Damien O’Reilly: the home-base will always be in Castleknock
Janine Kennedy
In conversation with Janine Kennedy, former RTÉ presenter Damien O'Reilly talks about his life, career and future working within Ireland's co-operative space in Brussels
30 November 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Margaret Leahy: bus 424 has been a game changer for my rural life
Rural transport links - especially those later-night services - lower our dependencies on cars, but also link together our smaller communities, writes Margaret Leahy.
23 November 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Time to give thanks for friendships
Margaret Leahy gives her view on American Thanksgiving, friendship and the relationships which sustain us.
Damien O'Reilly: listen before you decide on your opinion
In his last column for Irish Country Living, Damien O'Reilly discusses the roadbloacks to environmental progress and what we can do to combat them.
9 November 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Damien's Diary: sentimental heifers riding the radio waves
Damien O'Reilly recalls his start in radio in the late 1990s, at Shannonside/Northern Sound, and some of his notable experiences reading the farming news and covering elections.
2 November 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Damien’s Diary: the moment is now
Damien O'Reilly is moving on from his RTE Countrywide role for the bright lights of Brussels. He reflects on his time in public broadcasting.
26 October 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Damien's Diary: the makings of future "Reeling in the Years" episodes
Damien O'Reilly discusses the importance of sports journalism in connecting the viewer to the athlete in meaningful ways.
19 October 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Damien's Diary: a brief history of agricultural journalism
In the wake of taking home the Best Magazine Programme award at the IMRO Radio Awards, Damien O'Reilly reflects on the Irish tradition of agricultural journalism.
12 October 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Damien's Diary: is organic production the way forward for Irish beef?
Organic farming isn't the odd-ball, niche system it might have been considered 20 years ago, writes Damien O'Reilly.
5 October 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Ag science has big challenges but plenty of opportunities ahead
Critics of the ag-food sector often don’t realise how many talented scientists are quietly working behind the scenes to help solve our biggest problems.
28 September 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Damien’s Diary: democracy under pressure
Worrying political trends in other parts of the world should serve as a warning sign for protecting Irish democracy.
21 September 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Damien O’Reilly: time to go back to the future and learn from 1980s lifestyles
There are many lessons on sustainable living to be learned from the dark economic days of the 1980s.
14 September 2022 Damien O'Reilly