RTÉ News is pleased to announce the appointment of John Kilraine as its new London Correspondent. John has held the role of Dublin Correspondent with RTÉ News for over 15 years, reporting in particular the capital’s homeless and housing crisis.He will be responsible for reporting across RTÉ News’ television, radio and digital platforms on political, social and economic affairs in London and the wider Great Britain. He joined RTÉ in 2003 as a journalist and reported extensively on the Mahon Tribunal including the final report. In addition to his role as Dublin Correspondent, he reported on the visit of President Michael D Higgins to Peru, Colombia and Cuba in 2017 as a video journalist.
John Kilraine who was born in London, is graduate of Trinity College Dublin with an honours degree in English and History and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Dublin City University. He has previously worked as a journalist for a number of media organisations including TV3, Sunday Independent, 98FM and The Irish Press.
Reacting to his appointment John Kilraine said: “Ireland’s relationship with Britain is changing especially in the aftermath of Brexit but it remains our most important neighbour. It’s one of our biggest trading partners and the destination for the largest number of our emigrants. Then there are the many cultural and sporting links. This position is a big responsibility but is a great opportunity and I’m looking forward to it”.John will be commencing his new role in the coming weeks.