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Campaigner and Journalist

Based in Dublin and a journalist by training, John has been writing and speaking about environmental and climate-related issues for the last decade and a half, with his key focus in “raising the alarm” on the global climate emergency while pressing the Irish media to take this issue far more seriously. This included a two-and-a-half-year stint as weekly environmental columnist with the Irish Times. He also maintains a long-running blog at and has an active presence on Twitter. Apart from the climate beat, John is also the founder and co-owner of a successful healthcare publishing and creative business based in Dun Laoghaire since the 1990s. John is currently a weekly environmental columnist on ‘The Last Word with Matt Cooper’ and is a regular guest columnist with the Business Post, the Irish Examiner, and The, while continuing as an occasional Irish Times contributor and a regular contributor on environmental issues on national and local radio. He has also written for the Guardian (UK),, The Times (Ireland), The Phoenix & Village magazine. Broadcast media appearances include: BBC One (TV) ‘The Big Questions’; RTE Radio One (‘Drivetime’, ‘Morning Ireland’, ‘The Late Debate’, ‘Claire Byrne Show’, ‘Countrywide’); RTE (TV): ‘PrimeTime’, ‘Six-One News’, ‘9pm News’, ‘Ear To The Ground’, ‘Eco Eye’, ‘Claire Byrne Live’; TV3: ‘Tonight With Vincent Browne’, Virgin Media: ‘Tonight Show’; ‘Ireland AM’; UTV Ireland: Evening News; NewsTalk: ‘Moncrieff’, Andrea Gilligan Show, ‘Futureproof’, ‘NewsTalk Breakfast’. Today FM: ‘The Last Word with Matt Cooper’, ‘Mario’s Sunday Roast’. CBC Canada.


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