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From Killarney to RTÉ was a seamless journey for Mícheál

Truth in the news: RTÉ political correspondent Mícheál Lehane

TOP class political correspondent with RTÉ News, Kerryman Mícheál Lehane, is the latest correspondent to front the new Truth Matters campaign highlighting the issue of misinformation and the importance of accurately sourced news.

In this new phase, trusted journalists Mícheál, Ailbhe Conneely and Sinéad Hussey focus on how core journalistic values such as trust, integrity and truth impact their reporting of major news stories.

A former journalist with The Kingdom, Mícheál joined RTÉ in 2004 and he has been part of the political team since then. He was appointed political correspondent in May 2017.

Prior to his appointment, Mícheál worked on all major political stories for RTÉ News and The Week in Politics for more than a decade and he has also presented political programmes on RTÉ television.

He has received widespread praise for his in-depth political analysis and he helped pioneer innovative political features for RTÉ News online.

Mícheál grew up in Caherciveen and he is a big Kerry GAA supporter.

He studied Media, Communications and Philosophy at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick. He began his career with The Kingdom newspaper in Killarney and later joined the Irish Examiner.