ITTN Editorial Team

Ireland’s Travel Trade Network (ITTN) has been providing Ireland’s travel industry, North and South, with independent and insightful, professional reporting for over 55 years. 

Sharon Jordan
Managing Director ITTN Group

Having acquired Irish Travel Trade Network in 2020, it is Sharon’s specific goal to provide accurate and leading news content to the Travel Consumer and Trade. Having worked for many leading Irish and Global Travel Operators, Sharon’s main passion and drive is to support a strong, credible and professional travel industry.

Geoff Percival 
Editor-in-Chief

Geoff has worked in journalism for more than 25 years. He joins from The Irish Examiner, having worked there for the past 16 years as a senior business reporter. He has also contributed to, and written for, the likes of Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune, amongst others titles.

Shane Cullen 
Managing Content Editor & Producer

Shane Cullen has been managing director of a media production studio for nearly 20 years working on projects for a global clientele. He has worked in the travel industry for over a decade and as a travel journalist since 2015. He is passionate about travel, film & photography. He also has a keen interest in emerging technology

Emer Roche 
News Editor

As a freelance writer and editor, Emer has over 10 years experience working for Irish magazines, supplements, websites and creative agencies. She’s written features for U Magazine, Image Magazine and theheyday.ie, across a range of subjects such as women’s interest, travel, culture, news and interviews. She also have a portfolio of commercial writing for creative agencies, such as RTE.ie and Originate Creative. Emer is a Dublin native with part of her heart in Ardmore, County Waterford. She lives in Dublin with her husband, two kids, dog and cat.

Jack Goddard                                                                                    
Travel Reporter

Jack joins the team after working in many different disciplines across his career. Having worked in a solicitor’s office, the bar trade, and the travel industry. Jack brings a young and fresh dynamic to our editorial team.

Deirdre Sweeny 
Industry Expert, Sunway Holidays 

Deirdre Sweeny has worked in the travel industry since finishing school. Her knowledge of the industry speaks for itself having worked in all areas of the business. She joined Sunway Holidays almost 15 years ago and continues in the position of General Manager of Sunway Cruise and Niche Products. Deirdre will be working on a new ITTN series called ‘On the Move with D’

Ed Finn 
Broadcaster

Ed Finn is an Irish TV personality. He features on RTE as their travel expert. He has a regular travel slot on Sunshine FM – one of Ireland’s most popular national radio stations. He has a successful TV show on Virgin media, filming its second series. Earlier this year, he was nominated in the “Broadcast Programme of the Year” category in the TravMedia Awards!

Fionn Davenport
Executive Editor, ITTN Group

Fionn is one of Ireland’s most experienced travel journalists and writers. He has also been a travel editor in Ireland and the US, a presenter on national radio and a travel consultant to a range of tourism entities and DMOs in both Ireland and the UK. He brings to the role of editor over 25 years’ experience in all aspects of travel.