Limerick Voice Team 2020

Digital Editor for Limerick Voice. 24-year-old Galwegian who left behind a career in filmmaking to try journalism. Two-time Student Media Award winner for his work at An Focal. No stranger to the hustle and bustle of the Limerick news cycle after a fruitful internship at the Limerick Leader.

Christine Costello is this year's Deputy-Editor of Limerick Voice. Christine has been an active freelance journalist in Limerick for nearly five years. Previously, Christine has contributed to the Limerick Post, Limerick Magazine and a number of music publications. In 2018 she assumed the role as Editor for An Focal, the University of Limerick student paper.

Gary is the Limerick Voice Photo and Video Editor. The Yeats County man has previously worked as the News Editor of UL’s student newspaper and as part of the sports team at Ocean FM. Gary is passionate about sports, music and broadcast journalism.

Katie is the Podcast Editor of Limerick Voice 2020. She has previously worked in Limerick's Live95 radio station and has produced weekly shows on both Limerick City Community Radio and Claremorris Community Radio. She is also currently interning with ATOM Films. She hopes to bring her passion and enthusiasm for broadcast journalism to her current role.

Conor Clohessy is Limerick Voice's Features Editor. He started as a journalist in the position of West Clare correspondent for The Clare People, and later found his feet in features with The Clare Champion. As a playwright and director, his focus is on creativity, culture and arts.

Ciara is the Social Media Manager hailing from Roscommon. She is currently working as a part-time social media guide for the First Seven weeks programme here in UL. Her journalist interests include social issues, news and feature writing.

Máire is Business Editor for Limerick Voice 2020. The 21-year-old has previously worked in the Limerick Post newspaper as a news reporter, as well as writing for UL paper, An Focal. Máire has a great interest in business, sports, politics, and music.

Daimhlinn is the Limerick Voice Marketing Manager. She has previously worked in communication and PR roles for companies across Europe. In this new role, she hopes to establish and promote the unique Limerick Voice brand with the aim of telling our community's story.

Ronan is a Limerick Voice Reporter with a keen interest in Sports Writing, Radio Production, Podcasting and Sports History. Ronan was named as National Student Media's 'Sports Writer of the Year' for 2020 after a six month coop work placement at Sporting Limerick which included published works in the Limerick Post Newspaper.

Ehienomen has a passion for human interest stories and aspires to be a radio journalist. She has worked in a radio station newsroom before and loves giving people the opportunity to tell their story. She is mainly in social justice stories.

Cathal is a recent graduate of New Media at English, a Tutor in New Media and Cultural Studies and an avid writer and musician. He has been published in Nialler9, The Limerick Magazine and The Thin Air while also helping as a shoot assistant on The Limerick Post Show. Cathal’s areas of interest include local arts, culture and music, young entrepreneurship and social injustice.

Reem is new to the world of journalism. She studied pharmacy for her undergraduate degree in England, and works part-time as a pharmacist. She has recently come back from a year of teaching English in South Korea. She is studying a MAJ at UL and is now a reporter for Limerick Voice. Reem’s journalistic interests include healthcare, lifestyle, entertainment and travel, amongst many other things.

Cian O’Broin is a full-time Journalism Masters student. Cian works as a feature writer and news reporter for The Clare Echo, specializing in environmental news and human interest features. His interests also lie in politics, science and human rights.

MA student in Community Research Plus Journalism. Shannon has experience in news writing with An Focal, the student paper at the University of Limerick. She also creates content for blogs and social media. Shannon holds a B.A in Psychology & Sociology from the University of Limerick. Journalistic interests include community stories, politics and mental health.

Erin is a Limerick Voice reporter. She has previously worked for the Mayo News and An Focal newspapers. She has an interest in reporting on travel, lifestyle and sport

Luyao is the reporter of the Limerick Voice. She has previously worked at Jiaozuo Television and Radio Station as a local news writer. Luyao is hoping to bring a different angle to the Limerick Voice. She has great passion for human-interest stories.

Kate is a deputy Photo and Video editor for the Limerick Voice. She has previously worked for the Limerick media company I Love Limerick, where she worked as a photographer and writer. Her area of passion is writing and has had many short fiction pieces and full-length plays produced by the UL Drama Society.

Zoha is the deputy social media manager of the Limerick Voice. She has previously worked for The Kilkenny People and The Kilkenny Observer. Her freelance video packages have been published on and she has her own social issues podcast. Broadcast media is Zoha's passion and other areas of interest include social issues and investigative journalism. Having been raised on two continents Zoha has a keen understanding of world cultures and is always on the hunt for new and unheard stories.

Ciarán is a new reporter for the Limerick Voice. He has a medical degree and has lived in the Netherlands and Belgium for most of the last 5 years. He has a particular interest in healthcare, culture, current affairs, and travel.

Meghan is the Deputy Feature Editor of the Limerick Voice 2020. She has previously worked as the News Editor of UL’s student newspaper, An Focal, and on the news desk at the Limerick Post as a reporter. She is particularly interested in entertainment, news, health and wellbeing.

Mary is a reporter for the Limerick Voice. She has previously had a book published and would like to do a master's in creative writing after her degree. Mary's main passion are social issues

Lauren is a newcomer to journalism. Lauren previously undertook her undergraduate at Maynooth University, majoring in sociology and minoring in law. Present, she is undertaking a master's in journalism at UL. She is interested in current affairs, entertainment, travel, and lifestyle.

Caitlin is a Limerick Voice reporter. She has previously worked as a reporter with The Munster Express, Waterford, as well as UL’s student newspaper An Focal.

Cathal is the joint Deputy Podcast Editor for this year's Limerick Voice. Cathal’s primary interest is radio, he spent 8 months working in Newstalk FM as an intern. From fast-paced news stories to in-depth human interest features, Cathal is interested in it all. He has also recently set up his own podcast, ‘One on One with Cathal O’Sullivan’.

Andrea is a reporter for the Limerick Voice. She has previously worked at Aileen O'Meara Media in Dublin, recording and editing podcasts, filming and editing videos and creating online and social media content. She has also written articles for the UL student newspaper An Focal. Her main areas of interest are crime and investigative journalism, societal issues and arts, culture and film.

Nicky is one of the Limerick Voice's Podcast Deputy Editors. Having interned for Live 95 Radio Station in Limerick she is extremely passionate about the Treaty County despite being a Galway woman herself. Nicky loves broadcast journalism, and in particular radio - she believes nothing can beat the power of the spoken word. She also has experience writing for some of Ireland's top magazines Stellar, Kiss and VIP as she undertook an internship with VIP Publishing group throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. Nicky's areas of expertise and interest are quite broad, however current affairs and social issues would be her go to.

Lisa has previously interned in events management during her co-op in Belgium. A reporter for An Focal, her passions include travelling and coffee. Her main of interest are social issues, investigative journalism and crime reporting.

Enya is one of the Limerick Voice’s Deputy Photo and Video Editors. Enya’s work experience includes interning for fashion designer Jacqueline Quinn’s media team in New York in 2019 as well as working within the I Love Limerick media team. She has written countless pieces for FAC Magazine and is the founder and editor of Fried Magazine".

Ivan is a freelance sports reporter who will be working as the Sports Editor. He has reported for a range of local newspapers while he has also been published by RTÉ and The Irish Times. He is interested in sports, news and writing features.

Chloe O’Keeffe is a current student in Masters in Journalism here at UL, and is very passionate about student journalism. Her experience lies in her work for An Focal, Campus and Oxygen as well as her placement in iLoveLimerick.

Katie is a graduate of University of Limerick with a degree in New Media and English. Having spent six months in Tipperary Mid-West Radio in Tipperary Town, she has an understanding of how important local issues are and is interested in getting these stories out there. Katie’s main interests are social media, social issues and feature writing.

Clodagh Nagle hails from Co. Kerry and is an MA Journalism student at UL. She holds a degree in English and History. Clodagh’s main interests are Politics, Current Affairs and History.

Anna-Maria Casey is new to journalism. She is an accomplished chemist and has, in recent years, undertaken postgraduate study in law. She has also taught law to undergraduates. Her interests include current affairs, social justice, legal affairs and science.

Mostafa Darwish is a visual journalist based in Ireland and he has covered the Middle East from 2011 to 2019.

Aoife is one of our new sports reporters for the Limerick Voice. She has just graduated from UCC with her BA in English and psychology. Growing up Aoife was an avid sports fan which lead her into choosing the sports pathway as part of her MA in Journalism. Her experience comes from being an assistant to the PRO of Cork Camogie where she reported on events such as the All Ireland final. Her interests are sports, entertainment and travel writing.

Shane is a reporter for Limerick Voice. His primary skills/interest would be sports reporting and sports feature-writing. Shane currently writes in the Cork City FC matchday programme and has a keen interest in Soccer, GAA and Rugby. He has also previously written for online news site Cork Beo.

Anthony is the Limerick Voice Deputy Sports Editor. He has previously worked at the Limerick Leader as a news and sport reporter and was also an assistant communications officer at Garryowen FC.

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