It is volatile: RTEs Maura Derrane talks #MeToo and marraige

RTÉ presenter Maura Derrane has a successful career in television and she believes that it's down to attitude.

The 48-year-old told Irish Country Magazine, ''When it comes to things like #MeToo, it is very sad to think that women are getting less jobs and that there isn’t enough female representation in various areas. But I know that is the reality.''

She continued, ''I believe when you enter into a business that is not very stable like television, you can’t go into work every day wondering if you will still have a job in a year or six months or two months. By nature it is volatile.''

She added, ''My attitude has always been that a natural end will come to one thing and another thing will happen. It is like a cycle.''


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Maura, who has been married to Fine Gael TD John Deasy for 14 years, is mum to five-year-old Cal.

When it comes to being parents, they juggle childcare.


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She said, ''I think if one person is at home, it’s easier, let’s be straight about it. Life is smoother. My mother was always at home when I was growing up and things do go smoother. If you have good childcare, which I do, then it is relatively easy."

We think she looks fantastic - see Maura in action on The Today Show with Daithi O'Shea on RTÉ, weekdays at 3:30pm.



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