Maura Derrane

Maura Catherine Derrane (born 8 July 1970) is an Irish television presenter and journalist. She currently works for Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), but previously for TV3 and TG4.

Maura Derrane
Maura Catherine Derrane

(1970-07-08) 8 July 1970
ResidenceDungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
EmployerRaidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)
AgentNoel Kelly
Known forPresenting work on RTÉ, TV3 and TG4.
TelevisionRTÉ News
TV3 News
Ireland AM
The Afternoon Show
Four Live
Spouse(s)John Deasy (m. 2005)

Derrane is a from Inishmore, County Galway. She previously worked as a researcher for RTÉ News in Galway.[1] In 1996, she moved to TG4 as a news reporter. From 1998, she worked for TV3 News. She worked as a news reporter and crime correspondent.[2]

From 2004 to 2006, she was a co-presenter on Ireland AM. She has presented three series of Feirm Factor on TG4.[3]

Derrane presented The Afternoon Show from October 2009, with Sheana Keane.[3] The programme was dropped after the launch of the 2010 new season of RTÉ Television,[4] and replaced by two other afternoon chat shows. Four Live was presented by Derrane, and was followed by The Daily Show presented by Dáithí Ó Sé and Claire Byrne.[5] These ended in March 2012.[6]

Today debuted in November 2012, and is hosted each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, by Maura Derrane and Dáithí Ó Sé.[7]

Personal life

She got married in 2005 to politician John Deasy and lives with him in Dungarvan, County Waterford.[1] Her agent is Noel Kelly. She gave birth to a son named Cal in May 2014.[3] She also holds a conviction for dangerous driving after an appearance at Naas District Court in 2011.[8]


  1. Dwyer, Ciara (10 August 2008). "There's no holding her back". Sunday Independent. Retrieved 6 August 2010.
  2. "The Afternoon Show: Presenters". RTÉ.ie. Archived from the original on 6 August 2010. Retrieved 6 August 2010.
  3. "Maura Derrane - TV Presenter". NK Management. Archived from the original on 17 February 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2010.
  4. McGreevy, Ronan (6 August 2010). "RTÉ bucks recession with more investment in home-made documentaries and drama". The Irish Times. Dublin. Retrieved 6 August 2010.
  5. "RTÉ Television announces new season". RTÉ.ie. 5 August 2010. Retrieved 6 August 2010.
  6. Moore, Leanne (6 December 2011). "Claire, Daithi and Maura won't be back". Evening Herald. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  7. Hogan, Louise (15 September 2012). "RTÉ brings back familiar faces for new live show". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  8. "TV star makes speedy donation". Retrieved 14 January 2018.
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