TALBOT COLLECTION CORK
COMMUNITY, BUSINESS & SPORTS AWARDS 2018
The July winner of the Talbot Collection Cork Community, Business and Sports Awards is Mr. Paul Byrne of TV3 who is the winner in the Community Award category
The Awards Scheme is sponsored by Talbot Collection Cork along with Award Sponsors AIB Midleton & Ballincollig.
Previous 2018 winners are:
- Bob Savage of Dell/EMC (Business)
- Billie Jean Sargent Rhythm Dance Company (Community)
- Tom Butler Ballincollig Tidy Towns (Community)
- St. Mary’s High School Midleton Equestrian Team (Sports)
- John Caulfield Cork City FC (Sports)
- Jameson Distillery (Business)
PAUL BYRNE was just 14 and still at school when he kicked off his career in broadcasting. After submitting a demo tape to local pirate radio station CCLR he started presenting a weekly 15 minute show called Teen Beat. Michael Jackson’s “One Day in Your Life” was the first track he ever played on radio. He soon learned never to start a show with a slow song. A few weeks after starting on the station he got his big break – the show was extended to 20 minutes.
Paul then started to perform at discos in youth clubs and as the years went by he worked on many more pirates like ERI & South Coast Radio. He then moved to the world of television and landed a job presenting a shopping channel on Cork Multi Channel TV.
This led to music shows and a magazine type of programme plus a candid camera show.
1989 saw the beginning of independent radio & Paul moved to Radio South – later to become 96FM where he presented various programmes as well as producing the morning chat show.
In 1997 Paul joined RTE & worked as a continuity announcer on RTE1 television.
A year later he was offered the job as Southern Correspondent with TV3 News. This is a role he has made his own- becoming one of the newsrooms biggest names – creating and breaking more exclusive stories than most in any news organisation.
Paul has worked on some of the biggest stories in the South from murders to the biggest drugs seizures in the history of the state. Now 52 years of age, a father of two, and soon to be married, Paul says that not a day goes by when he doesn’t look forward to going to work. Working in News he says is where people allow you into their lives and share stories of all kinds.
Now entering his 20th year with TV3, Paul says he’s certainly looking forward to many more years bringing news into homes of people across Ireland. He is very grateful to the viewers who tune in and to the people who trust him with their stories.
Award Sponsors AIB Midleton & AIB Ballincollig
Photography By: Gerard Bonus