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To celebrate Europe’s fastest growing tech conference, we’ve put together a list of five of the very best Irish tech writers.
Jess Kelly–Technology Correspondent with Newstalk
Jess Kelly is the technology correspondent for Newstalk and produces and presents her own show ‘Tech Talk’. The show airs weekly on Sundays and highlights how technology affects the average person. Jess previously worked with the station as a researcher on ‘The Pat Kenny Show’ and as a tech reviewer on ‘The Right Hook’. She regularly contributes tech articles to The Sunday Business Post, Independent.ie and Tatler. She has also hosted tech events such as Brain for Business at the Science Gallery in Dublin, Mindfield and Electric Picnic.
Adrian Weckler–Technology Editor of The Irish Independent and The Sunday Independent
Adrian Weckler has been a technology journalist with the Irish Independent since 2013. He refers to himself as an ‘old media’ journalist who revels in an online, technological world. As well as writing print and online articles, he also contributes to television and radio (RTÉ, Today FM, Newstalk and various local stations). He also hosts Ireland’s most listened-to technology podcast, The Big Tech Show. On top of all this, Adrian occasionally talks to conferences and seminars on the opportunities that technology offers to small businesses and professionals. Adrian is the current holder (2018) of the Smurfit Business Journalism award, Ireland’s most prestigious business media accolade.
Ciara O’Brien–Technology and Business Journalist with The Irish Times
Ciara O’Brien has been a technology writer since 2002. She describes herself as a part-time Twitter addict and gadget geek, writing on all things tech and also regularly reviews games for The Irish Times. Ciara also talks tech on radio with RTÉ, Newstalk and Today FM. Prior to this, Ciara worked as a freelance journalist. She wrote for a variety of publications, including the Sunday Business Post and Business Plus. From 2003 to 2004 she worked as the assistant editor for PC Live and Smart Company.
Colm Gorey–Journalist with Silicon Republic
Colm Gorey is a Journalist and reporter at Silicon Republic, Ireland’s go-to source for technology, science and innovation news. While he writes across a wide range of technological topics, Colm is particularly interested in scientific breakthroughs and space innovation. Colm is also the editor of Silicon Republic’s Innovation and Machines sections which offers researchers a platform to get their message across through the ‘Science Uncovered’ series. Through this, scientists from across the world have been able to document their research to thousands of Silicon Republic readers. Colm also informs the public on the latest sci-tech across a number of radio and TV programmes.
Prior to joining Silicon Republic, Colm has held a variety of jobs in the media industry including being an editor with Ashville Media Group and as a news reporter with both 98fm and Newstalk. As an award-winning editor for Consumer Magazine of the Year 2013, Colm joined Siliconrepublic.com in January 2014.
Ronan Leonard–Senior Journalist with Irish Tech News
Ronan Leonard is a senior writer and podcaster for Irish Tech News, Ireland’s number one online tech publication and winner of the best Digital and Technology website at the 2016 and 2018 Irish Blog Awards. As a freelance tech journalist, Ronan has written for The Journal & The Dublin Globe. Ronan also works as a blogging consultant and trains people and companies how to blog, as well as curating and writing blogs for SME’s or start-ups. One of Ronan’s particular interests is tech security and he previously ran the blog for tecdr.net, a tech security site which was a nominee at the 2015 Irish Blog Awards.
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