Dearbhail McDonald is Group Business Editor of Independent News and Media (INM plc). A global Eisenhower Fellow, the journalist, author and broadcaster is the 2017 recipient of the Mary Cummins Award for Women of Outstanding Achievement in Media. Earlier this year Dearbhail received an inaugural alumni Special Achievement award from Dublin City University and is Irish Tatler’s Media Woman of the Year. Dearbhail is a director of the St Stephen's Green Trust. A member of the External Advisory Board of Maynooth University Department of Law, she also serves on the board of the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett and Lughnasa International Friel Festivals.