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Cormac Mac Diarmada
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Cormac Mac Diarmada

Cormac is a writer, actor, stand up and social media sensation.

David Harron
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David Harron

David Harron is Commissioning Executive, Factual at BBC Scotland. He previously worked for many indies, for BBC Scotland and STV as a producer and director on arts, documentary and sports programmes for various broadcasters. His credits include 7 series of Grand Tours of Scotland, The Harbour, Danny MacAskill: Riding The […]

Dee Forbes
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Dee Forbes

Director-General, RTÉ Prior to taking up her role at RTÉ, Dee Forbes was based in London and for over 27 years worked for broadcasters and advertising agency Young and Rubicam. Most recently she was President & Managing Director of Discover Networks Northern Europe. Dee joined Discovery in 2010 as Head […]

Dee Harvey
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Dee Harvey

Dee Harvey is a writer and interactive producer based in Belfast. She is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of Cloud Rupture, a virtual reality company based in Belfast. Their first product, a golf swing VR training tool, debuted at SxSW in March and has recently received R&D support from […]

Deepa Mann-Kler
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Deepa Mann-Kler

Deepa Mann-Kler is the Founder of NEON, a company that combines creativity and latest technological innovation to create compelling commercial products in virtual, augmented and mixed reality software applications. NEON works with health, education, tourism, marketing, gaming and entertainment. We identify a need and we use the latest technology alongside […]

Diona Doherty
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Diona Doherty

Diona is a actress and writer who has starred on stage and screen in the last year, appearing at the 2017 Fringe and as a member of BBC Northern Ireland’s LATE LICENCE.

Dorothy Byrne
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Dorothy Byrne

Dorothy Byrne is Head of News & Current Affairs at Channel Four Television. During her tenure, the Channel’s news and current affairs programmes have won numerous BAFTA, RTS, Emmy Awards and others. Dorothy was made a Fellow of The Royal Television Society for her “outstanding contribution to television” and has […]

Eddie Doyle
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Eddie Doyle

Eddie is originally from Belfast and is among other things Head of Comedy for RTE. He has been responsible for key Irish broadcasting initiatives, including Prime Time Investigates, the Format Farm and Reality Bites documentary series. Eddie is best known for commissioning shows like Mrs Browns Boys, Bridget & Eamon, […]

Fiona Keane
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Fiona Keane

Fiona Keane is BBC NI’s Commissioning Executive for Ulster-Scots. An multi award winning producer and director, she has worked as a Senior Producer with RTE and with a number of Indies across a wide range of genres for BBC NI, BBC Scotland, TG4 and PBS.

Ford Ennals
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Ford Ennals

Ford Ennals set up and leads Digital Radio UK ( DRUK ) the organisation responsible for leading the development and management of digital radio in the UK . The mission of DRUK is to help deliver a digital future for UK radio and to accelerate the transition from analogue to […]

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