25 October 2013
By Bryan T. Smyth
His name is Eoin Ryan and he is the person behind the RTE Nationwide TV programme.
Nationwide is produced from RTE Cork and Editor Eoin Ryan is responsible for its unique format and stories, which attracts over 300,000 viewers, three nights a week on RTE One TV.
“It is a very Irish programme, always with very positive stories from town and county, and many of these great stories would never get aired if Nationwide did not exist”.
Mary Kennedy and Anne Cassin bring the eclectic round-up of news and events every week and in the process showcases our towns and countryside.
A programme that particularly stood out for the award judges was broadcast on July 29th last, which was about a young Cork girl who emigrated to America in the 19th century and became a prominent labour and community organiser known as Mother Jones.
This year Nationwide celebrates its 20th year and Eoin Ryan and his RTE Cork team continue to provide a really unique TV programme that continues to be hugely popular with urban and rural viewers alike.
“I am just part of the RTE team that produces this programme and I accept this award on behalf of that whole team” added Mr. Ryan.
Eoin Ryan’s name now goes forward, with the other Persons of Month chosen this year, for possible selection as Cork Person of the Year at a Gala Awards Lunch on 17th January 2014.