London Calling


Sean Whelan

Laura Fitzgerald writes;

RTÉ News is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Whelan as its new London Correspondent. Sean has held the role of Economics Correspondent with RTÉ News for almost nine years, extensively reporting the economic crash, the Troika bailout and the economic recovery

Sean will be commencing his new role in the Summer. Sean succeeds Fiona Mitchell who will be taking up a new assignment later this year when her four year posting in London comes to an end…

Pic: RTÉ

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20 thoughts on “London Calling

  1. Andrew

    Hopefully George Lee gets the Economics job back. Although I doubt it. At least he knew what he was talking about, Sean god bless him, did not.
    I don’t mind Sean Whelan though good luck to him

    1. curmudgeon

      Or they could get some fresh meat in. George Lee was foolish and naive and went in to politics only to realise he was a pawn to win FG votes. If he was so foolish to be taken in that easily and then returned to RTE with his tail beneath his legs, accepting a position more suited to a Lyrics FM broadcaster. I dont think the public deserves that. There is a huge pool of available talent that will never get a chance in RTE purely because it is a closed club run for its members and not for the public.

      1. Andrew

        Fine, hopefully from this ‘huge pool of available talent’ they appoint someone with an actual economics qualification and some industry experience to go along with it. Doesn’t have to be George Lee. It probably won’t be George Lee. It will probably be someone form this ‘huge pool of talent’ you speak of that doesn’t know their arse from their elbow with regard to Economics

  2. Barry the Hatchet

    Sean needs to either grow a proper beard or shave. That stubble is doing him no favours.

  3. Cú Chulainn

    Ah, dear old Sean, that’s his ‘I’m a serious journalist ‘ pose.. do you remember the €5bn cost of not proceeding with the water charges..?

  4. eoin

    Loss-making RTE rearranges the deckchairs on its Titanic. Is Fiona going to take up Sean’s economic role or will she just be added to the army of political correspondents hanging around Leinster House. I struggle to see what Fiona whatshername added to RTE news that Gavin Reilly didn’t cover better at Virgin.

  5. Gabby

    Economic commentary, especially the forecasting side of it, is like horse racing commentary. Why not switch roles around for a trial period? Let a sports commentator cover economic matters for a while. George Lee might find going to the Punchestown races a new window on the world.

  6. Dub Spot

    And RTĖ needs a London Correspondent because…..

    If Fiona is related to Phil and Grant Mitchell, watch out…

    1. paddy apathy

      Because like a lot of like things and stuff happen there like and that stuff affects us too and maybe we should like hear about it. Things and stuff!

  7. Gabby

    IMAGE is so important. Maybe in that photo he is a BEFORE image. A razor blade company would give him a month’s supply of razors and then post up an AFTER photo. It might help sharpen his opinions on political life in London.

  8. Truth in the News

    Mike Burns got an MBE and if he is careful he could have trip to the Palace
    to be given a gong, as a so called “Public Service Broadcaster” should not
    these positions be the subject of a public recruitment procedure,

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