Eamon Delaney is an author, former diplomat and commentator, specialising in politics, current affairs and cultural matters. He was the editor of Magill magazine, Ireland’s former political and cultural monthly, and writes for a wide variety of media, including the Irish Independent, Sunday Independent, and the Irish Daily Mail.

He also contributes to radio, and TV shows such as RTE’s Prime Time and TV3’s the Midweek show and Tonight with Vincent Browne. Eamon also privately offers workshops on media training and public presentation.

eamon sitting

Eamon is also the director and founder of the Hibernia Forum, an independent advocacy group dedicated to the principles of a free market, individual liberty and responsible and prudent Government. It seeks to build on the natural entrepreneurial instincts of Ireland and its open and progressive economic atmosphere, and attraction to foreign inward investment.

Link here http://www.hiberniaforum.ie/ and video of the launch http://www.hiberniaforum.ie/?p=6101

A former diplomat, Eamon is the author of the best-selling An Accidental Diplomat, My Years in the Irish Foreign Service, about his time working with the EU, UN, and on Northern Ireland.

He was posted to the Irish Embassy in Washington and was Vice Consul of Ireland in New York, where he had extensive connection with Irish America. On return, he worked on the Northern Ireland peace process, including speech writing.

In 1995, Eamon wrote The Casting of Mr O’Shaughnessy (Bloomsbury) a black comedy about art and commemoration. He has written further stories, screenplays, and in 2009, he published Breaking the Mould-A Story of Art and Ireland, a memoir of the 1960’s and 70’s and the career of his father, the famous sculptor Edward Delaney.

To contact Eamon write to eamondelaney2@gmail.com

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