Independent University of Dublin Senator Shane Ross has spent his political and journalistic career as a voice for individuals and minorities.
He has constantly challenged the excesses of the Irish establishment including big business, the banks, political parties, and other vested interests.
Some of his more recent campaigns include:
Shane Ross was educated at St Stephen’s School Dublin, Rugby School, Trinity College Dublin, and the University of Geneva. At Trinity he studied History and Politics, and edited Miscellany magazine. He is a Vice-President of the Hist, the debating society formed by Edmund Burke in 1770.
Today, Shane is the Business Editor of the Sunday Independent, Ireland’s biggest selling broadsheet. A qualified stockbroker, he was executive chairman of Dillon and Waldron stockbrokers, and Irish Times stock exchange correspondent for 8 years. He is director or chairman of several investment and hedge funds including the Barings New Russia and SVM Global funds, and former chairman of the Kleinwort European Privatisation Trust.