Aoife Hegarty - ReporterWednesday 22 April 2015 16.39
Born and bred in Donegal, Aoife Hegarty joined RTÉ in 2007. After several years in the RTÉ newsroom working in both radio and television, Aoife moved to the Current Affairs Department in 2012, becoming a reporter on the station’s flagship Current Affairs programme Prime Time. Among her most memorable reports is a series from Rome during the election of Pope Francis in March 2013. Aoife currently works in the RTÉ Investigations Unit and has reported on several high profile investigative programmes, including Fatal Failures, a documentary uncovering baby deaths at the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise for which she has won Best Production at the Irish Healthcare Media Awards 2014 and a Silver World Medal at the New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards 2015. When she’s not working, Aoife lives, eats and breathes GAA and is a dedicated Donegal supporter. She also has a strong love for her native Irish tongue.