Tony Connelly

Tony Connelly is Europe Editor for RTÉ, Ireland’s public broadcaster.


Tony has reported extensively on Brexit, and has been covering EU and European affairs since 2001. 


Tony has also reported recently from Ukraine on the Russian invasion, and has also reported on conflicts in Africa, the Caucuses, the Balkans and the Middle East.


He is the recipient of two ESB National Media awards, a European Journalism Award and a New York Festivals radio award.


He has received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the UCD Smurfit Graduate School journalism awards, and an Irish Law Society Justice Media Award for his coverage of the Brexit negotiations. 


Tony is the author of Brexit and Ireland, nominated Irish non-fiction book of the year in 2018, and Don’t Mention the Wars: A Journey Through European Stereotypes, published in 2014.


Tony was born in County Derry, Northern Ireland in 1964, and is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and the London School of Journalism.


He is married with three children and lives in Brussels.