He joined RTÉ in 1963, working in the newsroom on 'This Week' and 'The News at 1.30'. He and Mike Burns won a Jacob’s award in 1968 for their coverage of the civil rights campaign.
He became RTÉ’s political correspondent in 1976 and the Six-One News anchorman in 1988. He was Government Press Secretary from 1992 to 1995, but then returned to RTÉ and presented 'The Week in Politics' from 1995 to 2003. He published a memoir, 'One Spin on the Merry-Go-Round' (1995).