Eileen Dunne

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Eileen Dunne
Born (1958-06-22) 22 June 1958 (age 58)
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 is the International President of the Association of European Journalists.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Presenters: Eileen Dunne". RTÉ lyric fm. 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. Retrieved 22 December 2010.