RTÉ Political Correspondent Mícheál Lehane Image Name: RTÉ Political Correspondent Mícheál Lehane Copyright: RTÉ

RTÉ News is pleased to announce the appointment of RTÉ journalist, Mícheál Lehane, as Political Correspondent.

Currently a member of RTÉ’s Political Unit, Mícheál Lehane joined RTÉ in 2004. He has worked on all the major political stories for RTÉ News andThe Week in Politics for more than a decade.

Mícheál is a regular contributor to Morning Ireland, News At One andDrivetime and he has also presented political programmes on RTÉ television.

He has received widespread praise for his in depth political analysis and he helped pioneer innovative political features for RTÉ News online.

Mícheál grew up in Cahersiveen, Co Kerry, and he is a big Kerry GAA supporter.

He studied Media, Communications and Philosophy at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick.

He began his career with The Kingdom newspaper in Killarney and later joined The Irish Examinerwhere he worked for three years. He is married to Áine and has three children: Sadhbh, Ruaidhrí and Donnacha.

Commenting on his new role Mícheál said: “I’m really looking forward to getting started in this job. It’s a real honour to have been chosen. I think this is a really interesting time in Irish politics and I’m relishing the chance to report on it.”