Conor O’Clery

Journalist & Author

Conor O’Clery wrote for The Irish Times for over 30 years. He was news-editor and resident correspondent in Belfast, London, Moscow, Washington, Beijing and New York. He has written for The New Republic in Moscow and has contributed to Newsweek International. He is a frequent commentator on the BBC and CNN. Conor has won several awards for his work in journalism, including Journalist of the Year on two occasions: in 1987, for his reporting of the Soviet Union and, in 2002, for reporting the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York. He has written a number of books including The Billionaire Who Wasn’t: How Chuck Feeney Secretly Made and Gave Away a Fortune, Moscow, December 25, 1991: The Last Day of The Soviet Union and most recently The Shoemaker and His Daughter (2018).