Dubliner David McCullagh began working as a journalist in the Evening Press in 1989. He moved to RTÉ in 1993, where he worked on radio programmes the News at One and This Week and on television news, and was RTÉ News Political Correspondent for 12 years before joining Prime Time. He has a PhD in politics from UCD, and has written two books – The Reluctant Taoiseach, a biography of John A. Costello, and A Makeshift Majority, a history of the first Inter-Party Government. [Still available in some good book stores!]