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Irish News Review has ceased operation as of June 11th 2015.


Police Scotland Search For Missing Irish Student


Police in Glasgow are urgently appealing for information in relation to missing 24-year-old Irish student who disappeared in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Cork native Karen Buckley is a student at Glasgow Caledonian University and lives with three other student friends in a flat in Hill Street, Garnethill, Glasgow.

After having drinks in the flat on Saturday 11 April 2015, Karen and her friends left and went to Sanctuary nightclub in Dumbarton Road, Partick, arriving at 11.45pm.  Continue reading

Irish News Review Terms And Conditions

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Irish News Review Terms And Conditions

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Irish News Review (Updated December 3rd 2014)

Irish News Review ( are currently looking to expand further into the media market.

The website has existed since January 2011 during which time we have maintained a consistent level of hits aswel as engaging with our audience via the various social networking platforms. We have also had numerous articles featured in national newspapers during this period.

We are now looking to recruit a large number of writers for various positions. Unfortunately such positions are unpaid however we do provide great experience for our writers. Some of our writers have gone on to obtain permanent positions with various national media outlets including The Irish Daily Star and The Sunday World.

Applicants must possess a high standard of writing and be capable of producing their own material. Writing experience is not essential but is beneficial. Applicants must also possess a high level of self motivation.

We are looking for reporters, columnists and reviewers in the following areas:



Current Affairs (*Fluent Irish speaker among those required)







Irish Boxing

Irish News Reporters





World News reporters

 If you are interested in any of the above roles please express your interest by emailing your CV to


Irish News Review was set up by freelance journalist Glenn Dowd on January 4th 2011 to provide an alternative look at Irish lifestyle.

Since our inception our writers have gone on to forge careers with notable Irish media institutions such as The Irish Daily Star and The Sunday World while some of our writers also have work regularly feature in other national titles.

If you have any queries or would like to submit a story for publication you can do so by emailing .

If you would like to learn more about how you can join the Irish News Review team, please visit the vacancies section of our website.

By using Irish News Review you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Editorial Team

Editor: Glenn Dowd

Glenn is a Dublin based freelance journalist who has had work published in numerous national titles including The Evening Herald, The Irish Daily Mirror, The Irish Daily Star, The Irish Sun and The Sunday World.

He was the Deputy Editor of the award winning BCFE Bulletin in 2010/2011, a student publication attached to Ballyfermot College of Further Education.

The newspaper won the award for best small publication of the year at the student media awards. Glenn was also shortlisted for Journalist of the Year at the event.

Glenn has also worked for Christmas FM, Lucan Gazette, Spashion magazine and Sports News Ireland amongst others.

Follow Glenn on Twitter @irishnewsreview.

Deputy Editor: Niall Hetherington

Niall is a Kildare based freelance journalist writing for Irish News Review since 2012. Having hosted his own various blogs, sites and message boards since 2004, Niall has been a resident rugby correspondent on Irish News Review during his tenure, branching out more recently into the fields of music, gaming and television.

Niall was the recipient of a commendation at the 2002 Cecil Day Lewis Awards in the post primary poetry category, and graduated from NUI Maynooth with a BA in English and Philosophy. Since graduating he has resided in the fields of journalism and publicity.

More recently he was published in 2010’s “Land of Hope and Dreams : Celebrating 25 Years of Springsteen in Ireland”.

Follow Niall on Twitter @niallon

Deputy Editor: Kate Bellamy

Kate Bellamy is a freelance features writer covering all things pop-culture with a focus on womanly, wordsy topics and lots of TV. She started her career at a glossy magazine and has since contributed to a range of titles including, Huffington Post and London Metro. Last year Kate (2013) was one of the final ten in Vogue’s young writers talent contest and she has an eccentric taste in jumpers.

Follow Kate on Twitter @_katemate