Michael Ryan (broadcaster)

Michael Ryan (born 1944) (Irish: Mícheál Ó Riain) is a former television broadcaster on Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ). He used to present Nationwide, which is broadcast on RTÉ One every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening. Mary Kennedy joined him as co-presenter in later years.

Michael Ryan
Born1944 (age 7475)
OccupationTelevision presenter
Known forHost of Nationwide

He lived in Marino, Dublin as a child.[1] He has two sons, Dylan and Colin Ryan, and a daughter, Lisa.[1] His first wife and the mother of his children, Anne Christine Ryan (née Kearney), died in a car accident in 1995 while travelling home from Waterford, where she ran a successful PR company.[1] Ryan married his second wife Liz in 2010. He is considered "popular" in Ireland.[2] He has been based in Wexford for more than 30 years.[3]

He retired from his career in RTÉ in 2011.[4]


  1. Kavanagh, Jacqueline (5 July 2008). "A postcard from: Michael Ryan". Irish Independent.
  2. "Milk Market in Limerick city to feature on RTE television's Nationwide". Limerick Leader. 25 August 2010. Archived from the original on 3 March 2015.
  3. Riegel, Ralph (17 December 2011). "Farewell to all that for TV's Michael". Irish Independent. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  4. Sweeney, Ken (1 December 2011). "Michael bids farewell as RTÉ tells him he will no longer front Nationwide". Irish Independent. Retrieved 1 December 2011.

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