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Miriam O'Callaghan in conversation with Carole Coleman

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Dubliner, Miriam O’Callaghan qualified as a solicitor before beginning her broadcasting career on ITV’s This Is Your Life and later with the BBC for Newsnight.

She returned to Ireland to present RTÉ’s current affairs programme Prime Time, while continuing to cover the Northern Irish peace process for Newsnight. Despite offers to leave to present other full time shows in RTE and in other Broadcasters, Miriam has always said her absolute loyalty remains to Prime Time. Her Prime Time interview with Praveen Halappanavar, won the Television News Category of the Justice Media Awards.

Outside of her work on Prime Time, Miriam presents her own chat show during the summer, Saturday Night with Miriam, and a radio programme Sunday with Miriam... which won a PPI Radio Award for best Speech Driven Magazine Programme.

Carole Coleman is a journalist, author, speaker and secret singer! Carole has contributed to RTE news and other programmes for 25 years. The mother of two lives in her home town of Carrick-on-Shannon and is involved in initiatives to attract jobs and connect with the diaspora. Carole who worked for RTE in the US is the author of two books on American culture and politics. She is currently writing “Dear Mother” a family history based on letters dating from 1915 to the 1930’s. Carole has previously interviewed both Geraldine Kennedy and Paul Williams for BAF and we are delighted to welcome her back again.

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