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:

Eoin Meegan
My initial degree was in English and Classics, followed by a Masters in English Lit., in NUI Maynooth where I worked as a tutor and part-time lecturer. While I loved the buzz of academia a nagging voice told me I was only living from the neck up, so I graduated into Personal Development, and became a total addict! I ended up training in various healing modalities, and worked professionally as a Life Coach for a time. But the writing bug got me again and I set up my own website www.the-unscripted-self.com which explores the nature of what it is to be human in a spiritual body, and other weird things! Arriving at NewsFour was like a natural progression where I get to relate stories on a daily basis. Another of my passions is walking. In 2009 I did the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in beautiful Northern Spain. I think I get inspiration from walking and movement. My theory of life is that we continuously experience our “thinking”, rather than what we’re thinking about. It has kept me sane!

Online Editor:

Geneva Pattison
During my time in college, I wrote for the music section of the College Tribune in UCD and eventually became the editor of the Arts section. After completing my degree in Philosophy and English, I found myself wanting to further my practical experience in the Arts. This led me down the road of self publishing. Together with two other friends, we published and edited two issues of a zine comprising of original poetry, literature and illustration under the name Three Fates Press. This also enabled me to exercise my love of art and drawing, as I provided many of the illustrations for the zine. I have a great interest in highlighting how we as individuals can make a positive impact on this world in small everyday ways, from mental health practice to environmental impact. Gardening is a huge part of my life now, there’s no better feeling than bringing a plant from the reduced section back from the brink. If I’m not listening to music, that’s probably because there’s a song already stuck in my head (most likely one from the 80’s, I know sorry).

Page Layout/Design:

Gary Burke


I am a recent graduate of Tallaght Institute of Technology. I studied Creative Digital Media for four years as a mature student and was constantly reminded of that fact by my younger class mates. The course was varied, the modules I studied were video production, audio and sound production, photography, and multimedia design which included working with design software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and after effects. So I am a jack of all trades and master of none. I really enjoyed the course it gave me a focus and an idea of what I wanted to do with my future.
I am the new photographer here at Newsfour and I am excited to be part of such a professional team. I look forward to honing my photographic skills and meeting new people. That’s what gives me a real buzz hearing people’s stories and documenting that with images.
In my spare time I like to animate and keep my creative skills updated, I am dedicated to lifelong learning aren’t we all. I like to keep fit and have recently become interested in Yoga and I also like to travel.
I look forward to meeting you all, the public on my travels.

Journalists:

Dermot Carmody

I’m a writer and performer originally from Dublin 6 but now happily exiled in Dublin 4. My background is in musical comedy. I was the co-founder along with Ardal O’Hanlon, Barry Murphy and Kevin Gildea, of The Comedy Cellar, Ireland’s longest running comedy club, in The International Bar in Wicklow Street. Since 1988 I’ve performed extensively in Ireland, the UK and, of course, Bermuda. I’ve also written and performed in radio drama, and I worked for a time writing the comedy section in Hotpress magazine. Recently I’ve been more focused on writing and a couple of years ago I went back to school to study Journalism in Rathmines CFE. When the opportunity arose to work at NewsFour I jumped at and I’m here to make use of my writing skills and my interest in local history and culture.

Brian Quinn

I’m a Dublin native, word wrangler and B-movie boffin. Over the last several years I’ve built a career in a variety of film production roles while freelancing as a culture journalist, with bylines including Sight & Sound International Film Magazine and Little White Lies. Coming from a freelance background, I relish the chance to hang up my spurs and grow within an outlet as well loved as NewsFour. I hope to contribute to the team by promoting our community’s thriving arts scene, film industry and lifestyle trends.


Louise Whelan

I’ve lived in Ringsend my whole life. My family home is over 120 years old. I love writing,reading, and I paint pop art & abstract and enjoy anything creative. Adore Halloween.Completed a Level 5 full award in Business Admin & IT in Ringsend College and finished my Level 6 Train the Trainer from Google in the Fair Play Cafe in November 2021. I am a mother of a teenage son and now is the best time for me to use my writing skills and see what I can achieve starting here in NewsFour as a Journalist/Researcher. I am so excited in starting this new chapter and looking forward to meeting all my new colleagues. In my down time, I like to play tennis, love my PlayStation & watching old movies, going off on rambles around Sandymount beach, and I love a good laugh..

Rick Seery

I initially trained as an actor before deciding that English Literature was a passion I wanted to focus more on. But whilst completing my MA in Contemporary Literature at the University of York in 2015, I started to feel like a promising young Eircom League player that just wasn’t going to make the cut in the Premier League of academic life.

I then spent four strange years in Japan where I ended up singing in a terrifying noise rock band. Other activities that I continue to dabble in include: painstakingly making my own DIY alternative radio shows, playing racquet sports and dreaming up the great rural Irish comic novel . I look forward to returning to Ringsend – where I lived in the early 2000s – working in the close-knit ranks of Newsfour; a community which retains its unique Dublinesque charm within a whirl of daunting change.

Niamh Byrne

I grew up in Dublin City Centre which is handy as I rarely have to use Dublin’s
transport!  Growing up I loved reading and was hugely inspired by authors such as JK Rowling, Suzanne Collins and even more local artists such as Playwright Sean O Casey. I grew up in a very musical family as my mam and dad are singers/songwriters. I also love singing and taught myself to play the piano. Every opportunity I got to sing I took, and I also sing in mass every weekend in a choir. When I first finished school I spent a year in Blackrock College studying beauty and body therapy. I also love to write and because of this I am really excited to start this new chapter of my life.

Graphic Designer / Web Designer:

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Dara O Riordain
A Dublin native with a variety of creative interests, these days I focus mainly on graphic design, industrial design and photography.

Photographer:

Keith Brennan

There were several careers over many years.  I have lived in England and New Zealand. Eventually resettling in Ireland except for a few months in Chicago.As a mature student I completed my Undergraduate Degree in Social Work in Trinity College. A few years later my Masters in Criminology in DIT Grangegorman as TUD was then known. I worked in areas relevant to these qualifications for a time. Just before the Pandemic I completed a career changing qualification in Photography. It was a hobby of mine as a teenager. Back then it involved loading film in cameras and for me developing and printing in black & white! After a break of over two decades I have since warmly embraced digital Photography. I recently obtained my ACE certification in Adobe Photoshop.

Current hobbies surprisingly include Photography. Also Hiking and the Gym supplemented by less healthy food choices. I look forward to working alongside and learning from the professional team here at NewsFour.


Advertising Sales Manager:

Niall Duignan
Music lover with a background in music production and composition. I also have experience in advertising and sub editing. I love history, food and cooking. I am delighted to join News Four – a wonderful community resource and look forward to working with the team.