Ciara Kelly

Ciara Kelly

Newstalk , Radio Presenter

Ciara Kelly is an award-winning broadcaster and columnist. Ciara presents Newstalk Breakfast with Shane Coleman having previously presented Newstalk’s Lunchtime Live show for three years where she achieved the highest ever ratings in the lunchtime slot.

She qualified from UCD Medicine in 1997 and was a practicing doctor for twenty years. She also taught under grads and post-grad Doctors from both UCD and Trinity College for many years and was Assistant Director of GP training in UCD.

In her media career she was the medical expert on RTÉ's flagship health show Operation Transformation for seven series and also was a presenter on Body Shopping and Doctors on Call on RTÉ. She has presented The Tonight show and The Sunday Show on Virgin One and was the resident Doctor on TV3s The Morning show. She has also appeared on shows such as The Late Late Show, The Restaurant and Brendan O Connors The Cutting Edge on RTÉ and The Six O’Clock Show and Ireland AM on Virgin.

Internationally she has been a regular contributor to Euronews and also been on BBC Radio Fours Women’s hour.


At DMX Dublin, Ciara will join a panel discussion on...

How do we rebuild trust in an era of global turmoil?


Society at a crossroads: Huge societal fractures have been exposed. Brexit, Social Inequality, The Capitol Insurrection, and the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted us in ways we are still only beginning to understand. How do we begin to rebuild trust? What role can media leaders play in leading that process?  What are the responsibilities of business leaders in shaping a better and more empathetic future? How does government need to respond? What does our brave new world look like?

Joining this panel discussion is Peter Vandermeersch, Publisher at Independent News & Media, Ciara Kelly, Radio Presenter at Newstalk & Aine Kerr, COO at Kinzen. This panel will be facilitated by Feargal Purcell, Head of Public Affairs at Edelman.

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