Paul Connolly (journalist)

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Paul Dermot Connolly
Born Dublin, Ireland
Occupation Journalist
Nationality Irish
Notable works Documentary series:
Paul Connolly Investigates

Paul Dermot Connolly is an Irish investigative journalist, radio personality and documentary maker, who currently works for Ireland's commercial television station TV3. He worked as a host for various famous Irish sports show and also is host to a series of investigative documentaries self-titled as Paul Connolly Investigates.


Born in Dublin, Connolly studied Journalism and Media Communications, gaining a degree in that subject. He began his career as editor of "The Bike Buyers Guide", before moving into radio where he worked at Ireland's Newstalk 106-108.[1] He was a regular on-air contributor to Moncrieff, before establishing himself as a sports reporter. He has appeared on both for Off The Ball and The Weekend Sports Show, and was a host of 98FM's current affairs programme The Inbox for three years.

On television Connolly has appeared on Setanta Sports, providing coverage of the Pro14 both as a presenter and reporter, and first joined TV3 as host of The All Ireland County Quiz. His documentary series, Paul Connolly Investigates is aired on TV3 and has looked at a diverse range of topics, including benefit fraud, bogus marriages and the subcultures of Swinging and dogging in Ireland.[1][2][3][4][5] In 2015 he started hosting Undercover Benefits Cheat on Channel 5.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Paul Connolly Investigates-mini bio". TV3. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "For Better, No, Worse". 11 September 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Horan, Niamh (4 March 2012). "Swinging sex clubs attracting society's elites". Sunday Independent. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Doyle, Diarmuid (16 August 2011). "Last night's TV: Bogus Beggars". Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ireland's Dole Cheats: Fiddling the System". The Irish Times. Irish Times Trust. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ Corner, Natalie (12 August 2015). "Benefit cheats sell fake steroids made 'chemical cowboys' in money-making scam". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 13 August 2015.