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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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Alan Cantwell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
age 51
Alan Cantwell is an Irish journalist, presenter and newsreader, best known as the former anchor of TV3 News at 5.30 and later the 5.30 .
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Anne Doyle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
age 67
Anne Doyle is an Irish journalist, presenter and former newsreader. She is best known as a long-serving newsreader for Raidió Teilifís Éireann, who anchored the ...more
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Bob Shaw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
Dec. at 65 (1931-1996)
Robert "Bob" Shaw 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 ...more
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Brendan O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
age 45
Brendan O'Connor is an Irish media personality, columnist, comedian and retired pop star. Presenter of The Saturday Night Show on RTÉ One since 2010, he is also known as for his columns ...more
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Brian Daly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
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 ...more
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Brian O'Nolan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
Dec. at 55 (1911-1966)
Brian O'Nolan 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 ...more
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Bryan Dobson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
age 59
Bryan Dobson is an Irish newscaster with RTÉ in Ireland. He has presented RTÉ News: Six One since 1996. He previously presented RTÉ News: Nine O'Clock and occasionly
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Cathy Grieve is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
Cathy Grieve age 53
Cathy Grieve is an Irish journalist from Letterkenny, County Donegal. She now owns Red Diamond Media, an Irish based digital media group. Previously she was a senior editor with the BBC, the ...more
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Charlie Bird is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
age 66
Charles "Charlie" Bird is an Irish journalist and broadcaster. He was Chief News Correspondent with RTÉ News and Current Affairs until January 2009. He took up the role of ...more
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Colm Tóibín is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
age 63
Colm Tóibín is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic and poet. Tóibín is currently Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor ...more
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Craig Doyle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
age 45
Craig Doyle is an Irish television and radio presenter. To British viewers he is recognisable as working for the BBC and ITV. To Irish viewers he is recognisable as working for Raidió ...more
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David McWilliams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
age 49
David McWilliams is an Irish economist, writer, broadcaster and journalist. McWilliams initially worked with as an economist with the Central Bank of Ireland, UBS bank and the Banque Nationale ...more
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Doireann Ní Bhriain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
Doireann Ní Bhriain age 67
Doireann Ní Bhriain is an Irish independent radio producer. She began her career as a radio and television journalist, and started out reading children's stories on television. From those ...more
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Donal MacIntyre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
age 53
Donal MacIntyre is an Irish investigative journalist, specialising in investigations, undercover operations and television exposés. The risks of repeatedly going undercover have meant ...more
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Eamon Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
age 70
Eamon Martin Dunphy is an Irish media personality, broadcaster, author, sports pundit and former professional footballer. Since retiring from the sport, he has become recognisable to Irish ...more
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Eoghan Corry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
age 58
Eoghan Corry is an Irish journalist and author regarded as the most extensively journeyed travel writer in Ireland, averaging over 30 countries a year. Since 2002 he has edited Ireland's biggest ...more
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Eoghan Harris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
age 76
Eoghan Harris is an Irish journalist, fiction writer, director, columnist and politician. He currently writes for the Sunday Independent. He was a member of Seanad Éireann from 2007–11, ...more
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Fergal Keane is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
Fergal Keane age 58
Fergal Patrick Keane OBE is a foreign correspondent with BBC News, and an author. For some time, Keane was the BBC's correspondent in South Africa. He is the nephew of Irish playwright, novelist ...more
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Frank Delaney is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
age 76
Frank Delaney is an Irish novelist, journalist and broadcaster. He is the author of New York Times best-seller "Ireland", the non-fiction book "Simple Courage: A True Story of ...more
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George Hook is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
age 74
George Hook is an Irish broadcaster, journalist and rugby union pundit. He hosts The Right Hook on the Irish radio station Newstalk. He had a career as a rugby union coach and businessman, ...more
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George Lee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
age 56
George Lee is an Irish economist, journalist, television and radio presenter, and former Fine Gael politician. He worked for RTÉ from 1992 to 2009. He was appointed Economics Editor in ...more
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Geraldine Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
age 67
Geraldine Kennedy is an Irish journalist, former politician, and the first female editor of The Irish Times newspaper. She was a Progressive Democrat TD for Dún Laoghaire from 1987 to ...more
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James P Mahon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
age 28
James Patrick Mahon is an Irish TV news reporter, journalist, blogger, host, broadcaster and former record label manager.
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Joe Lynam is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
Joe Lynam
Joe Lynam is an Irish journalist working for the BBC in the United Kingdom. Lynam is a business correspondent. He also presents sometimes on the BBC's flagship Today Programme – covering for ...more
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John Banville is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Journalists from Ireland
age 73
William John Banville, who writes as John Banville and sometimes as Benjamin Black, is an Irish novelist, adapter of dramas, and screenwriter. Recognised for his precise, cold, forensic prose ...more