Connecting Business – Growing Opportunities

Influential business media figures in Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland

The relationship between Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland offers unique opportunities for trade and enterprise. According to Enterprise Ireland, Scottish exports to Ireland exceeded £1.8 billion in 2018, and the value of trade between the countries has risen by over 130 per cent over the past seven years.

Given this potential, gaining a strong understanding of one another’s markets makes clear business sense for Scottish and Irish organisations. There is no better way to do this than by following each region’s key business media outlets and keeping abreast of these influential business media figures…



Irish Independent
Donal O’Donovan

Ireland’s biggest-selling daily newspaper, for many, the Irish Independent is the go-to source for politics and business briefings. Donal O’Donovan, Irish Independent’s Business Editor has worked at the publication since 2010 and covers a wide range of topics related to Ireland’s business affairs, both domestic and international.



The Irish Times
Ciarán Hancock

Ciarán Hancock is Business Editor at The Irish Times. Ciarán covers all aspects of top-level Irish business developments across sectors including agri-business, construction and technology. He also hosts the weekly Inside Business podcast, where has can be found offering keen analysis on everything from Irish start-ups to retail and Brexit.


Northern Ireland

Irish News
Gary McDonald

The Irish News is Northern Ireland’s largest selling morning newspaper, and Gary McDonald, its Business Editor is a prolific journalist, having worked in the industry for more than 30 years. Gary has been awarded the CIPR Business Journalist of the Year award on four separate occasions.



Belfast Telegraph
Margaret Canning

Covering technology, agriculture, food and drink and the employment markets, The Belfast Telegraph provides an examination of business affairs across Northern Ireland. As well as operating the publication’s daily business pages, Margaret Canning, Business Editor since 2014 also offers sharp analysis of the business issues of the day.




The Scotsman
Scott Reid

Edinburgh-located daily newspaper The Scotsman is known for its dialled-in business pages, where reporting on key topics such as construction, fintech and transport can often be found. Scott Reid heads the business section and regularly offers in-depth profiles, backstories and interviews with the most influential companies and start-ups in Scotland.


The Herald
Ian McConnell

The world’s longest running national paper, The Herald is Glasgow-based and covers all Scottish regions. Business Editor Ian McConnell covers a mix of Scottish, British and International business affairs, and has an interest in economic issues.



The Irish Voice
Mary McGinty

Set up to give a voice to the Irish community within Scotland, The Irish Voice keeps readers up to date with the latest news. The publication reports on the latest business affairs impacting both Irish and Scottish organisations on both sides of the Irish Sea. 



Another way to tap into the business markets in Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland is to meet with the senior business figures that work within them. Causeway membership offers a chance to connect and network with top-level business people, with a range of events held in each region.

Interested in becoming a member, or just finding out more? Read all about the benefits of joining here and contact us today.


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