Meet the Team

Managing Editor / Community Employment Supervisor:

Susan Daly
I am a Dublin 4 local from Bath Avenue. After 26 years service in a large D4 organisation, I took time out to raise a family. Following the birth of my son, I spent 3 glorious years at home after which I returned to work on a part-time basis with NewsFour.  I took on the role of Advertising Sales Manager and gained valuable experience in the running of the whole operation. When the opening came up for CE Supervisor, I couldn’t believe my luck and was successfully selected for the position. I am a highly organised and hardworking individual and am now fully committed to continuing my career on a full-time basis here at NewsFour.

Print Editor:

Beibhinn Byrne
Music savage, recovered Vogue addict, lover of difficult novels and poetry, political junkie, dancer, talker, walker, foodie, nature enthusiast, yogi – I’m allergic to being pigeon holed by the potted bio, for like Walt Whitman, I contain multitudes. Don’t we all? And it is this that I love about journalism, the myriad-mindedness of the job. The diversity of people we meet – their experiences, stories, circumstances and situations. I believe in its power of communication and community. Local news strengthens communities and strong communities strengthen democracy. I’ve worked as a freelance journalist and editor for many years across print, radio and television as well as founding and running The SuperNatural Food Market, the local organic market on Pearse St. Born with a pen in my hand, I’m happiest in the middle of it all.

Graphic Design/Layout:

Eugene Carolan
EugeneStudied commercial art and design. Overjoyed when Apple introduced computers to do away with paper, gum, transfer lettering and fume-filled darkrooms. Interest in photography since mid-teens, combined with a passion for travel. Interest by necessity in DIY, interior design and slash-and-burn gardening.

Online Editor:

Paul O’Rourke
Having originally worked in finance, I exited lickety-split after single-handedly causing the global financial meltdown; Oops! Absconding to Argentina, I taught local children, “Dublin” English, resulting in a generation of confused Argentinian mothers wondering why their hungry chiselers claimed to be a certain Lee Marvin. My return to Ireland coincided with the Celtic Tiger ending, resulting in some quarters calling for my immediate deportation. My passion is screenwriting and I’ve had a feature film funded by the Irish Film Board and a TV show developed by an Emmy award winning producer. Currently awaiting my big break, if you call NewsFour and I’m gone: it’s happened!

Photographer:

Jennifer Reddin
jen profileFor many years I worked in bars, restaurants and clubs – waiting tables, serving behind the bar, as a front of house manager and eventually as manager of a busy bar.  As a genuine people person I really enjoyed the work, if not always the schedule.  In 2009, I returned to education, something which had been on my bucket list since I left school.  I loved studying Contemporary Culture and Society in DCU and count the experience as one of the best in my life.  After college I did a course in Digital Marketing to get some marketable skills.  I perform well in areas that require administration, problem solving and analytical skills.  I’m a networking ninja, from my hospitality days.  When I saw a position for a journalist/researcher at NewsFour advertised I jumped at the chance to get some experience in print journalism.  It has given me the opportunity to do what I most enjoy, get to know interesting people and tell their stories.

Journalists:

Kevin McSharry
A graduate of UCD’s English, Film and Drama department. I am passionate about writing. Particularly local stories and investigative ones. I’ve read a great deal by journalists and had my own musings about what journalism would be like. I was somewhat wrong. It’s not just stories and words arranged neatly that I write. It’s the people who make the stories and the readers who make them worth writing. So there you have it, short and sweet. I would put in a joke but my colleagues at NewsFour will tell you I’m not funny.

Paul Carton
I get bored easily, due to my hyperactive nature… its been said, and if you were to look at my CV you’d think it was a census summary. But now this journalism craic seems to suit me, juggling stories,History,Sport, the Arts and best of all those beloved scoops. Years of nightclub work have deafened me somewhat so forgive me if I misquote and my eyesight aint the greatest so please excuse me for frowning at you when we speak. Nevertheless, I’ll get the point across to readers in the community for as long as they allow me to.

Jessica Ellis

I moved to Dublin to study history and English at UCD and have been here since. I have a great interest in culture and heritage and this is reflected in my articles. When I’m not researching and writing at work my favourite way to spend a weekend is to visit a museum or country house. There is a long tradition of journalism in my family so it felt natural to take up this role with NewsFour.

Kathrin Kobus
I come from East Germany, the town of Brandenburg after which the Brandenburg Gate is named.English is actually my third language after German and Russian but has become my first in a way since I moved to Ireland in 2002.A year later my son was born and we’ve lived in Ringsend since Christmas 2004. After school I began to study German and English but decided to go straight into learning by doing and joined a local TV station in the south eastern town Chemnitz, formerly known as Karl-Marx-Stadt. There I learned the ropes of local reporting and presenting and did that for nearly a decade before and behind the camera. An envisioned career break for a couple of months for travelling turned into becoming a single mum and changed life plans on a big scale. Am looking forward to contributing to NewsFour paper and discover many little and not so little stories in our community.

Graphic/Web Designer:

Lizzie Doran
jen profileI attended DIT, Kevin Street, as a mature student where I was awarded a BA in Visual and Critical Studies. The course included the study of visual culture and the roles that art and design play in contemporary society. It also included philosophy; psychology; theories of gender and cultural identity; aesthetics; theories of exhibition and some aspects of web design.

After that, I progressed to study for a Masters in Creative Digital Media in DIT, Aungier Street, where I learned the skills and knowledge of digital media technologies and studied the specialist production techniques of the digital media industry.
The subjects I studied for the MSc included Authoring Principals (HTML, CSS & JavaScript), Design Practice (colour theory, typography), UI Design, Dynamic Web Applications and Digital Media Tools (Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator).

Outside of work and study, I enjoy the gym, cooking meals for family and friends, and going to local events and cinema. I live in the Liberties, in the heart of the city. It’s a great neighbourhood with lots to do and plenty of opportunities to indulge in another of my favourite pastimes, people watching.