Deirdre Veldon is Deputy Editor of The Irish Times. Prior to this, she worked as Managing Editor, Development and Operations. Since joining The Irish Times in 1996 she has held roles including that of editor of irishtimes.com, duty editor and editor of the health supplement. As Deputy Editor, she also joins the Board of The Irish Times DAC. A native of Co Galway, she is a graduate of NUIG and DCU.