Willie Kealy

Willie Kealy has been a newspaper man for the past fifty years, a period that encompasses the heady days of hot metal and record circulations and the present apparent decline of the print business at the expense of the internet and social media. Much of his time in the media was spent in one senior editorial role or another with the Sunday Independent in the INM group. Throughout all that time the Sunday Independent was the best selling and most commercially successful newspaper in Ireland – a position it maintains to this day, despite the downward trend in the industry. His main concerns today are the media’s future business prospects, and the continuing role of journalists and how they must adapt to change while never deviating from first principles.