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The Irishwoman Who Shot Mussolini

Four people tried to assassinate Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. Only one person ever came close - her name was Violet Gibson and she was Irish. Violet spend the rest of her life in mental institutions, forgotten by society and by history.

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Documentary-maker: Ronan Kelly

Ronan Kelly has worked in RTE since 1987.

Prior to that he worked in CNN, Channel 13 in New York and as a commercial video producer.

He began in RTE TV as a presenter/reporter in health and environment programmes and then became a radio producer in 1990.

He originally produced daytime Radio 1 programmes: "Gay Byrne Show", "Today with Pat Kenny", "Liveline", "Five Seven Live", "Marian Finucane".

He also worked on new projects for RTE Radio: the computerisation of radio production and output (2000) and designing and launching the digital radio station, RTE Choice (now Radio 1 Extra) in 2007.

He has taught feature radio production in Dublin City University and has been a guest lecturer in IT Tallaght, Griffith College, NUU, Coleraine, BBC Northern Ireland, Goldsmiths College, London and at the Salt Institute, Portland, Maine, USA.


Since 2011, Ronan has worked full-time with "Documentary On One" including producing the short documentary series, "The Curious Ear" (now discontinued).

Ronan has also worked with RTE television, recording voice-overs for TV documentaries and as a video journalist for 'Nationwide'.
 

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Suggested listening:

"Frank Stagg's Three Funerals"
with Liamy McNally

IMRO Irish Radio Awards 2018 - Gold

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"Little Mouse In The Corner"
with Pauline Dunne

New York Festivals 2018 - Gold

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"The Brigadier"
with Pavel Barter

New York Festivals 2018 - Finalist

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"Perfume Isle's Fatal Lure"

One World Media Awards 2018 - Shortlist
New York Festivals 2018 - Silver

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"Anatomy of an Irish Serial Killer"
with Robert Mulhern

New York Festivals 2017 - Gold
IMRO Irish Radio Awards 2017 - Bronze

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"Kicking the Bucket"
with Katie Verling

New York Festivals 2017 - Gold

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"Roger Casement's 'Apocalypse Now'"
with Colin Murphy

Prix Marulic 2017 (Croatia) - Second 
New York Festivals 2017 - Bronze

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"We Decide Who Lives Or Dies"

Road Safety Authority of Ireland - National Media Award, 2016

New York Festivals 2017 - Silver
IMRO Irish Radio Awards 2017 - Silver

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"Waterford, Wimbledon, Monaco, Murder"
with Elliot Rambach

New York Festivals 2017 - Finalist
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"Who Took Mom To The Prom?" by Emer Horgan

Best Short Feature, PPI Radio Awards, 2016
Third Coast International Audio Festival, 2015 - Short Docs Winner

(Post-production)

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"Saudi Dreams of a Camper Van"
with Gráinne McPolin

Clarion Award 2016
(The Association for Women in Communications - USA)

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"Through the Kilimanjaro Keyhole"
with Emer Horgan

New York Festivals 2016 - Finalist

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"The Brits, The Blitz and The Bedwarmer"
with Leeanne O'Donnell

New York Festivals 2016 - Finalist

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"Clouds In Harry’s Coffee"
with Joe Kearney

New York Festivals 2015 - Gold

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"Bombs, Balls & Beyoncé"
with Tony Connelly

New York Festivals 2015 - Silver

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"The Garda Who Limped"
with Robert Mulhern

PPI Irish Radio Awards 2014 - Silver

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"The Exam"

New York Festivals 2014 - Gold

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"Oswald Froze A Moment - Ireland on the day JFK died"
with Liam O'Brien

New York Festivals 2014 - Gold
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"Míne Bean Uí Chribín - My Granny"
(Reporter, Bláithín de Búrca)

Celtic Media Festival 2013, Radio Documentary Award - Winner

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"Because You Can't Smell Someone On Skype"
with Liam Nolan

New York Festivals 2012 - Gold

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"Three Rivers - One Summer"
with Ger Philpott

New York Festivals 2012 - Silver

PPI Irish Radio Awards 2012 - Shortlist

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"Don't Go Far"
with Paul Russell

New York Festivals 2011 - Grand Award Winner

Prix Europa, Berlin 2011 - Special Commendation


New York Festivals 2011 - Gold

AIB Media Awards, London 2011 - Best Creative Feature

PPI Radio Awards, Ireland 2011 - Best Documentary/Feature

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"Good Day At Blackrock"
with Cathal Murray

PPI Irish Radio Awards 2012 - Shortlist

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"I Can Tell By Looking At You"
with Louise Williams

International Association of Women in Radio & TV (IAWRT) Award of Excellence in Radio Documentary, Malaysia 2011 - Winner

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"Through Cairo Airport"
with Colette Kinsella

PPI Irish Radio Awards 2009 - Best Documentary/Feature

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"Meat Factory Ear Worms"
with Richie Beirne

PPI Irish Radio Awards 2008 - Best Documentary/Feature

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"Millionaire"

Third Coast Festival / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition, Chicago 2006 - Best Documentary: Honorable Mention Award

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