Matt Cooper, is a broadcaster, newspaper columnist and best selling author, and a regular chairman at business and sports events.
He presents and edits the daily news, current affairs and sports programme The Last Word on Today FM from Monday to Friday, 4.30pm to 7pm.
He has been the presenter of live GAA coverage on TV3 since from 2008 and previously hosted that station's rugby world cup coverage in 2007 and champions league soccer coverage. He is a fomer editor of The Sunday Tribune, having been appointed at the age of 30 in 1996. He left for a career in radio in 2003 but continues to write leader page columns for the Irish edition of the Sunday Times and for the Friday edition of the Irish Examiner. He was twice national journalist of the yearand twice business journalist of the year.
His first book "Who Really Runs Ireland" was published in 2009 and was a number one bestseller. His second book "How Ireland Really Went Bust" was published in 2011 and was the overall third highest selling Irish non-fiction book in that year.
He regularly acts as chairman or speaker at business conferences and as a master of ceremonies at awards events.
"The audience reaction has been overwhelmingly positive that the right "master of ceremonies" was conducting the evening. Despite their attempts to distract and heckle, you did a great job keeping the event on track and helping us to deliver another successful outing for the ICT Industry in Ireland. "
Billy Huggard, Operations Director, Mediateam
"The event went really well... Matt was well received and we would consider running this type of event again in the future"
Larry Taylor, BT Ireland, January 2013
"He was excellent and proved a huge hit with our audience. His speech was very entertaining and he did a superb Q&A session for us. Matt was also very sociable with our guests in the bar afterwards.He is a thorough gent and helped make our Christmas lunch a very successful one."
Gerard Sproule, C/O LotusWorks, December 2012
"Matt was spot on again and really added to the quality of our conference."
Barry Ennis,Sales Director, PensionSource, December 2012
"Just wanted to say thank you so much for your work at the Undergraduate Awards events this year. Hope you enjoyed the events, at least as much as possible when you're working. You were a pleasure to work with and extremely professional which allowed me to relax knowing it was in your capable hands. You were superb, myself and everyone involved thought you did a fantastic job."
Richard Harris, Events Co-Ordinator, Google Ireland
"Matt Cooper did a remarkable job for us in chairing the IBEC HR Leadership Summit 2011 and managed to engage the audience and get the very best out of the national and international line up of speakers for the benefit of the 500 CEO's, HR Directors and other business leaders who attended Ireland's leading HR conference"
Brendan McGinty, IBEC, October 2011
"We were delighted to have you as master of ceremonies and you guided the proceedings excellently. I have received fantastic feedback from the delegates so many thanks for joining us in Galway."
Stephen O'Riordan, Chief Executive, Londis .