Sarah Carey

Sarah Carey

Business and Tech Journalist, Broadcaster

Brilliant MC or Panel Host


Sarah Carey is a well known columnist and broadcaster. She’s written for major broadsheets from The Irish Times to The Daily Telegraph on everything from economics to politics, technology and media and is a highly experienced radio and television presenter. A thorough researcher of big subjects with an open mind, Sarah is highly regarded for her professionalism and warmth.

Whatever your subject – be it technology, energy, economics or the business of media and culture, Sarah will bring a lively intellectual curiosity to the proceedings, putting other guests at ease and making sure your audience will be entertained and engaged in your event.

An authoritative and charming chair, she can keep conversations moving along but make sure all key points are explored. Acutely sensitive to the moods of an audience she’ll make sure your event stays on track. Sarah is popular in academia, politics and business and of course, with general audiences who love her personal insights, and open manner.


Behavioural economics

Management and leadership

Business failure and success

Women’s health and careers, feminism and culture

National and international politics

Media, technology and futurism

Rural Ireland: religion, church and the state

Energy: old versus new



“We recently asked Sarah to curate a panel discussion involving senior policy makers and economic experts on banking and Ireland’s economic future prospects in front an audience that included a banks global board and international investors. Sarah oversaw and contributed to a hugely insightful, very entertaining and highly successful discussion. Sarah’s deep insight and knowledge combined with a lightness of touch make her one of the best communicators currently working in this sphere.” Feargal Purcell, Former Government Press Secretary

“The programme consisted one-to-one interviews, individual presentations, and three panel debates. Sarah excelled at managing all formats and many delegates remarked at her subject knowledge, ability to link speakers and concepts, and to put panellists at ease – all while time-keeping to perfection. From the point of view of those of us working on the event including briefing Sarah, she was a pleasure to work with: conscientious, good-humoured and a real team-player.”  Martina Byrne PRII


“We were very happy with Sarah’s contribution to the overall success of the Seminar. In advance she showed a real interest in the topics and called in to us to identify our ideas as to how the day itself and the discussions should be moderated. In terms of the Seminar itself Sarah was an engaging presenter and played a central role in sparking what were very interesting and lively panel discussions. We would be very happy to recommend Sarah for any similar event.” – Liam Kelly, Work Place Relations

“Sarah Carey spoke at a DPER conference on contemporary politics, society and economics and made a very strong impression.  Sarah is an articulate, witty and engaging speaker with an unrivalled mix of experience as a presenter, broadcaster and commentator.  We hope to have Sarah back for our 2018 conference both as a Chair and contributor.  We would highly recommend her for high profile and demanding speaking and chairing engagements.” – Robert Watt, Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Ireland

“Sarah was the hit of the First Startup Wake with her highly entertaining insights into life at a fast growing but doomed Tech Company. Having been interviewed by her many times I know she has great abilities to expound on and explain Tech issues in a way that brings them alive for any audience” – Paul Hayes, Beachhut PR and Flounders

“We had the pleasure of Sarah’s company at a recent large event to celebrate International Midwives week. Sarah chaired a national Student Midwife Debate where students and midwifery professionals from across the country participated. Despite the somewhat esoteric topic, Sarah’s ability to immediately set the scene and draw in the audience was evident, her style is very engaging and witty. She managed the event superbly, balancing the opportunities for each person to contribute, with the appropriate engagement from the audience. Her capacity to sum up the topic was impressive and the feedback from our guests included comments that Sarah’s chairing skills and warm personality enhanced the success of the event.” – Mary Brosnan, Director of Midwifery and Nursing, Adjunct Assoiciate Professor, University College Dublin 

“Sarah Carey interviewed me onstage at the WebSummit in 2014 and was very thoughtful and prepared. She figured out what was unique about the panel from WebSummit’s perspective. Worked with PR and Communication at Google to figure out the areas of my expertise and worked on a possible set of questions so that I was accordingly prepared […] She is an engaging interviewer and we all had a great time getting to know her.” – Dr. Anna Patterson, Vice President of Engineering, Google Inc., Founder and Managing Partner Gradient Ventures

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