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Rónán Mac Con Iomaire

Originally from Carraroe, County Galway, Rónán Mac Con Iomaire has worked as a journalist in print, radio and television for over fifteen years. He currently holds the position of Deputy Director of RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta in Casla, Connemara. Mac Con Iomaire started his career with Independent Newspapers and went on to join Nuacht TnaG in 1998 when the new station Teilifís na Gaeilge started broadcasting. He spent several years with the fledgling station before returning to print media and Independent Newspapers.

During this time he also worked as the Dublin Correspondent for the Irish language newspaper, Foinse, and on a freelance basis he provided articles for The Irish Times, Magill, the BBC and other media outlets.

In the year 2000 he set up the marketing and press relations company Meas Media which focused primarily on offering PR services to the Irish-language sector. In 2002 Rónán returned to the newly branded Nuacht TG4 where he was awarded the Oireachtas na Gaeilge Media Award and the National Media Award for journalism. He received national and international recognition in 2006 when he broke the story about the now infamous fundraising dinner held in Manchester for the then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. The following year Rónán was appointed as the Government Correspondent for Nuacht TG4.

Outside of work he is active in athletics and is one of the founders of TríSpórt, one of the strongest triathlon clubs in Ireland. Rónán attended Dublin City University where he received a B.A. in journalism and served as the editor of the university newspaper. He still lives in Carraroe, Co. Galway, where he is married to Máirín and they have two children. 

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