News2Day Presenters

Orla and Conor

Orla Walsh

Orla Walsh from Shannon, Co Clare is the newest addition to the News2Day team. A graduate of Journalism and New Media at The University of Limerick, she specialised in TV Journalism and received an award for Best Television Documentary for her Final Year Project. Before News2Day Orla was a presenter on Spin South West radio station, a singer at Bunratty Castle and a piano teacher – bit of a multi-tasker! She has a great love of music and she regularly takes to the stage in different musical theatre productions. Orla would say her greatest achievement so far was representing her county and ultimately winning the The Maiden of the Mournes competition in 2011. Follow news2day on Twitter: @new2dayRTE.


BOOKS: Couldn’t possibly pick!
FILMS: The Sandlot Kids
FOOD: Lasagne, or Steak!
COLOUR: Purple
PLACE IN IRELAND: Warrenpoint in Co Down

Conor McNally

news2day presenter Conor McNally is a native of Carlow town. He went to primary school in Gaelscoil Eoghain Ui Thuairisc and secondary school at Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach. Before joining the news2day team he worked as a news journalist at a radio station in Carlow/Kilkenny called KCLR96fm and graduated top of his class from the Journalism degree course in Dublin City University. Conor started his journalism career at the age of 15 when he began writing monthly features for a classic car magazine, despite not being able to drive! As well as being a keen follower of news, he loves technology, travel, music and films. His favourite band is Elbow and his favourite city is Boston, USA, where he once spent a summer working in a toy shop. Follow news2day on Twitter: @new2dayRTE.


BOOK: Do newspapers count?
FILM: The Social Network
FOOD: Chicken fajitas with plenty of peppers!
PLACE IN IRELAND: Can’t beat the scenery in the West

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