Sharon Ni Bheolain

If TV’s Sharon Ni Bheolain was denied an education like the 130 million girls worldwide today, she would not have been on Irish televisions reporting on the country’s biggest stories for the past two decades.


Sharon Ni Bheolain

Sharon Ni Bheolain is a presenter on RTE’s 9 O’ clock News, Leaders Questions and Crimecall. With over two decades in broadcasting, she has presented and reported across all of RTE’s main television news bulletins. Her feature reports have aired on PrimeTime. She’s guest presented ‘The Week in Politics’. She presented RTEs learning Irish series “Turas Teanga” after beginning her career in Nuacht.

Sharon is a passionate advocate of animal welfare and promotion of education rights for girls in developing countries.

If TV’s Sharon Ni Bheolain was denied an education like the 130 million girls worldwide today, she would not have been on Irish televisions reporting on the country’s biggest stories for the past two decades.

131 million girls worldwide are out of school. This includes 32.4 million girls of primary school age, 29.8 million girls of lower secondary school age, and 68.7 million girls of upper secondary school age.

On 2nd February, in Dakar Senegal, nations, philanthropies and corporations will have the opportunity to pledge funds to the Global Partnership for Education, which supports education for the poorest and most marginalised.

Plan International Ireland is calling on the Irish government to increase investment in education.

Investing in education makes economic sense; one extra year of schooling increases an individual’s earnings by up to 10% and each additional year of schooling raises average annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth by 0.37%.