Mary Regan is an award-winning journalist who has covered politics for both print and broadcast for more than ten years. She currently works as political reporter for RTE News and contributes reports and analysis to a wide range of programmes for the broadcaster. From Galway, she has a BA in Journalism from DCU and MA in European Politics from UCD. She joined RTE from the Sunday Business Post where she held the positions of News Editor and Public Affairs Editor. She was previously Political Editor for the Irish Examiner and UTV Ireland. In 2012 Mary was invited by the US State Department to take part in the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Programme for emerging young leaders and was awarded and Edward R. Murrow professional scholarship.