Shane is a broadcaster and an award winning journalist. He is host of Newstalk Breakfast having previously been the Political Editor of Newstalk.com and the presenter of the Sunday Show current affairs programme on the same station. He is a regular columnist for the Irish Independent. Previously the Political Editor of the Sunday Tribune newspaper, Shane has been covering politics for 16 years. Prior to that he was also the Business Editor of the Sunday Tribune. He is the author of four books on Irish politics, including the critically acclaimed Bertie Ahern and the Drumcondra Mafia and Scandal Nation.