David Monaghan

David Monaghan is a journalist, critic, editor and radio host who writes about arts, culture, Film, tech, and LGBTQ+ and community issues for HeadStuff, GCN, Dublin Inquirer, Business & Finance, and others.

He is a two-time arts graduate, having completed a BA International in English with Film, and an MA in Film Studies.

In 2017, he was shortlisted for 'Journalist of the Year' at the National Student Media Awards in Ireland.

David is also a frequent writer of short fiction and has been published in the literary journal Storgy. He is also one third of the queer theatre collective 'Rock Bottom Saloon'. The group's inaugural production, Clyde Inside, will debut at the Scene + Heard Festival of New Work on February 20 and 21, 2024.

In all of his work, he is driven by a passion for storytelling and uplifting marginalised voices.

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"Kindness is something that is seen and makes an impact on people" - An interview with Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne

Gabriel Byrne has starred in more than 100 feature films, and on Broadway he has received 3 Tony Award nominations. A prolific career with much praise for his abilities as an actor, he was the perfect choice for 2023 TK Whitaker accolade at the Business & Finance Awards, hosted in December, 2023. Here he discusses his career, the importance of the arts, Irish identity and culture, and what it means to be a leader with David Monaghan, Deputy Editor of Business & Finance.

"I emailed 629 individual recruitment companies, and not one was digitally accessible" - In conversation with Kyran O'Mahoney, CEO and founder, IA Labs

Kyran O’Mahoney is an IT professional with over twenty years of experience in developing complex technical projects for a host of sectors across Ireland, the UK, and the United States. He is CEO and founder of Inclusion and Accessibility Labs (IA Labs), a start-up established in 2021 to bridge the gap faced by people with disabilities in the digital revolution.

Digital transformation: Technologically tenuous?

Digital transformation is a term that appears with frequent regularity in the business sphere, especially in a post-COVID world. It has become an inescapable truth that for businesses to thrive into the future, advancements in technology will have to be the driving force behind their success. But what is digital transformation? What does being a digital-forward company entail? And what are the drawbacks of digitalisation on employers and employees?

Diversity in Tech celebrates the Future of Diversity with a headline award for Nuritas founder Nora Khaldi

Dr Nora Khaldi, founder and chief executive of Dublin-based Nuritas, has been honoured with the Grace Hopper Award at the recent Diversity in Tech Awards, in partnership with JP Morgan in Dublin’s RDS Concert Hall. Khaldi was among 17 recipients at the inspirational ceremony, which shone a light on individuals and organisations striving to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

Leveraging Technology for the Good of All: An Interview with Nikki Lasley, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Amplitude

Nikki Lasley is the Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Amplitude, a company dedicated to optimising the business value of digital product innovation. She spoke to Business & Finance Deputy Editor David Monaghan to discuss Amplitude, her role at the company, and how she strives to use technology for good in her day-to-day work. Note: This piece was originally published in Business & Finance magazine, vol. 59, no. 3, available to read, with compliments, here. Nikki Lasley is the first ev

“There’s a lot written about the lack of confidence in women in going forward for roles" - An interview with Julie Sinnamon, co-chair of Balance for Better Business

Julie Sinnamon has held a number of senior public sector positions in a career spanning thirty years. She added another string to her bow in June 2021 with her appointment as co-chair of Balance for Better Business (B4BB), a group tasked with improving gender balance in senior business leadership in Ireland. She sits down with David Monaghan, Deputy Editor, Business & Finance, to discuss her vision for a better balanced business sphere.
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