Tony Connelly

Tony Connelly is Europe Editor for RTE News. He has been covering EU and European Affairs from Brussels since 2001.

Tony has reported extensively on the period before and after the Brexit referendum, and before that covered the European refugee crisis, the Greek debt situation, the Irish bail-out and the financial crisis dating back to 2008.

Tony has also reported on conflicts in Ukraine, Lebanon/Syria, Georgia, Gaza, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Angola and Rwanda.

He is the recipient of two ESB National Media awards, and a New York Festivals radio award for his documentary on the Shaktar Donetsk football club in Ukraine.

He is the author of Brexit and Ireland: the Dangers, the Opportunities and the Inside Story of the Irish Response, to be published by Penguin Books in October 2017.

His other publication is Don’t Mention the Wars: A Journey Through European Stereotypes, published 2014 by New Island.

Tony Connelly was born in Portstewart, County Derry in 1964, and was educated at St Columbs College, Derry, Trinity College Dublin and the London School of Journalism.

He is married with two sons.