Patrick Kelleher is a freelance media professional working in journalism, public relations and content creation.
His career began at Independent News and Media (INM) in 2016, where he originally joined the newsroom as an intern. He was soon a regular fixture, and learned the inner workings of print media in Ireland’s biggest national newspaper. During his time there, he broke two front page stories in the Irish Independent and the Evening Herald.
After six months, he went freelance, and since then has worked in journalism, content creation and public relations for a number of organisations. He is a regular freelance news reporter with UK LGBT+ website, PinkNews, and also regularly writes features for The Irish Times. He also recently spent eight months working with charity Alzheimer’s Research UK, where he worked in public relations. He dealt with people and their families who were directly impacted by dementia, and worked to raise awareness by helping people tell their stories to the UK’s national media.
He also holds a Master’s degree in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama from UCD, as well as a BA in English Literature and History. While studying at UCD, he served as both Arts and Literature Editor and Deputy Editor of the University Observer, one of Ireland’s best-known student newspapers. The title was awarded the coveted Newspaper of the Year award at the National Student Media Awards the year he was Deputy Editor.
He is particularly interested in bringing people’s personal stories to the national media in areas across health, wellbeing, education, arts and culture, lifestyle, social affairs and housing. Patrick has a strong track record of placing hard-hitting features in national newspapers, with most of the features he writes being published in The Irish Times. He is also particularly interested in LGBTQ+ issues.
He has written for the Irish Independent, the Sunday Independent, the Evening Herald, The Irish Times, the Irish Examiner, TheJournal.ie, PinkNews and Hot Press magazine.
If you would like to work with Patrick, or think you have a story he might be interested in, drop him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or get in touch using the contact form on this website.