Na Bainisteoirí/ The Managers
Since representing Ireland and becoming a finalist in Miss Universe in 1998 Andrea Roche has become one of the most photographed and successful Irish models. She has worked as a model all over Europe and has graced the covers of many fashion magazines all over the world. She has also shared the catwalk with some of the world's most famous models including Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Sophie Dahl, Yasmin Le Bon and many more. In addition she is the organiser of the hugely successful annual Miss Universe Ireland contest.
Derek Davis has had a long and varied career as a broadcaster, starting as a news reporter with the American network ABC and BBC Northern Ireland before spending 11 years in the newsroom in RTÉ. Davis also presented the Rose of Tralee on two occasions, the first when Gay Byrne was taken ill at short notice. He is probably best known for co-presenting Live at Three on RTÉ One for 11 years. In addition to this he had an interactive summer show called Davis and a panel show Play The Game as well as co-presenting shows for BBC Northern Ireland. He also presented a marine programme devoted to boats and the waters around Ireland, called Out of the Blue. He has also appeared on Time on Their Hands, a travel series for middle-aged people. On radio Davis presented a show called A Question of Food and appears frequently on RTÉ Radio 1.
Emma O'Driscoll is a former Irish pop star, turned children's television presenter and reality television personality. She rose to fame in the RTÉ One television series Popstars in which she was selected as a member of the band Six. After the band's demise, O'Driscoll replaced Geri Maye as presenter of the morning branch of children's show The Den, which she co-hosts alongside Socky. She has also starred in the RTÉ reality television shows, Charity 252 (in which she was runner-up) and Celebrity Jig 'n' Reels and made appearances on The Café and Dustin's Daily News.
George Hook is an Irish journalist and broadcaster. He had a career as a rugby union coach and businessman before becoming a rugby pundit with RTÉ. He hosts the popular evening drivetime show 'The Right Hook' on the Irish national radio station Newstalk 106. He has also appeared as a judge on RTÉ celebrity dancing show 'Jigs & Reels'. In 2005, he published an autobiography, "Time Added On".
John McGuire is a successful business man turned TV presenter. John began his TV career when he was asked to present the show, 'I'm An Adult Get Me Out Of Here' after an article about him was published in The Irish Times. John presented the successful property programme for two years on RTE Two, as well as participating in other shows such as guest presenting on No Frontiers, The Restaurant, Tubridy Tonight, and many more. John combines his TV work with running his property business and his companies First Credit Mortgages, Pembroke Insurances and www.quotedevil.ie
John Waters is a columnist with The Irish Times. He was born in Castlerea, Co Roscommon, in 1955. He was employed in a range of jobs after leaving school, including railway clerk, showband roadie, petrol pump attendant and mailcar driver. He began part-time work as a a journalist in 1981, with Hot Press, Ireland's leading rock 'n' roll magazine. He became a full-time writer for Hot Press in 1984, when he moved to Dublin. As a journalist, magazine editor and columnist, he has specialised in raising unpopular issues of public importance, most recently the issue of the hidden mistreatment of men in Irish society, particularly in relation to their right to legally protected relationships with their children. He has published a number of books and written several plays for stage and radio.
Katherine Lynch hails from Mohill, Co. Leitrim. As a writer and performer she has built a following within the gay community and has been entertaining Irish audiences since she won Alternative Miss Ireland with a show produced by Warren Meyler. Following their success the pair decided to develop their unique characters for television and Katherine' Lynch's Working Girls was born, followed swiftly by Katherine Lynch's Wonderwomen and most recently An Audience With Katherine Lynch. Katherine also happens to be a grand niece of celebrated Irish poet, Patrick Kavanagh.
Ray D'Arcy is a popular radio and television presenter. He currently presents The Ray D'Arcy Show on Today FM on weekday mornings. His television credits include presenting children's television on The Den as well as a quiz show called Blackboard Jungle and the youth music show 2Phat. Ray also hosted the hugely successful You're A Star series and has presented The Rose of Tralee since 2005.