Member Profiles

ISTJA consists of journalists with experience in print, broadcasting, and new media. Below are some profiles of our members.

Maria Delaney

ISTJA President

Maria is an award-winning investigative reporter for Noteworthy, a crowdfunded investigative journalism platform by Journal Media, publishers of Ireland’s leading online news source

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Anthony King

ISTJA Vice President

Anthony is a freelance science journalist based in Dublin. He covers a variety of topics in chemical and biological sciences, as well as science policy, health and innovation.

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Fintan Burke

Fintan is a freelance science journalist currently based in Hamburg. He has written for The Irish Times, Horizon Magazine and He was previously based in Brussels and Dublin.

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Sean Duke

Sean is a founding editor of Science Spin, Ireland’s first popular science magazine (2003), and a regular contributor to The Sunday Times (Ireland) and The Irish Times (health supplement).

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Conor Purcell

Conor is a science journalist and editor with a PhD in Earth Science. He is a regular contributor at The Irish Times and has also written for Nature, Scientific American and Science, amongst others.

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Brian Trench

Brian has been a member of ISTJA for thirty years, and president in 1990s. Contributed to Technology Ireland, New Scientist, Sunday Tribune, Sunday Business Post, RTÉ Radio1 programmes, Irish Farmers’ Monthly, among others.

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