About Us

What is TBR?

Trinity Business Review (TBR) is Ireland’s go to business publication for university students. Founded in 2018 by students from Trinity College Dublin, we aim to provide our readers with a unique insight into the business world and to maintain this as the leading student run business publication in Europe.

This publication will be a direct link from the private sector to university students to communicate about potential careers and internships that are available and to give an insight to what a future career might look like.Trinity Business Review is an edition-based publication that aims to be the launchpad for current students in their careers prospects. We will provide you with up-to-date business news both at home and abroad.

It is a multi-disciplinary publication. We want to engage students studying courses other than business. In today’s ever-changing environment we recognise that students may go on to work in the business world even though their undergraduate degree may suggest otherwise.

Meet the Founding Team


James O’Connor (Former Editor/Co-Founder)

​A 22-year-old Cork native, James is a Business and Political Science student in Trinity College Dublin. He is a co-founder of Trinity Business Review (TBR). James has a deep affinity for current affairs and politics. James has worked in Leinster House since 2016 with several members of Dáil Eireann. James developed his interest in current affairs and politics when he successfully led a campaign to reform public transport in Ireland for young people. He enjoys public speaking, playing the violin, rugby and GAA. Having recognised the need for a dedicated student business publication in Ireland, James set about building a nationwide team to create TBR.


Kevin Boland (Deputy Editor/Co-Founder)

Kevin is a Business and Economic student in Trinity College Dublin. He is the current Director of the European Youth Parliament in Ireland,  which is a youth run organisation part of a network of 40 countries across Europe that promotes European values and ideas. Kevin frequently travels throughout the continent for work and has great experience in coordinating events and projects. Kevin is very interested in pursuing a career in financial services and has interned with PwC.


Conor Kelly (Editor in Chief/Co-Founder)

Conor Kelly is a Business and Economics student in Trinity College Dublin. He is co-founder and Content Director for Trinity Business Review. Conor is heavily involved in the commerce organisations within Trinity including overseeing an long term equity portfolio and managing public relations for Europe’s largest student entrepreneurial society. Outside of university, Conor manages an education services company and organises a series of events in the music industry.


Con Bartels (Director of Marketing/Co-Founder) 

Con is a 3rd year Business student with strong links to society life within Trinity. Through his work as JCR Vice President and Treasurer last year he obtained sponsorship with companies such as Dominos, Red Bull and Fintech start up Lydia. Con also oversaw a large budget to run both social and academic events throughout the year for the first year students of Trinity Hall. As a committee member of Dublin University Business and Economics society he worked extensively to organize BESS Ball, Trinity’s oldest Black -tie Ball. Con was also involved in organizing notable guest speakers for DUBES academic events as well as developing their current partnership with Deloitte. He plans to continue his work with DUBES as their newly elected Treasurer for the coming year. Con has a growing passion for event management and marketing.


Sinead McAleer (Chief Technical Officer/Co-Founder)

Sinead McAleer is a 3rd year Computer Science & Business Student. Sinead has a passion for entrepreneurship, start-ups and technology. She is the current Vice-President of Trinity Entrepreneurial Society, Trinity’s largest business society, and is the former Technical Officer for the Junior Common Room, Trinity Hall. The start-up that Sinead co-founded, BOP, has placed on the National Start-Up Awards Shortlist and has been a finalist in many national competitions, such as McKinsey & Company Venture Academy, Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow and PwC The Pitch. Sinead is a former PwC intern and co-organised Trinity’s first-ever student-ran CoderDojo.