Monday February 17, 2020

‘Until we get to a point where sports anchor isn’t prefixed by the word female, there’s still work to be done’

RTÉ Sport journalist Evanne Ní Chuilinn believes that if gender quotas mean a faster route to equality, there is no time to waste, writes Catherine Healy

23rd April, 2017
Picture: Maura Hickey. 18.04.17 Evanne Ní Chuilinn.

Google her name and you will find many descriptions: “glam RTÉ mum”, “stunning news woman”, “statuesque blonde”. Evanne Ní Chuilinn is well aware of how gender shapes perceptions of female public figures, but the sports presenter refuses to be defined by the assignation.

“We don’t hear Dee Forbes described as the female director general of RTÉ or Sarah Keane as the female president of the Olympic Council...

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