Sean Whelan

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Sean Whelan
Nationality Irish
Education University College Dublin,
National Institute for Higher Education
Occupation Journalist
Notable credit(s) RTÉ News and Current Affairs

Sean Whelan is an Irish journalist. He is a former Europe Editor for RTÉ News and Current Affairs. He is currently Economics Correspondent with RTÉ.[1]

He graduated from University College Dublin with a degree in History and Politics.[2] He then obtained a postgraduate in journalism from the National Institute for Higher Education.[3]

Whelan joined RTÉ in 1991 at the same time as Mark Little, Rachael English and Paul Reynolds.[4] He worked in a number of areas, such as the Foreign Desk.[5] He has reported from wars in Bosnia and Kosovo and on the return of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China.[2]

He became based in Brussels from 1999.[5] In 2001 he became Europe Correspondent,[6] and was appointed Europe Editor in 2003.[5] After the resignation of George Lee as Economics Editor to begin a career in politics, Whelan became Economics Correspondent.[1]


  1. ^ a b Doyle, Kevin (21 October 2009). "Whelan to fill Lee's shoes in RTÉ rejig". Evening Herald. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Sean Whelan New RTÉ Economics Correspondent". IFTN. 22 October 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Covering Brussels – the Europe correspondent’s tale". Dublin City University. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 10 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "RTÉ Guide: Rachael English Interview". RTÉ Guide. 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  5. ^ a b c "Sean Whelan appointed RTÉ Economics Correspondent". Inside October 21, 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  6. ^ "RTÉ announce appointments". The Irish Times. 8 August 2001. Retrieved 10 December 2009. 

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