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Leo J. Enright

Leo J. Enright (born 18 March 1955) is an Irish radio broadcaster and news reporter.[1] He is currently Chairman of the Irish Government's science awareness programme, Discover Science & Engineering. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the School of Cosmic Physics[2] at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.

Early Life and Career

Leo Enright was born in London, but considers Dublin his home town. He was educated at St. Fintan's High School, Sutton and University College Dublin. As a Fellow of the World Press Institute,[3] he studied American history, economics and culture at Macalester College, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Major achievements

In 1978, Enright won a Jacob's Award for his report on Dublin delinquents, broadcast on RTÉ Radio's This Week programme.[4]

In 2000, with support from NASA's Astrobiology Institute, he completed the Workshop on Molecular Evolution[5] at the Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution.[6]

In 2008 he shared in a Thea Award for his work as science advisor on "Cosmos at the Castle", an interactive exhibition at Blackrock Castle Observatory exploring extreme life on earth and in space.[7] The award was presented by the Themed Entertainment Association, a worldwide association of designers and producers of themed experiences such as museums, zoos and theme parks.[8]


  1. ^ Leo Enright Retrieved March 2011
  2. ^ School of Cosmic Physics Retrieved March 2011
  3. ^ World Press Institute Retrieved March 2011
  4. ^ The Irish Times, "Jacobs present awards", 31 March 1979
  5. ^ Workshop on Molecular Evolution Retrieved March 2011
  6. ^ Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution Retrieved March 2011
  7. ^ RTÉ News: Cork observatory wins Thea award Retrieved March 2011
  8. ^ THEA Awards Retrieved March 2011
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