Paul Melia has been appointed Environment Correspondent with the Irish Independent.
A native of Galway, Paul was appointed a staff journalist with the paper in 2007 and previously worked for 'The Herald'.
He has received awards from the Road Safety Authority and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Ireland (CILT) for his coverage of transport and road safety issues, and was part of the team which won the National Newspapers in Ireland 'Newspapers in Education' award in 2012.
He holds a BA in English and Greek & Roman Civilisation from NUI Maynooth, and an MA in Journalism from NUI Galway.
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