Forging her own path
Although Ear to the Ground presenter Ella McSweeney grew up in the city, she has always been drawn to agriculture and is very much a country girl at heart, writes Anne O’Donoghue

Even though Ella McSweeney grew up amongst the hustle and bustle of Dublin city, she always had an enduring interest in the countryside and animals. A fact that is very much reflected in her career to date.

As a presenter on Ear to the Ground – alongside other farming, wildlife and science shows – she has been taken far away from the cityscape, down boreens and into green fields around the country.