Rick O’Shea has been a broadcaster with RTE since 2001 – previously with RTE 2FM and, since 2017, with RTE Gold.
In 2012 he won Celebrity Mastermind, presented his first RTE TV series “Science And Me” in 2016 and has previously been a columnist with the Irish Independent.
He runs Ireland’s largest online book club and is one of Ireland’s most active broadcasters on Facebook, Instagram and to his 55,000 followers on Twitter.
Rick presents corporate events and launches on a regular basis for clients including Diageo, Samsung, Amazon, Maximum Media and Microsoft. He also regularly hosts, runs panels and conducts Q&As at movie, book and business events and festivals.
For over 15 years he has hosted annual corporate awards ceremonies including the Web Awards, Social Media Awards, EIA Awards, Fit Out Awards and Student Enterprise Awards as well as festivals as diverse as the Festival Of Curiosity, Alltech Craft Beer Festival, Pint Of Science Festival and the business conference Measurement.ie.
He has been a panellist and event host at events including Listowel Writers Week, Cúirt, Ennis Book Club Festival, International Literature Festival Dublin, Bloomsday, Lingo Spoken Word Festival, Bram Stoker Festival, for Dublin 1City 1Book as well as performing spoken word pieces at European Literature Night and the Barnardo’s Under My Bed nights.
He’s been the National Patron of Epilepsy Ireland since 2006 both fundraising for the organisation and raising awareness of the condition on radio, TV, in print and speaking at international conferences.
Rick is available for MCing launches, award ceremonies, panels and other corporate events.