Eileen Dunne

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Eileen Dunne
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Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Education Bachelor of Arts
Alma mater University College Dublin
Occupation Journalist, broadcaster
Notable credit(s) RTÉ News and Current Affairs
RTÉ lyric fm
Spouse(s) Macdara Ó Fátharta

Eileen Dunne (born 22 June 1958) is an Irish newscaster and radio presenter, known as a television and radio newsreader with RTÉ. She is currently the sole anchor of RTÉ's flagship Nine O'Clock News and presents afternoon bulletins for RTÉ Radio 1.[1]

Dunne was born in Dublin. She studied Arts at University College Dublin before joining RTÉ in 1980 as a staff announcer.[1] She began presenting television news bulletins in 1984.[2][3]

In addition to her news work, Dunne also presents the religious affairs programme The God Slot for RTÉ Radio 1 on Friday nights, having previously presented Eileen Dunne's Classic Melodies for RTÉ lyric fm until 2010.[1] She was the International President of the Association of European Journalists (2010-2014).[4] [5]


  1. ^ a b c "Presenters: Eileen Dunne". RTÉ lyric fm. Archived from the original on 27 December 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Pat Kenny, Anne Doyle and Eileen Dunne (17 April 2009). Eileen Dunne and Anne Doyle on The Late Late Show (Flash video). Raidió Teilifís Éireann. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Nancy Previs (26 July 2010). "Body clock: Eileen Dunne". Irish Independent. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "New Board for AEJ International". Association of European Journalists. 14 October 2010. Archived from the original on 23 October 2010. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  5. ^ {{url=http://www.aej.org/page.asp?p_id=6Association of European Journalists|accessdate=1 November 2016}}