Orlaith Carmody

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Orlaith Carmody
Born (1960-02-10) 10 February 1960 (age 59)
Kilmacud, Dublin, Ireland
Alma mater
Board member of
  • HRM
  • RTÉ
  • Ablevision Ireland
  • HCCI
Spouse(s)Kieran Gleeson
(m. 1983; d. 1989)
Gavin Duffy (m. 1993)
WebsiteOfficial website

Orlaith Carmody (born 10 February 1960) is an Irish businesswoman, author, News reporter[1] and co-founder of Gavin Duffy and Associates (formerly Media Training),[2] along with her husband and business partner, Dragons' Den investor Gavin Duffy.[3]


Carmody was previously a newscaster and reporter at LMFM and Century Radio.[4][5] As a Director of Aerga Productions,[6] she won a Screen Training Ireland bursary to attend the Entertainment Master Class international media leadership programme.[7][8] She spoke at TEDxTallaght in 2013,[9] TEDxDCU in 2015[10][11] and at the SME Assembly 2014 in Naples, Italy.[12]

Carmody was a board member of RTÉ from 2010 until 2015,[13]/[14][15] HRM Recruit,[16] and Ablevision Ireland,[17] and is a founder member and president 2014–15 of the Irish chapter of the International Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO).[2] She is Chairperson of Home and Community Care Ireland (HCCI), a fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development and a member of the Institute of Directors.[18]


  • Perform As A Leader. Ballpoint Press Limited. September 24, 2015. ISBN 9780993289200.[19][20][21]
  • Without You, Living With Loss. Ballpoint Press Limited. April 26, 2018.[22][23]


  1. ^ "Women told networking is vital in order to grow your own business". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Learn how to perform as a leader". Galway Advertiser. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  3. ^ "TV's Gavin Duffy takes off pounds to help would-be entrepreneurs put on €uro". Irish Mirror. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  4. ^ "If it wasn't for the hen parties, I'd have quit the Den – Duffy - Herald.ie". The Herald. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  5. ^ "From broken wings to soaring high - former journalist Orlaith Carmody - Independent.ie". Irish Independent. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  6. ^ "'Am I giving my children an advantage? I'm trying my hardest'". The Irish Times. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Local Producer wins place on the prestigious Entertainment Master Class". Irish Independent.
  8. ^ "RTE Board Members - Orlaith Carmody". Archived from the original on 2013-12-21.
  9. ^ "Find a Customer not a Job: Orlaith Carmody at TEDxTallaght". Ted.com. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Give Your Family The World". Ted.com. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  11. ^ "TEDxDCU Changing Lives, Challenging Perceptions". Dublin City University. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  12. ^ "2014 SME Assembly - The Big Debate".
  13. ^ "Orlaith Carmody - Personally Speaking Bureau". Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  14. ^ "Why broads on the board can be good for profits - Independent.ie". Irish Independent. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  15. ^ "Rabbitte to discuss report with RTÉ board". The Irish Times. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  16. ^ "I don't horse around with my money". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  17. ^ "Ablevision launch - Independent.ie". Irish Independent. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  18. ^ "Orlaith Carmody Chairperson of HCCI". Women Mean Business.
  19. ^ "Perform as a Leader". Galway Independent. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  20. ^ "'Perform as a Leader' book signing next week". Galway Independent. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  21. ^ "Carmody launches book on strong leadership". Marketing.ie. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  22. ^ O'Connor, Siobhan (29 April 2018). "Orlaith Carmody unites famous faces in moving new book about lost love ones". Irish Mirror.
  23. ^ "Irish mum of murdered sons says 'it's possible to live with broken heart'". The Irish Sun. 30 April 2018.