Margaret E Ward

Margaret E Ward

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Margaret E Ward is an entrepreneur, financial journalist and broadcaster. In 2005, she set up Clear Ink, now a global brand communications agency.  Clear Ink’s client list includes Accenture, Danske Bank, the European Central Bank, Kellogg’s, GE Money, Twitter, KPMG, Oracle and many other blue-chip companies.

Over 25 years as a print journalist, she mainly worked for The Irish Times as a business and personal finance columnist and investigative reporter, and as The Sunday Times’ first Money editor in Ireland. She was awarded the Law Society of Ireland’s Justice Media Award for social and campaigning journalism for an 18-month investigative report and a Science and Technology Journalism award, both while working for The Irish Times. Mags has been a business presenter on Newstalk and is a regular contributor to RTÉ, TV3, BBC and National Public Radio (USA). In 2014, she was nominated to the RTÉ Board by the Oireachtas committee on communications.  She also sits on the board of European Movement Ireland.

Mags is also a popular MC and host at events in Ireland and abroad (see She is founder of Women on Air, a writing skills trainer, a voiceover artist, a financial journalism lecturer, and the author of three books and thousands of articles.

Along with her passion for business and clear communication, Mags also loves wild swimming, surfing, travel, dark chocolate and skiing. She’s trying to take up Nordic skating. However, her daughter, son and husband are very embarrassed by Mags’ latest adrenalin sport and refuse to be seen with her on Dollymount strand.

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