April 1, 2023

RTÉ’s new man in South East has covered Kilkenny stories for over two decades

FREELANCE journalist Conor Kane has been appointed RTE’s South East Correspondent, which will see him covering Kilkenny and neighbouring counties Waterford, Wexford, Carlow and South Tipperary for the national broadcaster.

Conor, from Clonmel in Tipperary, will be very familiar with the Kilkenny beat as he has covered high profile stories throughout the city and county for over two decades.

During this time he reported for the Irish Independent, the Irish Times, the Irish Examiner and also for RTE.

As well as his extensive national experience, he has also reported for The Roscommon Herald, Wicklow People and People Group Newspapers in Wexford, Clonmel based, The Nationalist and, earlier this year, for KilkennyNow.ie.

He is a journalism graduate from the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) with more than 25 years media experience and has a wide range of contacts across the region.

Conor said of his appointment: “I am delighted to be joining RTÉ and to be given this exciting opportunity. I am looking forward to working with the brilliant team in RTÉ Waterford and my new colleagues in the newsroom.”

“It’s great to be based in the South East of the country, the most beautiful part of Ireland. It’s where I’m from and where I have worked for much of my career in journalism.”

Conor replaces former correspondent Damien Tiernan, who announced he was leaving RTÉ on New Year’s Day after more than 20 years at the national broadcaster.

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