About

For twenty years, Tom Mooney was editor of The Wexford Echo Group of Newspapers in Ireland, for which he was chief reviewer of new jazz recordings and novels. He is also a regular reviewer of books with The Irish Examiner. He is the author of All The Bishops’ Men (published by The Collins Press in 2012) and two volumes of poetry: With This or Upon This (2007) and Dust Motes Dancing in the Sunbeams (2014), and he also contributed to the anthology, Red Lamp, Black Piano (2013). He has conducted public interviews with writers – Colm Toibin, Billy Roche, Peter Murphy, Marita Conlon McKenna – on behalf of Wexford Arts Centre and Wexford Co. Library Service.

He is a past winner of Amnesty International and The Law Society of Ireland awards for investigative journalism. He received a Mary Raftery Journalism Bursary in 2013 and his subsequent series of articles about Direct Provision in Ireland received a Certificate of Merit from The Law Society of Ireland in 2014. He was also the guest contributor to the official Wexford Festival Opera programmes for 2013 and 2014. A recipient of a second Mary Raftery Journalism Bursary in 2016, he was a speaker at the Kennedy Summer School in 2016. For an investigation into the role of the coroner’s court, Tom won the 2017 Justice Media Award for the regional press in Ireland.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Tom Mooney’s contribution to the arts stretches far beyond his Wexford base, yet this often sleepy town is more often woken up and invigorated thanks to his unyielding energy and commitment to the arts. Despite extensive travels and no doubt a busy schedule as an author, newspaper editor, public speaker, poet, journalist, curator and more, he manages to find time to provide much needed exposure and support to so many individual artists, artist’s groups and creative projects in Wexford. As an active defender of human rights and patron of the arts, he is a constant giver to that paramount cause of freedom of expression.

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