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Peter McDermott

Peter McDermott has contributed over the years to a wide variety of newspapers, magazines and periodicals, some of which still exist. He began writing for New York-based papers in the mid-1990s, and joined the Irish Echo’s full-time editorial staff in 2004. He was born and raised in Dublin and is a graduate of UCD. 

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