Fionnuala Sweeney

Fionnuala Sweeney

Fionnuala Sweeney

A former anchor and correspondent with CNN International, Fionnuala Sweeney has covered stories in Europe, the Middle East and North America and was instrumental in CNN winning an Emmy for the Fall of Mubarak in Cairo in 2011 as well as a Peabody for coverage of the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War.

Fionnuala has moderated several events for both the United Nations and the Global Irish Forum; panelists/interviewees have included two Taoisigh, President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, Bono, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams, Iranian human rights activist Shirin Ebadi and Mikhail Gorbachev. She has also chaired a UN panel on human trafficking, a UN conference on the environment, South Africa’s Tourism Expo for the World Cup and a World Health Conference which included Fidel Castro as a panelist. A Senior Atlantic Fellow at the Global Brain Health Institute at Trinity College Dublin, Fionnuala currently presents The Late Debate, a live current affairs programme on RTE Radio 1 on Thursday evenings.

During her time in Washington, DC, Fionnuala Sweeney moderated several speaker events as part of a year-long programme our organization held in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland to commemorate the Centenary of the Easter Rising of 1916.

Fionnuala achieves the remarkable balance of making guests open up quite forthrightly without leaving them regretting they had done so. She handles her subjects with courtesy and respect and they, in turn, are less guarded or reserved than might be anticipated.

Her range of journalistic experience gives her a great breadth of knowledge in current affairs, business and politics.

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