Ciar Byrne

Hi, I'm Ciar, a freelance writer and journalist with more than 20 years experience of writing for national publications.

I am a freelance journalist specialising in media and the arts. Before going freelance, I spent five years at The Independent as Arts and Media Correspondent and Assistant News Editor. I have also worked as Press and Publishing Correspondent for and as a staff journalist for Private Eye Magazine. My work has appeared in The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Red, The British Journalism Review, The Lady, Gorkana, Press Gazette and InPublishing.

I can also be found blogging about gardening at

Recent articles

VR: staying ahead of the curve

I speak to Francesca Panetta, executive editor, Virtual Reality at The Guardian.

Hello! - friend to the stars

My interview with Hello! magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Rosie Nixon, and Business Director, Kevin Petley.

An American in London

I meet Betsy Fast, Hearst UK's Executive Director of Digital Editorial Strategy.

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Twitter: @ciarbyrne