DUBLIN — Publisher No.1 Media Group announces, effective immediately that, Miceál O’Hurley has been appointed Diplomatic Editor of their news site publication, Diplomat Ireland and Diplomat Northern Ireland. Miceál O’Hurley (56) has a long history in broadcast and published journalism. He is a member of the Foreign Press Association and the Overseas Press Club of America. Miceál served as a Legislative Assistant and later Counsel in the United States Congress prior to beginning his career in journalism covering Desert Storm in 1990. Over the years he has served as a Defense and Security Analyst for CTVNews – Canada’s top ranked news station as well as being a contributor to various syndicated radio and print media outlets. Miceál won accolades for his coverage of the September 11th attacks in New York and for his reporting on the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Miceál has served as a credentialed journalist at the United Nations, New York. For the past three years, Miceál has been a frequent contributor to Diplomat Ireland (www.diplomat.ie). He is an award-winning author, frequent presenter and lecturer. Miceál is married and lives with his wife, Oksana Shadrina and children Bláithnaid and Lorcán in Cork.
“Miceál brings experience, insight and depth to Diplomat Ireland. Already, his series of articles on Diplomacy in the Age of a Pandemic has well served both the diplomatic corps and the public in Ireland. He understands foreign policy and I look forward to his continued commitment to elevating the work of Ireland’s diplomatic corps including topical and in-depth interviews that Diplomat Ireland will be rolling-out over the next several months as well as our development of Diplomat Northern Ireland as a specialist model for the region that is part of the diplomatic service of the United Kingdom” said Michael Mulcahy, Publisher of No.1 Media Group’s Diplomat Ireland and Diplomat Northern Ireland.
Diplomat Ireland Diplomat is the Island of Ireland’s Diplomatic and Consular news site and linked to diplomat.ie and diplomatni.co.uk which is the official Diplomatic news site incorporating Diplomat Ireland and Diplomat Northern Ireland. Diplomat is a foreign affairs news site for the Diplomatic, Consular, Political and Business community on the Island of Ireland and those globally with an interest in the Island Ireland. Diplomat is a mix of quality editorial, political commentary on local and world affairs and interviews with Ambassadors, Diplomats, Consular and business leaders. Diplomat was established in 2010 by John X Miller, Honorary Consul of Hungary (Emeritus) who is Chairman and Michael Mulcahy, Honorary Consul of Poland (Emeritus) and is owned today by No.1 Media Group of which Michael Mulcahy is Chairman and owner. Both Honorary Consuls saw through their respective diplomatic and consular work with their countries and their engagement with all other countries that had a diplomatic presence in Ireland, that the need for a diplomatic voice in media was important and necessary. As a result Diplomat magazine and diplomat.ie as its website was created and @DiplomatIreland on Twitter and @DiplomatIreland on Facebook are now the most followed diplomatic social media accounts in Ireland. In recent times and in consultation with Jerome Mullen, Honorary Consul of Poland in Northern Ireland, Diplomat Northern Ireland was created with diplomatni.co.uk added.