Member Profile: Olivia O'Leary26 June 2019
Olivia O'Leary journalist, writer and current affairs presenter was admitted as a Member of the Royal Irish Academy on 24 May 2019.
Olivia O’Leary is a journalist, broadcaster, public commentator and writer of international standing. Her work—praised for its perceptiveness, literary skill and humour—makes an exceptional contribution to Irish society. She is currently the presenter of ‘The poetry programme’ on RTÉ Radio 1 and a regular contributor to ‘Drivetime’, RTÉ’s flagship radio evening news and current affairs programme. She is the recipient of numerous awards and three honorary degrees.
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