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Paul Gosling facePaul Gosling is a journalist, author, researcher, public speaker, lecturer, copywriter and broadcaster. He specialises in the economy, accountancy, the co-operative sector, public services and personal finances.

A freelance journalist for 27 years, Paul has written for most quality UK and Irish national newspapers.  He contributed the weekly Questions of Cash column for The Independent’s personal finance section for more than a decade and was published in The Independent titles for virtually every week for 26 years.   Paul’s work has also appeared in the Financial TimesThe Times, the Irish Times, the Sunday Times, the Mail on Sunday, the Express, the Daily Telegraph, Ireland’s Sunday Business Post, the Irish Independent and in more than a hundred magazines.

Paul has worked with several universities to produce research publications, to copy edit academic blogs and as an occasional lecturer.

Paul’s books include Abuse of Trust, written jointly with BBC Parliamentary reporter Mark D’Arcy, which describes the notorious case of child abuser Frank Beck.  The book has just been republished by Canbury Press, including a new chapter on the related allegations against Greville Janner.  Paul has written several other books and booklets on various subjects, including the use of information technologies and public policy development.

A frequent commentator on the economy and politics for BBC Radio Ulster and Radio Foyle, Paul has also appeared on BBC1, BBC2, Radio 4, Radio 5, UTV, RTE, in several television documentaries and on Russian and German radio.


What others say about Abuse of Trust:

“A chilling reminder of how charismatic abusers were able to operate for so long in the system despite countless warning signs.”  Christian Wolmar, author.

“An in-depth analysis of one case among many, involving members of the ‘establishment’, where child victims of sexual crime, adult supervisors and professionals supporting them have been silenced and denied justice.”  Dr Liz Davies, London Metropolitan University.



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Recent Articles

I regularly write for a number of local, national and trade publications.


Children need to be listened to


The abuse of children is one of the most awful cruelties imaginable.  Yet it is commonplace.  An astonishing 50,000 children have been identified as having been sexually abused in England.. read more

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir profile


Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, Northern Ireland’s new finance minister, is tall, thin, charming and seemingly addicted to social media (Twitter, especially).  Ó Muilleoir also gives the impression of being his own.. read more

Brexit tumult


Few events other than war have had such profound and far reaching consequences as the UK’s Brexit vote.  The British prime minister has been replaced, the value of the pound.. read more