Rick has been a broadcaster with RTE since arriving in 2001, currently presenting weekday afternoons on RTE Gold. He has previously won PPI National Radio Awards for his shows on RTE 2FM and is the former presenter of The Poetry Programme on RTE Radio 1. On RTE TV Rick co-presented the 2015 Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards and the 2016 series “Science And Me”. He won Ireland’s only series of Celebrity Mastermind in 2012. Rick has been the National Patron of Epilepsy Ireland since 2006, runs Ireland’s largest book club, The Rick O’Shea Book Club, with over 16,000 members, ( Check it out on www.thebookclub.ie) hosts events and public interviews at festivals all across the country, and is the literary curator of the Imagine Arts Festival / Waterford Writers Weekend. You can tune into Rick daily on RTE Gold.