Cynthia Ní Mhurchú

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Cynthia Ní Mhurchú (Left) co-presented Eurovision Song Contest 1994 alongside Gerry Ryan

Cynthia Ní Mhurchú (born 1966) is an Irish barrister from Carlow and previously a broadcaster with Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ). She presented Eurovision Song Contest 1994 in Dublin along with Gerry Ryan.

Ní Mhurchú initially worked as a teacher in an Irish language school in Carlow and then spent ten years working as a journalist and presenter in RTÉ, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and as a freelancer. She has also been a web columnist for several years and has written extensively on education, training and careers. She became a barrister after leaving RTÉ.[1]

Cynthia Ní Mhurchú is married and has two children.

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  1. ^ Murphy, Catherine (16 October 2011). "Female TV Presenters: There is only one Queen Bee". Sunday Independent. Retrieved 16 October 2011. Other female faces from the 1990s also moved on from their TV careers — among them Ciana Campbell who now works in PR in the west of Ireland, and Cynthia Ni Mhurchu, now a barrister.

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Preceded by
Republic of Ireland Fionnuala Sweeney
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
(with Gerry Ryan)
Succeeded by
Republic of Ireland Mary Kennedy