John Downing

John Downing writes about politics for the Irish Independent and is a regular contributor to Raidió na Gaeltachta and other broadcast outlets. Over the years he has worked for the Irish Daily Star, the Irish Examiner, the Irish Press, and reported European affairs from Brussels for the Independent News and Media group for the years 1989-1999. He has also looked at politics from the other side of the equation serving as deputy government press secretary from 2007 to 2011. He has written “Most Skilful, Most Devious, Most Cunning – a political biography of Bertie Ahern” and “Enda Kenny The Unlikely Taoiseach.”