About Ian

Originally from Butlerstown in Waterford, Ian has been a student at UCC since 2004. He is currently finishing up his final year of a BA in Economics & Politics.

Ian has an avid interest in Journalism and plans on working in the area once he graduates from UCC. Ian has already worked on the Newsdesk on the Irish Examiner as a staff reporter and has been published in the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Daily Star, Waterford Today, Munster Express and London Express. He has also worked for Beat102103fm and Today FM.

Since coming to UCC, Ian has been heavily involved in various different student activities in UCC. Below you can find some of the positions he has held and events he has organised.


  • President, UCC Societies Guild
  • Editor, Motley Magazine
  • Editor, UCC Express Newspaper
  • Auditor, UCC Journalism Society
  • Finance Officer, UCC Choral Society
  • PRO, UCC Choral Society
  • First Year Rep, UCC Choral Society
  • First Year Rep, Arts: Geography

Large Events Organised


  • Personal: Society Person of the Year 2007
  • Journalism Society: Best New Society 2007
  • Journalism Society: Best Society Innovation 2007: Motley Magazine
  • Journalism Society: Best Society Campaign 2008: UCC’s Next Top Model
  • Motley Magazine: Nominated for Best National Society Publication 2008
  • Motley Magazine: Best News Features – Student Media Awards 2007
  • UCC Express: Nominated for Student Editor of the Year 2006

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