Dublin, Ireland
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Derek Byrne

Media Professional & Academic


As a Media Professional and Academic living and working in Dublin I play an active role in the social narrative of modern Ireland.

I am a three times graduate of Trinity College Dublin having graduated in 2000 with an M.Phil in Ethnic and Racial Studies, in 2008 with an M.Sc in Drug and Alcohol Policy and in January 2020 with a Post-graduate Certificate in Creative Thinking, Innovation and Entreprenuership.

I completed my primary honours degree in Humanities at St. Patrick’s DCU in 2008 during which I won a scholarship to Oxford University to study the Victorian Novel and British Politics and Society.  

Today, I focus on my work in media and academia. I lecture in Addiction Studies at Maynooth University and guest lecture at TUD and TCD. I am a regular contributor to the Opinion page of the Irish Times where my provocative and sometimes controversial articles see me appear regularly on national radio and television. 

Journalism & Broadcasting

Accomplished media professional, social commentator and activist


Experienced Lecturer in Addiction Studies and Social Science

Seanad Eireann TCD 2020 Election

View my 2020 manifesto.


A selection of my published articles 

Articles on LGBT Issues by Derek Byrne

Articles on Drug and Alcohol Policies in Ireland

Features & News Articles

Derek’s Blog

At last! The first installment of my new blog – My life with George, a unique view of modern life expressed through imaginary conversations with my pedigree cat George. Updated every Tuesday!

If it’s not broken, don’t Brexit!

From the moment the result was announced, George and I agreed that Brexit would never happen and we have remained unanimous in that assessment ever since. The detail is usually[…]

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My Life With George

George first came into my life, or I should say, our lives on Good Friday 2009. My former partner Andrew and I collected him from Mrs. Little who lived in[…]

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