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RT News Announces New Agriculture & Consumer Affairs Correspondent

20/01/2022

RT News is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Mag Raollaigh as its new Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Correspondent. Currently the Editor of RT 's flagship political programme The Week in Politics, Joe has worked with RT News across radio, television and online since 2008.

A fluent Irish speaker, Joe will report in both English and Irish, contributing to RT News' digital, television and radio output, including Nuacht RT & Nuacht TG4.

Joe hails from Oranmore in Co. Galway. He was born in Boston, where his parents had emigrated in the 1960s, but the family returned in the early 70s and settled once again in Co. Galway. He attended NUI Galway where he earned a BA, an MA in Modern Irish and a Higher Diploma in Applied Communications.

He started his broadcasting career in Clare FM, hosting current affairs and farming radio shows before moving to TG4 after it was set up in 1996. In 2004 he was appointed Political Correspondent for TG4 and Nuacht RT , reporting from Leinster House. From 2008 while reporting for RT News, he continued to make Irish language reports for Nuacht TG4 and occasionally presented a current affairs program on RT Radio na Gaeltachta. He has also held the role as Editor for RT 's Leaders Questions and European Parliament Report programmes.

Speaking after his announcement as RT 's new Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Correspondent, Joe Mag Raollaigh said he is excited to take on the role. Farmers in Ireland are facing unprecedented challenges as they try and adapt to new environmental targets, rising costs and evolving consumer sentiment while still producing the high-quality food vital for us all. It's a time of change for us as consumers too, with inflation cutting deep into many household budgets. Value for money in goods and services is more important than ever. I look forward to bringing comprehensive coverage of these issues and more to RT audiences across online, radio and television in the years ahead.

Joe will be commencing his new role in February and will work out of RT 's Western Regional Studios in Galway.

RT JOE MAG RAOLLAIGH F GARTHA AG RT INA CHOMHFHREAGRA NUA TALMHA OCHTA AGUS GN THA TOMHALT IR

T thas ar RT a fh gairt go bhfuil Joe Mag Raollaigh ceaptha ina Chomhfhreagra nua Talmha ochta agus Gn tha Tomhalt ir . I l thair na huaire is Joe eagarth ir chl r suaiteanta polait ochta RT The Week in Politics. T s ag obair le Nuacht RT ar an raidi , ar an teilif s agus ar l ne n mbliain 2008 i leith.

Ina chainteoir l ofa Gaeilge, beidh Joe ag tuairisci i mB arla agus i nGaeilge araon, ag cur le h bhar RT News i bhfoirm dhigiteach, ar an teilif s agus ar an raidi , Nuacht RT agus Nuacht TG4 san ireamh.

Is as r n M r, Co. na Gaillimhe do Joe. Rugadh i mBost n , it a ndeachaigh a thuismitheoir ar imirce sna 1960id , ach d'fhill an teaghlach go luath sna 1970id agus chuir siad f thu ar s i gCo. na Gaillimhe. D'fhreastail s ar O Gaillimh, it ar bhain s amach BA, MA sa Nua-Ghaeilge agus Ard-Diopl ma sa Chumars id Fheidhmeach.

Chuir s t s lena ghairm chraolt ireachta in Clare FM, it ar chuir s cl racha c rsa reatha agus feirmeoireachta i l thair sular bhog s go TG4 tar is bhun an st isi in sa bhliain 1996. Ceapadh ina Chomhfhreagra Polait ochta do TG4 agus Nuacht RT sa bhliain 2004, tr th a mb odh s ag tuairisci Theach Laighean. Fad a bh s ag tuairisci do RT News n mbliain 2008 ar aghaidh, lean s air ag d anamh tuairisc Gaeilge do Nuacht TG4 agus chuir s cl r c rsa reatha i l thair am go ch ile ar RT Raidi na Gaeltachta. Bh r l an Eagarth ra aige do na cl racha Leaders Questions agus European Parliament Report chomh maith.

Ag labhairt d tar is fh gra RT faoina cheapach n i bpost an Chomhfhreagra Talmha ochta agus Gn tha Tomhalt ir , d irt Joe Mag Raollaigh go bhfuil s ag s il go m r leis an r l a ghlacadh. T d shl in nach bhfacthas riamh cheana roimh fheirmeoir in irinn de r ir mar at siad ag iarraidh dul i dtaith ar spriocanna nua maidir leis an gcomhshaol, costais at ag ard agus dearcadh na dtomhalt ir a bh onn ag athr , fad at an bia ardchaighde in a dteasta onn uainn ar fad th irgeadh acu f s. Is tr imhse athraithe seo d inn in r dtomhalt ir freisin, tr th a bhfuil boilsci ag dul go m r i bhfeidhm ar go leor buis ad teaghlaigh. T t bhacht n os m n riamh ag baint le luach ar airgead maidir le hearra agus seirbh s . T m ag s il le cl dach cuimsitheach a dh anamh ar na saincheisteanna sin agus a thuilleadh nach iad do lucht f achana RT ar l ne, ar an raidi agus ar an teilif s sna blianta at amach romhainn.

Beidh Joe ag dul i mbun a phoist nua i m Feabhra agus is as Sti ideo RT R igi n an Iarthair i nGaillimh a bheidh s ag obair.
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