Ruadhán Mac Cormaic

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Ruadhán Mac Cormaic is Foreign Affairs Correspondent of The Irish Times. He was previously Legal Affairs Correspondent, Paris Correspondent and Migration Correspondent. His first book, The Supreme Court, was published by Penguin Ireland in 2016. Since 2006, he has reported from more than 35 countries for The Irish Times and worked regularly on the broad theme of international affairs and development. While Paris Correspondent (2009-2013), he covered the Tunisian revolution, the Sarkozy presidency and a variety of topics in north and west Africa. He has covered two wars in Gaza and travelled widely in Africa, Latin America and eastern Europe. Most recently, he covered the latter stages of the 2016 US presidential election.

My Sessions

24. Iran, America and Upheaval in the Muslim World

St. Patrick's Church

What is going to happen now that the US has in effect declared war on Iran? How will the Muslim world react? With the hopes of an Arab Spring destroyed, what comes next? With central Europe turning virulently anti-Islamic, can we live together or will there be a clash of civilisations? Join former Tehran correspondent […]


5. Four Megatrends that Will Change the World Sold Out

Secret Garden

10 years ago Facebook barely existed, the iPhone had just been launched, Russia was in the G8, Donald Trump was a failing reality TV host and AngloIrish bank was voted the best bank in Europe. How things change! We identify the mega trends that will change our world from economics to populism, technology, migration and […]