Famous Journalists from Ireland

List of notable or famous journalists from Ireland, with bios and photos, including the top journalists born in Ireland and even some popular journalists who immigrated to Ireland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Irish journalists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These journalists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known journalist from Ireland is included when available.

List ranges from Oscar Wilde to Mary McAleese and more.

This historic journalists from Ireland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Irish journalists of note?" and "Who are the most famous journalists from Ireland?" These prominent journalists of Ireland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Irish journalists.

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    • Birthplace: Dún Laoghaire, Republic of Ireland
    Alan Cantwell (born 1968) is an Irish journalist, presenter and newsreader, best known as the former anchor of TV3 News at 5.30 and later the 5.30 .
  • Anne Doyle
    Age: 71
    • Birthplace: Republic of Ireland, Ferns, County Wexford
    Anne Catherine Doyle (born 30 January 1952) is an Irish journalist, presenter and former newsreader. She is best known as a long-serving newsreader for Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), who anchored the broadcaster's main evening television news programmes, during her 33 years of service.
  • Bob Shaw
    Dec. at 64 (1931-1996)
    • Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom
    Robert "Bob" Shaw (31 December 1931 – 11 February 1996) was a science fiction writer and fan from Northern Ireland, noted for his originality and wit. He won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer in 1979 and 1980. His short story "Light of Other Days" was a Hugo Award nominee in 1967, as was his novel The Ragged Astronauts in 1987.
    • Birthplace: Cork, Republic of Ireland
    Brendan O'Connor (born 23 January 1970) is an Irish media personality, columnist, comedian and retired pop star. He presents the Current Affairs panel show Cutting Edge on RTE TV. He presented The Saturday Night Show on RTÉ One from 2010 to 2015, he is also known for his columns in the Sunday Independent newspaper. He is also editor of the newspaper's Life Magazine.O'Connor's pop career included a one-hit wonder as Fr. Brian & The Fun Loving Cardinals, the comedy song "Who's in the House?", reaching number 3 in the Irish charts. O'Connor has pursued varied media career over several decades in Ireland. During the 1990s he appeared on Don't Feed the Gondolas, as well as on a number of other TV programmes. During the 2000s he served a member of the judging panel on Raidió Teilifís Éireann's (RTÉ) You're a Star TV talent contest before presenting The Apprentice: You're Fired! and The Saturday Night Show. With a salary of €228,500 in 2011, he is one of RTÉ's highest paid stars.
  • Brian Daly

    Brian Daly

    Brian Daly is an Irish news journalist currently working for TV3 News. He spent time working as Ireland Correspondent for Sky News in Dublin. He was one of the Sky News Ireland's two anchors for its twice-weeknightly programmes alongside colleague Ray Kennedy, following the departure of previous Sky News Ireland anchor Gráinne Seoige. Daly joined Sky News from Irish channel TV3, where he had worked since the channel's launch in 1998 and anchored the breakfast show Ireland AM. Prior to presenting on TV3, he worked on different radio stations within the Republic of Ireland. He rejoined TV3 in 2008 after four years with Sky.
  • Brian O'Nolan
    Dec. at 54 (1911-1966)
    • Birthplace: Strabane, United Kingdom
    Brian O'Nolan (Irish: Brian Ó Nualláin; 5 October 1911 – 1 April 1966) was an Irish novelist, playwright and satirist, considered a major figure in twentieth century Irish literature. Born in Strabane, County Tyrone, he is regarded as a key figure in modernist and postmodern literature. His English language novels, such as At Swim-Two-Birds and The Third Policeman, were written under the pen name Flann O'Brien. His many satirical columns in The Irish Times and an Irish language novel An Béal Bocht were written under the name Myles na gCopaleen. O'Nolan's novels have attracted a wide following for their bizarre humour and modernist metafiction. As a novelist, O'Nolan was influenced by James Joyce. He was nonetheless sceptical of the cult of Joyce, which overshadows much of Irish writing, saying "I declare to God if I hear that name Joyce one more time I will surely froth at the gob."