About Eimear Ní Bhraonáin

News background

Eimear is an experienced journalist with a hunger for a story. She understands what makes the front page. She's been published in the local, regional and national press and held senior editorial positions throughout her career. 

From 2008 to 2013, Eimear was widely published in INM titles, the Irish Independent, The Herald and the Sunday Independent. She held various positions at the company including assistant news editor, south-east correspondent and midlands correspondent. 

Live broadcasting is also one of Eimear's skills and she is experienced in front of the microphone and behind the scenes as a radio and TV producer. Her accessibility, knowledge, wealth of contacts in the world of politics, sports and showbiz makes her a valuable member of any team. 

Eimear worked for local radio KCLR from 2014-2023 and held various roles there including broadcast journalist, producer and Head of Content. She was best known as presenter of the station's main morning talk show, KCLR Live, where she became a familiar and trusted voice in Carlow-Kilkenny every day. She held the highest listenership across the station with up to 19,750 listeners tuning in daily (source: JNLR).

In 2022, Eimear was honoured with the Carlow Ambassador Award for her promotion of Carlow on and off the airwaves. Read about it here.

In her first year in business with Eimear.ie, she was awarded a Gradaim Gnó na hÉireann gold medal for providing services through Irish or 'seirbhís i nGaeilge'.

Creativity and innovation is hugely important to Eimear and she undertook a postgraduate certificate in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship through Trinity College Dublin. She received a distinction in the course which helped her develop new skills in design thinking and brainstorming techniques that are useful for creative media campaigns.