Cathal O'Shannon to be honored

Irish broadcast journalist feted by Irish Film & TV Academy

LONDON -- Veteran Irish broadcast journalist Cathal O'Shannon is to be honored by the Irish Film & Television Academy but won't get the night off to enjoy it.

O'Shannon is to appear in conversation with friend and former colleague Gay Byrne at an event scheduled Wednesday in Dublin.

The invitation-only audience is expected to include Niall Tobin, Fionnula Flanagan and Sinead Cusack alongside filmmaker Eamon De Buitlear and broadcasters Michael Ryan, Tom McGurk, Shay Healy and Vincent Browne.

O'Shannon's extensive resume includes stints at The Irish Times to Irish state broadcaster RTE via the BBC.