Dearbhail McDonald is an award winning Irish journalist, author, broadcaster and motivational speaker.
A global Eisenhower Fellow, Dearbhail has presented "Sunday with Dearbhail" on BBC Radio Ulster.
The former Group Business Editor of Independent News And Media is a recipient of the Mary Cummins Award for Women of Outstanding Achievement in Media.
The Newry native chairs the the strategy committee of the Centre Cultuerel Irlandais in Paris and is a member of the board of Fighting Words, Ireland’s national creative writing centre for children and young adults.
Dearbhail received an inaugural Dublin City University Special Alumni Achievement award for her contribution to public affairs journalism and is an Irish Tatler Media Woman of the Year.
Dearbhail holds an LL.B (Law) from Trinity College Dublin as well as a Masters Degree in Journalism from Dublin City University.