain advocate with a love for creative writing. Lisa began writing about post-colonial identities in 2012 and has kept up her love for the written word. She is a keen writer in the Blockchain and Crypto space. Lisa enjoys research and Read moreinnovation. She is a crypto trader by night and loves helping to help drive innovation in green blockchain projects. She enjoys writing poetry, foraging for wild foods and scrolling through NFT's in her spare time.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+6
Skills
Business Technology Fact Checking
+3

Kayley Hardiman

Athlone, Ireland
Kayley Hardiman is a journalist based in Athlone, Ireland. Kayley's LinkedIn page https://www.linkedin.com/in/kayley-hardiman-417601a1/ 

Kayley holds a 2.1 Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and New Media from University of Limerick. Kayley is a lover of social media, dance. She is interested in Read moreculture, the arts, fashion, lifestyle, education, politics and current affairs.

Kayley has experience in print and radio having previously worked as a Reporter for the Westmeath Independent and Researcher for Clare FM. At the Westmeath Independent she generated news stories, covered events and local news, updated  social media platforms e.g. Facebook, Twitter and the news websites, rewrote press releases, carried out interviews, compiled the what's on guide and updated the newsroom diary etc. 

At Clare FM, Kayley was responsible for writing daily blog posts for the flagship show 'Morning Focus', uploading overnights, editing the show, uploading podcasts, research, writing briefing documents and logging comments. She also updated social media, conducted vox-pops, edited them on Audition with multi-track and booked guests. Kayley acted as producer for Morning Focus on a number of occasions and was responsible for putting calls through to presenter Gavin Grace on air, bringing live guests into the studio and corresponding using the MsgPopup.

Kayley worked as a Social Media Assistant for RTÉ for the General Election last February. She was responsible for updating the Longford-Westmeath constituency Twitter on the counts. This involved writing captions, taking photos and videos and conducting research on the results of the counts in other counties.

•	Kayley has excellent communication, teamwork and organisational skills
•	Currently freelancing for Newsday.ie 
•	Kayley is proficient in Adobe Audition, Final Cut Pro, InDesign, Burli, Newscycle, Canva and Wordpress 
•	Works on own initiative and is able to generate fresh ideas
Languages
English Spanish Irish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) News Gathering
+6
Skills
Politics Arts & Books Fact Checking
+9

Callie Hardy

Dublin, Ireland
Callie Hardy is an entertainment and mental health journalist based in Dublin, Ireland. She has written for outlets such as Screen Queens and Go Fund Bean, and is the editor of Haloscope Magazine's film section.
Languages
German French
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+5
Skills
Food & Drink Health & Fitness Cultural
+5

Niamh Hennessy

Cork, Ireland
Niamh Hennessy is a journalist based in Cork, Ireland.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+4
Skills
Media Training Fact Checking Current Affairs
+9

Geraldine Herbert

Dublin, Ireland
Geraldine Herbert is a journalist based in Dublin, Ireland. She  is columnist and motoring editor at the Sunday Independent and Ireland’s first female motoring editor of a national newspaper. A regular contributor to Radio and TV including RTE, Virgin Media and the BBC on motoring and consumer Read moreissues she has written about Transport and Motoring for over two decades. Founder and editor of Ireland’s first and only website for women on wheels -  www.wheelsforwomen.ie – bikes, cars and motorbikes
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Risk Analysis
+6
Skills
Fact Checking

J J

Dublin, Ireland
Broadcast Journalist.
Languages
English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Breaking News Fact Checking
Book

Simran Kathuria

Dublin, Ireland
Simran Kathuria is an Ireland-based freelance Journalist writing news-feature stories for National Irish and other International Publications. Her recent write-ups have been published in Euro News, The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner, and The Hindu. 

She moved to Dublin in 2022 to pursue MA in Read moreJournalism and IR from University College Dublin (UCD). She's a proud recipient of the CNN Academy Journalism Scholarship at UCD. She has also been nominated for the Irish Student Media Awards in the News-Feature writing category. 

Previously, she worked as a news producer in India for TV, Digital, and other social platforms. She's proficient in English, Hindi, and comfortable in understanding Punjabi and other South Asian languages.
Languages
English Hindi Punjabi
+1
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+5
Skills
Current Affairs Breaking News Climate Change
+5

Jonathan Keane

Dublin, Ireland
I'm a freelance business and technology journalist based in Dublin, Ireland. I primarily cover the European tech industry and regulation with a particular focus on sectors like fintech, transport and VC.
Languages
English
Services
Journalism
Skills
Technology Business
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