Richard Crowley (journalist)

Richard Crowley is an Irish journalist and broadcaster. He was formerly Middle East Correspondent for RTÉ News and Current Affairs, and co-presenter of the current affairs programme Prime Time on RTÉ television. Prior to leaving RTÉ in 2017, he had presented the News At One on RTÉ Radio One and co-presented the radio programme This Week, with Colm Ó Mongáin, on Sundays.

Richard Crowley
Notable credit(s)
RTÉ News and Current Affairs
Prime Time


Crowley began his journalistic career in the Derry Journal in 1976.[1] During the 1980s, he was a reporter and news presenter on RTÉ television. He also presented a news feature programme called Radharc. He later moved to RTÉ Radio where he presented Morning Ireland for six years, and the RTÉ News at One.[2]

He returned to RTÉ TV News, in 2001, as the Middle East correspondent reporting from the region until 2009. His book, No Man's Land, was published in October 2007. In 2009, he began presenting a new television series on RTÉ about Irish business and finance, called The Smart Money.[2][3] From June 2009, he presented and edited This Week on RTÉ Radio 1.[4] Crowley began co-presenting Prime Time in 2010, and resigned from that role in 2012. He presented the News At One on Radio 1 and This Week on RTÉ radio until he resigned from RTE in December 2017.

In 2015 he was named News Broadcaster of the Year at the Irish annual radio broadcasting awards, the PPIs.

Personal life


  1. Steven Carroll (7 January 2010). "Crowley replaces Little on 'Prime Time'". The Irish Times. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
  2. "Star of the Day: Richard Crowley". RTÉ Guide. 4 April 2009. Archived from the original on 9 April 2009. Retrieved 14 September 2009.
  3. The Smart Money
  4. "Crowley joins RTÉ's Prime Time". RTÉ Entertainment. 6 January 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
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