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 reporter for Noteworthy, a crowdfunded investigative journalism platform by Journal Media, publishers of Ireland’s leading online news source TheJournal.ie.

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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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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 and Science, amongst others.

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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 SciDev.net. 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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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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