A well-known and popular political pundit from Clonmel has been appointed as the new deputy editor of the Sunday Business Post.
40 year-old Pat Leahy graduated from Rockwell College in 1990. He holds a degree in law from University College Dublin and was a Reuters fellow at Oxford University.
He joined The Sunday Business Post in 1999 and has worked on the paper’s political staff since 2002.
His first book, Showtime: the Inside Story of Fianna Fail in Power, was published by Penguin in 2009 and became a best seller. In 2011 he made a two-part television documentary on the fall of the Fianna Fail-Greens coalition, Crisis: Inside the Cowen Government, which was broadcast by RTE One.
He will retain his responsibilities as political editor for the Sunday Business Post. When Pat was in UCD he founded the weekly newspaper, The University Observer with comedian Dara O’Briain.
A member of the famous Leahy family from Tubberadora near Boherlahan his father, renowned historian and writer, Seamus Leahy taught in Rockwell College in Cashel from the early 1960s until his retirement in 2000.
Seamus and his wife Kay live in Cherrymount, Clonmel.