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Máirín Ní Ghadhra, Broadcaster, RTÉ

Máirín Ní Ghadhra has been working for RTÉ since the 1980s, firstly as a continuity announcer and later in the News Department. Máirín presents An tSeachtain le Máirín Ni Ghadhra and Adhmhaidin on RTÉ’s Raidió na Gaeltachta, as well as 7Lá on TG4. She is one of the station anchors for special election and budget broadcasts. Máírín has covered many of the most important news stories of the last quarter century for the radio including the concluding of the Good Friday Agreement, the Saville Tribunal into the events of Bloody Sunday, the Scottish independence referendum and presidential elections in South Africa and the United States. She also worked on a series of extended interviews, Glórtha an Údaráis, to commemorate the establishment of Údarás na Gaeltachta in 1980, as well as Mná na Meán a series of extended interviews with several of the Irish language’s best known female broadcasters.