Eamon Dillon is an investigative journalist and assistant editor with Ireland’s most popular newspaper the Sunday World. With over 20 years experience he has carried out numerous news investigations.
He was the first Irish journalist to publish evidence of sex-trafficking operations in Ireland and has written several exposes on Ireland’s illegal vice trade and the criminals behind it. His latest book Gypsy Empire went on sale in September, 2013. In November 2006 his first book The Outsiders—Exposing the Secretive World of Irish Travellers became a national bestseller. This was followed in 2008 by The Fraudsters—How Con-Artists Steal Your Money.
He has been a guest speaker at the Toronto Police Corporate Fraud Squad’s annual conference and previously invited to speak on the topic of fraud and social engineering to Google’s Dublin staff. He was also the 2009 winner of the Ruhama in Journalism Award for his work highlighting how foreign women are trafficked to Ireland to work as prostitutes and how those controlling the trade have tried to enter the mainstream debate. He has also written several stories over the last decade on the prison system and the criminal gangs behind bars.
TV and Radio
Eamon Dillon is a regular contributor to current affairs TV and radio programmes on Ireland’s national broadcast media. These have included appearances on the national broadcaster’s flagship current affairs show Prime Time to discuss the illegal vice trade in Ireland and also the sometimes controversial topic of criminality within the Irish Traveller community.
He has appeared on Today FM, Newstalk, RTÉ Radio, BBC Radio 5, ITN and leading regional broadcasters including Highland Radio to discuss topics ranging from gangland crime, fraud, con-artists, the illegal sex-trade and controversies surrounding Irish Travellers.