Ciar Byrne

Hi, I'm Ciar, a freelance journalist and writer 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