Paul Maguire appointed as Editor, RTÉ Investigations Unit
10 December 2012: RTÉ announced today the appointment of Paul Maguire as Editor of the new multi-media RTÉ Investigations Unit. He will be working to the Managing Editor of RTÉ Current Affairs (Television) David Nally.
Paul Maguire has worked for RTÉ for the past ten years, the last five of which have been in the area of investigative journalism in Prime Time and Prime Time Investigates. Prior to this, he was with the Six One News and was Deputy Editor on the radio programme This Week. He has also worked with Morning Ireland and the News at One as both a reporter and stand-in presenter.
Paul has been involved in uncovering a number of major national stories such as the Lourdes Hospital hysterectomy scandal and that of the unnecessary symphysiotomy operations on Irish women. He also exposed irregularities within the NCT and more recently undertook an investigation into the trafficking of women for prostitution in Ireland.
He has received many national and international awards for his work with Prime Time. This year, his Prime Time Investigates programme: Inside Ireland’s Illegal Cigarette Trade won the Gold World Medal at the 2012 New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards. Also this year, the Prime Time Special: Profiting from Prostitution was one of the Top 5 programmes in the Prix Europa TV Current Affairs category. In 2010, his Prime Time Investigates: Tyres – A Dirty Business was also in the Top 5 of TV Current Affairs programmes at the Prix Europa Awards. Prime Time Investigates: A Shocking Abuse (on symphysiotomies) won TV Documentary of the Year the same year at the Irish Medical Media Awards. In 2009, Prime Time Investigates: Slave Labour Ireland was also a Top 5 winner in the Prix Europa Television Awards. Paul has also been a winner twice in the ESB National Media Awards and six times in the PPI National Radio Awards.
Prior to RTÉ, he was presenter and series producer of the flagship current affairs programme Loose Talk on Radio LMFM, based in Drogheda.
Before that, he worked in retail management with Superquinn.