Wednesday 21 March 2018

A Life in Brief... Sharon Ni Bheolain

Darragh McManus

Darragh McManus

Age 42.

Born Malahide, Dublin; now lives in Clontarf.

Education Degree in early and modern Irish from Trinity College Dublin.

Best known as Co-anchor on RTé's flagship news programme Six-One.

Family Eldest of three siblings; has one daughter, Faye.

Awards Law Society Justice Media award for report on anomalies and loopholes in law governing and regulating puppy breeding, fur farms and stag hunting.

Other Work Teach-yourself-Irish show Turas Teanga; radio work on Raidio na Life in Dublin; Rose of Tralee judge; has written for Anois and Comhair.

Proudest professional moment Presenting the opening ceremony of the 2006 Ryder Cup to a global audience of many millions.

Public image Sharp, chic, super-cool queen of the Irish language.

Likes Authenticity, intelligence, the active life, Leonard Cohen.

Dislikes Lazy thinking, clichés, pushiness, fake accents.

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