Ronan O'Connell

Australia

Ronan O'Connell

Ronan O'Connell has been a journalist for 17 years and is based between Australia, Thailand and Ireland, reporting on travel and current affairs for the likes of CNN, BBC, WIRED, Forbes, The Guardian and The Telegraph. He has been freelancing for eight years and prior to that spent nine years reporting for daily newspapers in Australia.

Latest from Ronan O'Connell

Indigenous and Asian slaves were the lifeblood of Western Australia’s early pearl industry

Indentured workers, plucked from Indigenous communities and, later, Asia, risked their lives to enrich their white masters in the pearl fishing industry of Broome, Western Australia.

Indentured workers, plucked from Indigenous communities and, later, Asia, risked their lives to enrich their white masters in the pearl fishing industry of Broome, Western Australia.

Indigenous and Asian slaves were the lifeblood of Western Australia’s early pearl industry
18 Jan 2021 - 7:40AM
What to see in Biden country, from Pennsylvania to Ireland’s County Mayo

The US president-elect’s familial ties to Mayo, one of Ireland’s most trad­itional and untamed counties, run deep, while in his home state of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia played a pivotal role in his election, as it does in modern American history.

The US president-elect’s familial ties to Mayo, one of Ireland’s most trad­itional and untamed counties, run deep, while in his home state of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia played a pivotal role in his election, as it does in modern American history.

What to see in  Biden country, from Pennsylvania to Ireland’s County Mayo
27 Nov 2020 - 7:40PM
Sukhothai: could Thailand’s answer to Angkor Wat be the nation’s most overlooked attraction?

The ancient capital has been given Unesco Creative City status for its crafts and folk art and their enduring impact on Thai aesthetics.

The ancient capital has been given Unesco Creative City status for its crafts and folk art and their enduring impact on Thai aesthetics.

Sukhothai: could Thailand’s answer to Angkor Wat be the nation’s most overlooked attraction?
27 Nov 2020 - 1:27AM
Zhang Ziyi Chinese reality show to make Shoalwater Islands Marine Park in Western Australia a star

The real stars of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, however, are its little penguins and Australian sea lions.

The real stars of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, however, are its little penguins and Australian sea lions.

Zhang Ziyi Chinese reality show to make Shoalwater Islands Marine Park in Western Australia a star
25 Apr 2019 - 10:45AM
How Ho Chi Minh City architects are reshaping the city, in the spirit of Zaha Hadid

Visionary designers reimagine the chaotic Vietnamese metropolis with beauty, sustainability and liveability in mind

Visionary designers reimagine the chaotic Vietnamese metropolis with beauty, sustainability and liveability in mind

How Ho Chi Minh City architects are reshaping the city, in the spirit of Zaha Hadid
22 Mar 2018 - 11:53AM
Motorbike heaven: Sri Lanka’s laid-back and friendly southern coast

Stunning scenery and welcoming, laid-back locals make it difficult to keep your eyes on the road along Sri Lanka’s southern coastline

Stunning scenery and welcoming, laid-back locals make it difficult to keep your eyes on the road along Sri Lanka’s southern coastline

Motorbike heaven: Sri Lanka’s laid-back and friendly southern coast
21 Sep 2015 - 9:59AM