Irish Book Awards

Matt Cooper

Matt Cooper is the presenter of ‘The Last Word’ on Today FM, one of the nation’s most popular radio shows. In over twenty years as a reporter (Business & Finance, Sunday Business Post, Irish Independent) and editor (Sunday Tribune), and now as a broadcaster and columnist (Irish Daily Mail), Matt Cooper has enjoyed access to the most significant people in Irish politics and business, putting him in an unrivalled position to assess and interpret the actions of Ireland’s most powerful figures.

He is the author of two bestselling books, Who Really Runs Ireland? (2009) and How Ireland Really Went Bust (2011). He also narrated the acclaimed documentary Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang (2015) after he travelled with the basketballer to North Korea in 2014. He is a television sports host with TV3 and presented the station’s 2015 Rugby World Cup coverage.

From Cork, he lives in Dublin with his wife and their five children.

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