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Shay Byrne


MC/Host Shay Byrne’s professional approach and lightness of touch means that he is very much in demand.

Many years of live radio means he can handle any situation which may arise during a live event.

A radio presenter from Dublin he has been with RTÉ Radio for over 10 years. As a researcher and producer he worked with Pat Kenny, Joe Duffy and Derek Mooney. He has also presented many of the frontline shows on Radio 1 such as The Tubridy Show and The John Murray Show.

In 2011 he became a full time member of RTÉ’s presenter line up with his own early breakfast show Rising Time. He is also currently the voice of Winning Streak on RTÉ television.

Shay has a deep interest in current affairs and economics and ran his family’s construction business for many years before becoming a full time broadcaster. He has treaded the boards with many of Dublin’s musical societies and has a fine singing voice.

Recent Engagements as Host/MC

  • The Arab Irish Forum at The RHK
  • The Presidents Garden Party at Áras an Uactaráin for AIMS
  • The Holles Street Bloomsday Ball
  • The Centra/Supervalu Off License of the Year Awards
  • Microsoft’s Annual Conference
  • The AIMS Awards at the INEC
  • The Snowman at the BGET
  • RTÉ’s New Year’s Celebrations at the NCH
  • Forever Living Conference
  • Fighting Blindness Ball at the Shelbourne
  • The Grocers Benevolent Fund Christmas Lunch and Ball


Shay was fantastic, a true professional. It’s not always an easy crowd to control but he does so with apparent ease’. Grocery Management Awards, July 2022

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Carol & Associates Ltd.
30 Cloverhill, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Eircode: A98V8D8

+353 1 235 2570