Eileen Dunne

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Eileen Dunne
Born (1958-04-28) April 28, 1958 (age 59)
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 presented 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]

She is married to the actor Macdara Ó Fátharta who plays the part of the villain Tadhg in the Irish language TG4 drama, Ros na Rún.


  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}}