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 investigative journalist for Noteworthy, a project by Journal Media, publishers of Ireland’s leading online news source She is an award-winning science Find out more

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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Conor Purcell

ISTJA Secretary

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, Science, New Scientist, Find out more

Cormac Sheridan

ISTJA Treasurer

Cormac has worked as an international science journalist for over 25 years. His current focus is on biotechnology. He has previously reported on the ICT industry. Find out more

Catherine Collins

Catherine Collins

EUSJA Delegate

Catherine is a science journalist and communications professional born and raised in Ireland. For the past five years she’s called Brussels home, where she writes on a regular Find out more

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. Find out more

Sean Duke

Sean is a science graduate from UCD (1987) with a MA in Science, Health & Environmental Reporting from New York University (1993). He is a founding editor of Science Spin, Ireland’s first popular science Find out more

Olive Heffernan

Olive covers climate change, oceans and sustainability, mostly for international science magazines such as Nature, Scientific American and New Scientist. She has also contributed to other publications Find out more

Tom Kennedy

Tom KennedyTom has over 40 years experience as editor, feature writer and photojournalist. While his main focus is on the natural sciences he has produced reports on young entrepreneurs, a series on the Find out more

Sabine Louët

Sabine is a science journalist, editor, and media entrepreneur with a keen interest in how best to use technology to deliver improved editorial coverage of science, medicine, and technology. She is the Founder and CEO Find out more

Brian Trench

Brian has been a member of ISTJA for thirty years, and president in 1990s. Contributed on S&T to Technology Ireland, New Scientist, Sunday Tribune, Sunday Business Post, RTE Radio 1 programmes, Find out more