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The tech sector in Ireland is booming. From Internet of Things start-ups to multinational innovations, there has never been a more exciting time to be part of the tech community in Ireland.

It is, by its nature, a rapidly changing industry with some mind-boggling concepts, and sometimes it can be hard to keep up. Luckily, Irish tech journalism has never been stronger.

So, if you can’t tell your blockchain from your Bitcoin, we’ve compiled a (non-exhaustive) list of the tech journalists you should be following for all the latest inside scoops, industry news and world-changing tech breakthroughs.

 

Adrian Weckler

As tech editor of the Irish and Sunday Independent and host of the Big Tech Show, there’s not much Adrian doesn’t know about the global and national technology landscape. His Twitter feed offers a wry, uncompromised take on everything from honest smartphone reviews to live updates on Eir’s plans for Irish broadband.

Emmet Ryan

As a business and technology journalist as well as the beer and betting columnist, Emmet Ryan has carved out a singular voice both in his published work in the Sunday Business Post, and online. Editor of the Sunday Business Post’s monthly Connected magazine (required reading), he also hosts the accompanying podcast.

Karlin Lillington

Originally from Canada, Dr Karlin Lillington is a writer and columnist for the Irish Times, having previously contributed to The Guardian, New Scientist, Wired.com and Salon.com, among others.

With a PhD from Trinity College, she applies an academic and thoughtful approach to the real world social, political and cultural implications of information and communications technology.

Simon Cocking

As senior editor of Irish Tech News and editor-in-chief at CryptoCoin.News, follow Simon if you want to understand the finer points of all things cryptocurrency, blockchain and big data. He also contributes to, among others, the Sunday Business Post, Irish Times, Southern Star, IBM and G+D.

Jonathan Keane

Having previously worked at Tech.eu, Jonathan reports on tech for Fora.ie. With strong insights into the start-up culture in Ireland, Jonathan shares invaluable knowledge on the challenges of funding and resourcing for scaling companies.

Will Goodbody

As RTÉ’s Science and Technology correspondent for the last 5 years, Will Goodbody’s role is to make relatively complex topics relevant and accessible to the wider public. Will has his finger on the pulse of the developments in the wider tech and science sectors that will directly impact the country.

Jess Kelly

Since taking on the position of tech correspondent at Newstalk in 2016, Jess Kelly has been covering all things tech, both on air across the stations’ programmes and on the Newstalk website. She is also a regular contributor to publications such as The Sunday Business Post, Independent.ie and Tatler.

Her Tech Talk podcast covers everything from bio-hacking to how tech is impacting our health service. If you want to hear more on how the latest technological breakthroughs will impact your day-to-day life, you need to be following Jess.

John Kennedy

John Kennedy has been editor of Silicon Republic since 2002. A lot has changed in the tech sphere since then, but John has led Silicon Republic to seven wins of ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards.

From insights into how a no-deal Brexit could impact Irish business to profiling start-ups across the globe, his Twitter feed consistently and concisely gives global context to Irish issues.   For more information on building your profile in the tech sector, contact info@springboardpr.ie  COMPILED BY: CIARA FLAHERTY, CORPORATE CLIENT MANAGER 

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