BYLINE: Simon Carswell

BYLINE is back! This month, we’re chatting to The Irish Times’ Public Affairs Editor, Simon Carswell. Carswell is known in the industry for his breadth of expertise, his fastidiousness, and his capacity to take on any beat. His background in financial journalism – when he worked at both the Business Post and then the Irish Times – switched gears to American politics when he became the Washington Correspondent of the Irish Times during Obama’s second term. In this episode, we’re talking about what it took to cover a pandemic, his time in Cuba with Obama, covering the Irish banking crisis and loads more.

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