A former news correspondent with The Sunday Times, Dearbhail has won a series of awards for her legal affairs coverage.
Dearbhail is also a former Young Irish Medical Journalist of the Year.
She is a member of the Law Council of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, and holds an LL.B (Law) from Trinity College Dublin as well as a Masters Degree in Journalism from Dublin City University.
Dearbhail is a board member of Media Forum, a non-profit organisation working to advance the cause of Media Literacy Education in Ireland.
She is also a national judge for the European Young Journalist of the Year and the European Commission’s For Diversity. Against Discrimination awards.
Dearbhail is currently working with Manresa, the Jesuit Spirituality Centre in Dublin, on an alternative leadership programme for young and emerging leaders.