Charlie Bird is one of Ireland’s most well-known journalists and has had a long and distinguished career in Irish public service broadcasting. He spent over thirty-eight years working in RTÉ and held a number of positions including Chief News Reporter, Chief News Correspondent and Washington Correspondent. In November 2004 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws by University College Dublin for outstanding services to Irish journalism. In April 2015 he chaired the launch of the ‘Yes Equality’ marriage referendum campaign.
In preparing this book Charlie Bird worked with Kevin Rafter, Professor at Dublin City University. Kevin is the author of histories of Fine Gael, Democratic Left and Sinn Féin as well as over fifty research articles and chapters on subjects related to media and politics in Ireland. A former political journalist with the Irish Times, Sunday Times and Sunday Tribune he also presented the This Week programme on RTÉ Radio One. He previously worked with Charlie Bird and former minister Desmond O’Malley in writing their best-selling memoirs.
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