Rita O'Reilly - ReporterTuesday 19 April 2016 21.59
Rita O’Reilly is the reporter behind several Prime Time, Prime Time Investigates and RTÉ Investigations Unit 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. Her work has helped contribute to political and legislative change. Her first programme, Prime Time Investigates internet child pornography, won TV Documentary of the Year (ESB National Media Awards, 2003). Her reporting on the recent documentary on suicides in the Irish army and anti-malarial drug Lariam won her Journalist of the Year at the Irish Medical Media Awards (RTÉ Investigations Unit, 2013). A former press and court reporter who co-authored an award-winning bestseller on the Catherine Nevin murder trial. She is from Co. Galway.