An award winning journalist, Fran McNulty has worked with RTÉ since 2005. He has worked as a reporter for Radio, Television & online. He has also presented some of RTÉ’s leading Radio Programmes, like Morning Ireland, This Week & News at One.
Fran has covered some of the most high profile Irish criminal court cases of the last decade. His microphone was present at every twist and turn of the dramatic political events of recent years. He covered the fall of Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen, election of Enda Kenny and the state funerals of Charles Haughey and Patrick Hillery. Fran also reported extensively from the Mahon Tribunal.
Fran also has vast experience reporting on international news. During the London terror alerts he reported for RTÉ from the English capital. He covered the illness and death of Nelson Mandela and reported from South Africa for several weeks. As well as covering the resignation of Pope Benedict, he also reported on the Papal Conclave that elected Pope Francis. He has also reported from the West Bank.
In 2004 Fran won an ESB Media Award for Regional broadcast Journalist of the year. In 2005 he was shortlisted in the Celtic Film and Television Awards for a documentary he made "The Forgotten Bomb" about the killing of two children in a loyalist car bomb in Belturbet County Cavan in 1972, several months later a sculpture was unveiled at the site depicting the two children.
Fran’s journalism on Prime Time has scrutinised public spending, examined abuses in the fishing industry, exposed significant issues in the agricultural and food production sectors and shone a light in some of the darkest corners.