Sean O’Rourke

Born in Portlaoise, Seán O’Rourke is one of Ireland’s best known journalists in print and broadcasting. Educated at Coláiste Iognáid and the University of Galway, he was a reporter with the Connacht Tribune and political correspondent of Irish Press Group before joining RTÉ, where he worked for over 30 years as a programme editor and presenter. He presented the Week in Politics for 10 years on RTÉ1 television and was the main anchor of Radio 1’s coverage of six general Election counts between 1997 and 2020. Among his current projects is the Insights podcast series of long-form interviews for RTÉ.