Caitríona Perry

In Conversation with Rick O’Shea

Sunday 17 November

Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Venue: Main Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre

€8/€6 concession, Booking advised


RTÉ’s news anchor Caitríona Perry is back with her latest take on the Irish in America today. From JFK to Trump, Irish American voters have played a pivotal role in US politics, but is their influence on the wane? In The Tribe (Gill Books) she revisits American politics and provides a definitive, clear-eyed look at Irish American voters. Caitríona will be in conversation with with broadcaster Rick O’Shea.




Caitríona Perry is an award-winning Irish journalist.  She’s worked as a broadcast news correspondent since 2000, including a stint as RTÉ’s Washington Correspondent, and currently anchors RTÉ’s flagship news programme Six One. She has won awards for her television and radio reportage, including a National Justice Media Merit Award for TV News in June 2015. She has an undergraduate degree in Journalism (2002) and a master’s degree in International Relations (2010), both awarded by Dublin City University, which recently named her as one of the university’s distinguished alumni. Her first book, In America: Tales from Trump Country, was shortlisted for an Irish Book Award.

Rick O’Shea has been a broadcaster with RTE since 2001, previously on RTE 2FM and as a presenter of RTE Radio 1’s The Poetry Programme. He currently presents weekday mornings on RTE Gold. He runs The Rick O’Shea Book Club (Ireland’s largest with over 26,000 members), hosts events and public interviews at book festivals all across the country, and has been the National Patron of Epilepsy Ireland since 2006. He is also a Book Ambassador for Easons, compiling the “Sinead And Rick’s Must Reads” lists 4 times a year with writer Sinead Moriarty. Rick has been curator of the Waterford Writers Weekend and was one of the judges for the 2018 Costa Book Awards in the UK.