Barry Cummins - Reporter

Friday 11 April 2014 12.58
Barry Cummins - Reporter
Barry Cummins - Reporter

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.

Donogh Diamond - Editor

Donogh Diamond - Editor

Donogh Diamond was born in Co. Clare, and studied English and History in UCD, before beginning freelance journalism for the Evening Herald.

Miriam O'Callaghan - Presenter

Miriam O'Callaghan - Presenter

Broadcaster Miriam O'Callaghan was born and raised in Dublin. She qualified as a solicitor before beginning her broadcasting career on ITV's This is your Life. She joined the BBC as a producer in 1987, and went on to become a reporter on BBC2's Newsnight.

David McCullagh - Presenter

David McCullagh - Presenter

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.

Katie Hannon - Political Correspondent

Katie Hannon - Political Correspondent

Katie Hannon is Prime Time's Political Correspondent, having previously been Political Correspondent of the Evening Herald and the Irish Examiner and Political Editor of the Irish Mail on Sunday.

Barry Cummins - Reporter

Barry Cummins - Reporter

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.

Richard Downes - Reporter

Richard Downes - Reporter

Richard Downes is a Prime Time reporter. Newly returned from a three-year assignment as Washington Correspondent, Richard joined RTÉ in 1999 after a decade of working as a foreign correspondent for the BBC in war zones and developing countries.

Rita O'Reilly - Reporter

Rita O'Reilly - Reporter

Rita O'Reilly is the reporter behind several Prime Time and Prime Time Investigates documentaries, amongst them the highest ever rating Prime Time Investigates - Carry on Regardless, on Irish developers, and a report by Prime Time into the Stardust fire.

Mark Coughlan has been a reporter for Prime Time since November 2012. Prior to that he was a freelance journalist and ran thestory.ie, a blog focused on data journalism, information transparency, and Irish current affairs.

Mark Coughlan - Reporter

Mark Coughlan has been a reporter for Prime Time since November 2012. Prior to that he was a freelance journalist and ran thestory.ie, a blog focused on data journalism, information transparency, and Irish current affairs.

Robert Shortt - Reporter

Robert Shortt - Reporter

Robert Shortt began his career with RTÉ in 1998 working across radio and television news before becoming Business Correspondent in 2001. During that time, he set up and co-presented The Business programme on RTÉ Radio 1

Eithne O'Brien,from Kinnitty in Co. Offaly, studied English and Politics in NUI Galway and has a Masters in Film and Television from DCU.

Eithne O'Brien - Reporter

Eithne O'Brien is from Kinnitty in Co. Offaly and has been a part of the Prime Time team since 1998 . She studied English and Politics in NUI Galway and has a Masters in Film and Television from DCU.

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