Gráinne Ní Aodha

Editorial Assistant & Freelance Writer

Location icon Ireland

Editorial assistant for various websites and publications, which involves writing, image sourcing and editing/proofing.
In my other life, I'm a freelance journalist with vast experience on topics such as business, international news, and analysis pieces for national media.

Portfolio
The Irish Times
05/05/2016
Huge failure rate of products shows it is vital to have right kind of research

Getting marketing right is crucial for any company. Pursuing or applying innovation without the right information or, worse, in the wrong direction is next to useless both to business owners and their customers. Although the vast majority of Irish businesses conduct research into their market or product, the difference between the right kind of research and any figures at all can be momentous.

The Irish Times
05/11/2016
Actors' database fishpond.ie hooks big fish in an even bigger pond

Ali Coffey first joined a children's acting group because her mother wanted her children to be confident in their opinions, and to be able to speak up for themselves. But it came as quite a shock to both entrepreneurial parents when their daughter quit school at 15 years of age, to pursue her career as an actor.

The Irish Times
05/07/2016
Irish couple's Burmese food oil venture boosts local village

A honeymoon trip by John Jenkins and Katrina Crawford led to them setting up Bayin Oils, the first and, so far, only Irish company to import a food or drink product from Burma. Bayin sesame and peanut oils are produced in the small village of Myin Sine, in the midwest of Burma (also known as Myanmar).

Gráinne Ní Aodha
05/04/2015
Stateless People - The Homeless of the World

Published in Irish in The Irish Times, January 2015. For those of us who have been exercising our human rights since we were born, it's easy for us give out about all the things we do not have. We understand that we are entitled to specific things, and that our government is obliged to supply...

The Irish Times
05/05/2016
Future Proof: Daragh Murphy, founder of HairyBaby.com

Very few businesses begin in a garden shed with a pirate radio station DJ as managing director. Even fewer are named as curiously as HairyBaby.com. Despite its modest beginnings with a second-hand computer and single-colour printer, the Cork-based internet T-shirt retailer now employs five people, with this number tripling during the months of November and December.

The Irish Times
05/05/2016
Laser-eye clinic with an eye for business

For many of us, choosing the career we want to follow is a painstaking sequence of trial and error, leading us eventually to a job in which we thrive. For Dr Arthur Cummings, it was a case of a friend's recommendation that set him on his career path in ophthalmology.

Gráinne Ní Aodha
04/27/2015
THE GREAT WALL - An Interview with Tadhg O'Sullivan

We see a foreign harbour at dusk; the mauve sea and sky drift by as the camera slides across the landscape slowly; reminding us of the thousands of migrants who flee daily and desperately rush to a safer shore. So begins THE GREAT WALL, a film from the director and editor Tadhg O'Sullivan.

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