Barry Cummins - ReporterFriday 11 April 2014 12.58
Barry joined Prime Time in October 2011, having worked in the RTÉ Newsroom since 2003. A native of Tallaght, Barry began his journalistic career as a radio reporter with East Coast Radio in Bray and Midlands Radio in Mullingar. From 1999 until 2003 he was the Crime Correspondent with Today FM. His specialist area is crime, and he has a particular interest in cases of missing people. In 2013 Barry helped to co-ordinate the inaugural National Missing Persons Day. He is the author of five books – Missing, Lifers, Unsolved, Without Trace and Cold Cases. He is the winner of three Justice Media Awards. Barry is a regular contributor to radio programmes as an expert on criminal issues, and has also written for the Irish Examiner and the Sunday Business Post. He says his most memorable story he worked on in the RTÉ newsroom was the riot in Dublin city in February 2006 where he provided live radio and television reports throughout the day. Among his many reports since joining Prime Time Barry has reported on gangland murders, slave labour, missing women, unidentified bodies, IRA killings, criminals on the run and the case of a young man left paralysed and fed by a tube after being stabbed. That young man – Daniel O’Haire - died just months after bravely permitting Prime Time to tell his story.