Tony Connelly_

Tony Connelly_

Europe editor, RTÉ 

Based in Brussels, Tony Connelly is Europe editor for RTÉ, Ireland’s public service media organisation. He has reported extensively on Brexit, and before that covered the European refugee crisis, the Greek debt situation, the Irish bail-out and the financial crisis dating back to 2008.  
 
Tony has been called three times as an expert witness to the House of Commons Committee for Exiting the European Union (subsequently the Committee on the Future Relationship with the EU) and his book, Brexit and Ireland: The Dangers, the Opportunities and the Inside Story of the Irish Response, was shortlisted for Irish non-fiction book of the year 2017 and the 2019 Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize.  
 
Tony is the recipient of two ESB National Media awards, a European Journalism Award and a New York Festivals radio award for his radio documentary on the Shakhtar Donetsk football club in Ukraine. In May 2019 he received a Law Society Justice Media Award for his coverage of the Brexit negotiations.

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