Director, Energy Action Ltd
Frank McDonald was the former Environment Editor of The Irish Times. He is an author of several books, including The Destruction of Dublin (1985), saving the city (1989) and The Construction of Dublin (2000) and joint author of Chaos at the Crossroads (2005) and The Builders (2008). A regular contributor to radio and television programmes, he won the Outstanding Work in Irish Journalism award in 1979, the Lord Mayor’s Millennium Medal (1988), Chartered Institute of Transport Journalist of the Year (1998), two ESB National Media Awards (1999 and 2003), a Lord Mayor’s Award (2003), Honorary DPhil, Dublin Institute of Technology (2006) and honorary membership of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (2010). He was also a Press Fellow at Wolfsan College, Cambridge, in 2008.